Dr Wozniak graduated with distinctions from Wroclaw Medical University, Poland in 2006 and undertook his postgraduate medical training in the UK. Following initial training posts in West Midlands he transferred to the East of England region where he completed specialist training in Respiratory and General Internal Medicine. He gained further education and training in Sleep Medicine at the Respiratory Support and Sleep Centre at Royal Papworth Hospital where he worked as a Senior Clinical Research Fellow. During this fellowship he was awarded two external research grants and delivered three NIHR Portfolio research studies which examined associations between obstructive sleep apnoea and glaucoma, including the impact of CPAP on ocular pressure and microvasculature. For this work he was awarded a PhD.
He is a certified European Expert Sleep Specialist (Somnologist) and an active member of the British Thoracic Society Specialist Advisory Group on Sleep Apnoea.
Dr Wozniak was appointed to his consultant post at Royal Papworth Hospital in 2018 where he combines clinical work with research and medical education.
He undertakes sleep disturbance clinics, general respiratory clinics and provides specialist care for people needing invasive and non-invasive ventilatory support.
- Respiratory and non-respiratory sleep disorders including: obstructive and central sleep apnoea, parasomnia, restless legs, narcolepsy, excessive sleepiness.
- General respiratory conditions including: asthma, emphysema/COPD, cough, recurrent chest infections, respiratory muscle weakness, unexplained breathlessness.
- Motor neurone disease, home non-invasive ventilation, weaning from invasive ventilation.
Obstructive sleep apnoea and its association with glaucoma, CPAP therapy in tracheobronchomalacia, respiratory surveillance and ventilatory support in motor neurone disease,
- MD- Wroclaw Medical University, Poland 2006
- MRCP- Royal Colleges of Physicians, London 2009
- RCP SCE-Respiratory Specialty Certificate Examination 2013
- ESRS Expert Somnologist 2016
- CCT - Respiratory and General Internal Medicine 2018
- PhD- Anglia Ruskin University 2020
- General Medical Council
- Royal College of Physicians
- British Sleep Society
- British Thoracic Society
- European Respiratory Society
- Cochrane Airways Group
D R Wozniak, A Rubino, A.L.W. Tan, N Jones, S Webb, A Vuylsteke, E Palas, T G Quinnell, I E Smith, M G Davies. Positive role of continuous positive airway pressure for intensive care unit patients with severe hypoxaemic respiratory failure due to COVID-19 pneumonia: a single centre experience. Accepted for publication in J Intensive Care Soc. September 2020.
Askland K, Wright L, Wozniak DR, Emmanuel T, Caston J, Smith I. Educational, supportive and behavioural interventions to improve usage of continuous positive airway pressure machines in adults with obstructive sleep apnoea [Update]. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2020 Apr 7;4(4).
Kennedy B, Lasserson TJ, Wozniak DR, Smith I. Pressure modification or humidification for improving usage of continuous positive airway pressure machines in adults with obstructive sleep apnoea. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2019 Dec 2;12(12)
Wozniak D, Bourne R, Peretz G, Kean J, Willshire C, Harun S, Villar S, Chiu YD, Smith I. Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Patients With Primary-open Angle Glaucoma: No Role for a Screening Program. J Glaucoma. 2019 Aug;28(8):668-675.
Wozniak DR, Quinnell TG. Unmet needs of patients with narcolepsy: perspectives on emerging treatment options. Nat Sci Sleep. 2015 May 22;7:51-61.
Wozniak DR, Lasserson TJ, Smith I. Educational, supportive and behavioural interventions to improve usage of continuous positive airway pressure machines in adults with obstructive sleep apnoea. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2014 Jan 8;1.
Wozniak DR, Smith I. Beyond CPAP-design and use of complex positive airway pressure devices in the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea. Minerva Pneumologica 2013 December;52(4):163-81