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Sleep Team/Physicians

Our staff has extensive experience in all facets of sleep medicine. Our physicians are board certified by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and are employed by the University of Rochester Medical Center.

 	Ellen True, BS, R.EEG.T, RPSGT, RST, Manager
Ellen True, BS, R.EEG.T, RPSGT, RST, Manager

She is a Registered Electroencephalographic technician, Registered Polysomnographic technologist, Registered Sleep technician.

Her sleep education includes the Atlanta School of Sleep Medicine and St Cloud Minnesota school of advanced scoring training. She helped launch the Thompson Healths Sleep Disorders Center in 1991. Her duties include the management of the center's staff, quality control, patient educator, and American academy of sleep accreditation compliance.



Joseph Modrak, M.D.

Dr. Modrak has been treating patients with sleep disorders for over 15 years.  In addition to being the Medical Director at the FF Thompson Sleep Disorders Center, he is the Associate Medical Director at the Strong Sleep Disorders Center.  Dr. Modrak maintains a busy clinical practice, evaluating and managing thousands of patients with sleep disorders each year.  He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care, and Sleep Disorders.

Current Appointments

  • Associate Professor - Department of Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases & Critical Care.
  • Associate Director-Strong Sleep Disorders Center,
  • Medical Director-Thompson Health Sleep Disorders Center
  • Medical Director –Sleep Medicine at St. James Mercy Hospital

 Dr. Joseph Modrak practices Pulmonary, Sleep medicine and Critical Care medicine.

Specialties

  • Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease - American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Critical Care Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Sleep Medicine - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

 

Sandhya Khurana, MD, FCCP, FAASM

  • Associate Professor of Medicine
  • University of Rochester Medical Center-Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine
  • Thompson Health -Sleep medicine

Dr. Sandhya Khurana practices Pulmonary, Sleep medicine and Critical Care medicine.

Special Interests: Asthma; Advanced diagnostic bronchoscopy/thoracic oncology; Sleep Disordered Breathing,

Specialties

  • Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease - American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Critical Care Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Sleep Medicine - American Board of Sleep Medicine & American Board of Internal Medicine


 

Carol-Lynn Petronaci, M.D.

Current Appointments

  • University of Rochester Medical Center
  • Associate Professor of Medicine
  • University of Rochester Medical Center-Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine
  • Thompson Health -Sleep medicine
  • Medical Director of Pulmonary step down at Highland Hospital
  • Consultant Pulmonologist Monroe County TB clinic

Dr Petronaci practices General Pulmonary Medicine, Internal Medicine, Sleep Medicine and Critical Care medicine.

Specialties

  • Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease - American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Critical Care Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine

 

Carla Jungquist, FNP

Carla Jungquist is a family nurse practitioner with specialty in chronic pain and sleep disorders. She holds a PhD in health practice research and is faculty at the University of Buffalo, School of Nursing. She has presented her research entitled “cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia in patients with chronic pain” and “the effects opioid medications have on sleep and breathing” at numerous national sleep conferences. She is has authored several journal articles as well as a book “Cognitive Behavioral Treatment of Insomnia: session by session guide.