Hiren Muzumdar, MD

  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics
  • Director, Pediatric Pulmonology Fellowship, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
  • Director, Pediatric Sleep Evaluation Center, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

Hiren Muzumdar, MD, is an associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonology. He is the program director of the fellowship in pediatric pulmonology and director of the Pediatric Sleep Disorders Center at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.

Muzumdar completed medical school and earned his Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery degree from the University of Bombay. He completed residency in pediatrics and earned his post graduate degree (M.D.) in pediatrics at the Topiwala National Medical College in Mumbai, India. He completed pediatric residency and a fellowship in pediatric pulmonology at the State University of New York at Brooklyn, New York. He was an assistant professor of pediatrics at the State University of New York in Brooklyn and subsequently at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, New York. He completed training in sleep medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and joined the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine as associate professor of pediatrics.

Muzumdar is interested in the obstructive sleep apnea in pediatrics and his work has demonstrated the changes in autonomic function in children caused by sleep apnea. He is also interested in identification of obstructive sleep apnea in children with tracheostomies prior to decannulation of the tracheostomy. He was a member of the group that defined the effects of adenotonsillectomy in children with obstructive sleep apnea in a large multicenter study (the ChAt study). In his role as program director of pediatric pulmonology, he is interested in the effects of the COVID-19 epidemic on training, trainees and faculty.

Professional and Scientific Society Memberships

  • American Thoracic Society
  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine

Education & Training

  • MBBS, University of Bombay, 1988
  • MD, Pediatrics, University of Bombay, 1991
  • Residency in Pediatrics, State University of New York at Brooklyn, 1993-1996
  • Fellowship in Pediatric Pulmonology, State University of New York at Brooklyn, 1999-2003

Selected Publications

Muzumdar HV, Sin S, Nikova M, Gates G, Kim D, Arens R. Changes in heart rate variability after adenotonsillectomy in children with obstructive sleep apnea. Chest. 2011 May;139(5):1050-9. Pubmed PMID: 21106661. 

Nandalike K, Shifteh K, Sin S, Strauss T, Stakofsky A, Gonik N, Bent J, Parikh SR, Bassila M, Nikova M, Muzumdar H, Arens R. Adenotonsillectomy in obese children with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome: magnetic resonance imaging findings and considerations. Sleep. 2013 Jun 1;36(6):841-7. Pubmed PMID: 23729927.

Muzumdar H, Nandalike K, Bent J, Arens R. Obstructive sleep apnea due to extrathoracic tracheomalacia. J Clin Sleep Med. 2013 Feb 1;9(2):163-4. Pubmed PMID: 23372471

Katz ES, Moore RH, Rosen CL, Mitchell RB, Amin R, Arens R, Muzumdar H, Chervin RD, Marcus CL, Paruthi S, Willging P, Redline S.  Growth After Adenotonsillectomy for Obstructive Sleep Apnea: An RCT. Pediatrics. 2014 Aug;134(2):282-9. Pubmed PMID: 25070302

Garetz SL, Mitchell RB, Parker PD, Moore RH, Rosen CL, Giordani B, Muzumdar H, Paruthi S, Elden L, Willging P, Beebe DW, Marcus CL, Chervin RD, Redline S. Quality of life and obstructive sleep apnea symptoms after pediatric adenotonsillectomy. Pediatrics. 2015 Feb;135(2):e477-86. doi: 10.1542/peds.2014-0620. Epub 2015 Jan 19. PMID: 25601979

Quante M, Wang R, Weng J, Rosen CL, Amin R, Garetz SL, Katz E, Paruthi S, Arens R, Muzumdar H, Marcus CL, Ellenberg S, Redline S. The Effect of Adenotonsillectomy for Childhood Sleep Apnea on Cardiometabolic Measures. Childhood Adenotonsillectomy Trial (CHAT). Sleep. 2015 Sep 1;38(9):1395-403.  Pubmed PMID: 25669177

Pharmacologic Treatment of Rett Syndrome With Glatiramer Acetate. Djukic A, Holtzer R, Shinnar S, Muzumdar H, Rose SA, Mowrey W, Galanopoulou AS, Shinnar R, Jankowski JJ, Feldman JF, Pillai S, Moshé SL. Pediatr Neurol. 2016 May 27pii: S0887-8994(16)30112-6. doi: 10.1016/j.pediatrneurol.2016.05.010. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 27363291

Cognitive Effects of Adenotonsillectomy for Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Taylor HG, Bowen SR, Beebe DW, Hodges E, Amin R, Arens R, Chervin RD, Garetz SL, Katz ES, Moore RH, Morales KH, Muzumdar H, Paruthi S, Rosen CL, Sadhwani A, Thomas NH, Ware J, Marcus CL, Ellenberg SS, Redline S, Giordani B. Pediatrics. 2016 Aug;138(2). pii: e20154458. doi: 10.1542/peds.2015-4458. PMID: 27464674

Sleep and Breathing the First Night After Adenotonsillectomy in Obese Children With Obstructive Sleep Apnea. De A, Waltuch T, Gonik NJ, Nguyen-Famulare N, Muzumdar H, Bent JP, Isasi CR, Sin S, Arens R. J Clin Sleep Med. 2017 Apr 25. pii: jc-17-00126. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28454600

Pediatric Faculty and Trainee Attitudes Toward the COVID-19 Pandemic.  Hospital Pediatrics.  Kazmerski T, Friehling E, Sharp E, Muzumdar I, Corbera-Hincapie M, Dewar S, Nowalk A, Srinath A, Muzumdar H. Hospital Pediatrics February 2021, 11 (2) 198-207; DOI: https://doi.org/10.1542/hpeds.2020-001990

Academic and Research Interests

  • Obstructive sleep apnea