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David Dinges, PhD

David Dinges, PhD Clinical Psychologist

Chief, Division of Sleep and Chronobiology Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry

Dr. Dinges is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Psychiatry

Programs & Centers:

Description of Clinical Expertise

pathological and excessive sleepiness

Practice Locations and Appointments


Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research, National Aerospace Medical Association, National American Academy of Sleep Medicine, National American Association for the Advancement of Science, International American Physiological Society, National American Psychological Association, Division of Behavioral Neuroscience, National American Psychological Society, National American Sleep Apnea Association, National Associated Professional Sleep Societies, International European Sleep Research Society, International Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, National International Commission on Illumination, International Society for Chronobiology, International International Society for NeuroImmunoModulation, International National Sleep Foundation, National Neuroethics Society (, National New York Academy of Sciences, National Northeast Sleep Society, Local Psychonomic Society, National Sleep Research Society, International Society for Light Treatment & Biological Rhythms, International Society for Neuroscience, National Society for Research on Biological Rhythms, National Thomas Bond Society, Local

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Dinges is employed by Penn Medicine.


Description of Research Expertise:

Sleep; chronobiology; human neurobehavioral functions; cognitive performance; psychophysiological asssessment

Selected Publications:

Desai SV, Asch DA, Bellini LM, Chaiyachati KH, Liu M, Sternberg AL, Tonascia J, Yeager AM, Asch JM, Katz JT, Basner M, Bates DW, Bilimoria KY, Dinges DF, Even-Shoshan O, Shade DM, Silber JH, Small DS, Volpp KG, Shea JA, and the iCOMPARE Research Group.: Education Outcomes from a National Cluster-Randomized Trial of Duty Hour Flexibility in Internal Medicine Training (iCOMPARE). New England Journal of Medicine, : 1-14,2018.

Tkachenko O, Dinges DF.: Interindividual variability in neurobehavioral response to sleep loss: A comprehensive review. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews : 1-88,2018.

Prasad, B., Steffen, A.D., Van Dongen, H., Pack, F.M., Strakovsky, I., Staley, B., Dinges, D.F., Maislin, G., Pack, A.I., Weaver, T.E.: Determinants of manifest sleepiness in obstructive sleep apnea. SLEEP : 1-9,2018.

Basner, M., Dinges, D.F.: Sleep duration in the United States 2003-2016: First signs of success in the fight against sleep deficiency? SLEEP : 1-16,2018.

Basner, M., Hermosillo, E., Nasrini, J., McGuire, S., Saxena, S., Moore, T.M., Gur, R.C., Dinges, D.F.: Repeated administration effects on psychomotor vigilance test performance. SLEEP 41 (1): Article Number: UNSP zsx187,2018.

Basner, M., Hermosillo, E., Nasrini, J., McGuire, S., Saxena, S., Moore, T.M., Gur, R.C., Dinges, D.F.: Repeated administration effects on psychomotor vigilance test (PVT) performance. SLEEP 41 (1): Article Number: UNSP zsx187,2018.

Stern, H.S., Blower, D., Cohen M.L., Czeisler, C.A., Dinges, D.F., Greenhouse, J.B., Guog, F., Hanowskih, R.J., Hartenbaumi, Natalie P., Krueger, Gerald P., Mallis, Melissa M., Pain, R., Pearson, J.R., Rizzon, M., Sinha E., Small, D.S., Stuart, E.A., Wegman, D.H.: Data and methods for studying commercial motor vehicle driver fatigue, highway safety and long-term driver health Accident Analysis and Prevention : 2018.

Shea J, Silber JH, Desai SV, Dinges DF, Bellini LM, Tonascia J, Sternberg AL, Small DS, Shade DM, Katz JT, Basner M, Volpp KG, Asch DA, iCOMPARE Research Group.: Development of the individualized Comparative Effectiveness of Models Optimizing Patient Safety and Resident Education (iCOMPARE) trial: a protocol summary of a national cluster randomised trial of resident duty hour policies in internal medicine. BMJ Open : 2018;0:e021711,2018.

Boland, E.M, Rao, H., Dinges, D.F., Smith, R.V., Goel, N., Detre, J.A. Basner, M., Sheline, Y.I., Thase, M.E., Gehrman, P.R: Meta-analysis of the antidepressant effects of acute sleep deprivation. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry : Epub,2017 .

Basner, M., Nasrini, J., Hermosillo, E., McGuire, S., Dinges, D.F., Moore, T.M., Gur, R.C., Rittweger, J., Mulder, E., Donoviel, D., Stevens, B., Bershad, E.M., and the SPACECOT investigator group: Effects of -12° head-Down tilt with and without elevated levels of CO2 on cognitive performance: the SPACECOT study Journal of Applied Physiology : Epub,2017.

Academic Contact Info

Chief, Division of Sleep and Chronobiology
Director, Unit for Experimental Psychiatry
Department of Psychiatry
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
1013 Blockley Hall
423 Guardian Drive

Philadelphia, PA 19104-6021
Phone: (215) 898-9949
Patient appointments: 866-301-4PBH (4724)

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