Luqi Chi, MD

Associate Professor of Neurology

Phone314-362-4342

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Sleep Medicine

Research Interests

Clinical research:

Dr. Chi is a site principle investigator and co-investigator of the following clinical trials:

  1. The impact of treating obstructive sleep apnea on mild cognitive impairment
  2. Differential upper airway anatomic risk factors between Chinese and Caucasian apneics
  3. The effect of CPAP on cardiac function in hospitalized patients with obstructive sleep apnea and heart failure
  4. Reducing heart failure re-admissions by enhancing CPAP adherence

 

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Clinical Interests

Outpatient sleep medicine consultation and hospital sleep medicine.

Sleep disorders: obstructive sleep apnea, central sleep apnea, treatment adherence issues associated with positive airway pressure therapy, sleep related hypoventilation, obesity hypoventilation syndrome, circadian rhythm disorders, insomnia, hypersomnia, narcolepsy, restless leg syndrome, periodic limb movement disorder, and parasomnias (sleep walking, sleep-related eating disorder, REM behavior disorder, etc).

Respiratory failure caused by neuromuscular disease (such as ALS), chest wall deformity, lung disease and congestive heart failure using noninvasive ventilation (NIV) delivered through a variety of ventilatory modes.

 

Publications

C. Lin, A.S. Wiemken, S.E. Leinwand, S. Wang, B.T. Keenan, J. Wang, Z. Wang, Y. Sun, X. Li, W. Qu, T. Gislason, B. Benediktsdottir, L. Chi, R.J. Schwab. Interethnic Comparison of Inter-Mandibular and Soft Tissue Volume among Native Chinese, Icelandic Caucasian and African American Apneics (Sleep 40;2017:A162. presented at American Thoracic Society International Conference, Boston, June 3-7, 2017).

Kuna S.T., Shuttleworth D.,Chi, L.,Schutte-Rodin, S., Friedman, E.,   Guo H., Dhand, S.,   Yang, L., Zhu, J., Bellamy, S.L., Volpp, K.G., Asch, D.A.  Web-based access to positive airway pressure usage with or without an initial financial incentive improves treatment use in patients with obstructive sleep apnea.  Sleep. 2015; 38(8):1229-36

Chi, L.,Comyn, F., Keenan, B.T., Cater, J., Maislin, G., Pack, A.I., Schwab, R.J. Heritability of Craniofacial Structures in Normal Subjects and Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Sleep. 2014 Oct 1;37(10):1689-98

Chi, L., Comyn, F., Mitra, N., Reilly, M.P., Wan, F., Maislin, G., Chmiewski, L., Thorne-FitzGerald, M.D., Victor, U.N., Pack, A.I., Schwab, R.J.: Identification of Craniofacial Risk Factors for Obstructive Sleep Apnea Using Three-Dimensional MRI. Eur  Resp J. 2011; 38:348-58

Wang, Z. Wang, Y. Sun, X. Li, W. Qu, C. F-L. Comyn, S. Shinde, K. Wang, L. Chi, R. J. Schwab. Differential Upper Airway Anatomic Risk Factors between Native Chinese and Icelandic Caucasian Apneics. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 189;2014:A6360 (Oral presentation, American Thoracic Society International Conference, SLEEP AND RESPIRATORY NEUROBIOLOGY: HIGH IMPACT SCIENCE / Mini Symposium / May 21, 2014/ San Diego, 2014 )

Wang, J. Wang, Z. Wang, Y. Sun, X. Li, W. Qu, C. F-L. Comyn, S. Shinde, T. Gislason, B. Benediktsdottir, L. Chi, R. J. Schwab . Heritability of Craniofacial Structures in Normal Subjects and Patients with Sleep Apnea. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 189;2014:A5336 (presented at American Thoracic Society International Conference, San Diego, 2014)

Chi, J. Wang, Y. Sun, Z. Wang, X. Li, W. Qu, D. Wang, C. Bearn, F-L. Comyn, S. Shinde, K. Wang, T. Gislason, B. Benediktsdottir, R. J. Schwab. Interethnic Comparison of Anatomic Risk Factors for OSA between Native Chinese and Icelandic Caucasians. Am J. Resp. Crit. Care Med. 187A: 5935, 2013 (presented at American Thoracic Society International Conference, Philadelphia, 2013)

Wang, Z. Wang, G. Wang, J. Wang, X. Li, W. Qu, D. Wang, C. Bearn, Sarika Shinde, T. Gislason, B. Benediktsdottir, L. Chi, R. J. Schwab. Interethnic Comparison of Abdominal Fat Deposition between Native Chinese and Icelandic Caucasians Measured by Volumetric MRI. Am J. Resp. Crit. Care Med. 187A: 5936, 2013 (presented at American Thoracic Society International Conference, Philadelphia, 2013)

Chi, L., Kim, C., Kim, A.M., Jackson, N., Chan, E.L., Schwab, R.J. Effect of Weight Loss on Upper Airway Anatomic Structures in Obese Normals and Apneics. Am J. Resp. Crit. Care Med. 185A: 2444, 2012 (presented at American Thoracic Society International Conference, San Francisco, 2012)

Chi, L., Kim, C., Jackson, N., Maislin, G., Schwab, R.J. Comparison of upper airway anatomic structures between obese normal subjects and obese apneic subjects. Am. J. Respir. Crit. Care Med. 183: A3670, 2011. (presented at American Thoracic Society International Conference, Denver, 2011).

Chi, L., Thorne-Fitzgerald, M., Gislason, T., Arnardottir, E.S., Benedikstdottir, B., Einarsdóttir, H., S Juliusson, S., Pack, A.I., Schwab, R.J. Upper airway anatomic structures in apneic men and women, matched on age, BMI and AHI. Am. J. Respir. Crit. Care Med. 181: A2201, 2010. (Presented at American Thoracic Society International Conference, New Orleans, 2010)

Chi, L., Thorne-Fitzgerald, M., Gislason, T., Arnardottir, E.S., Benedikstdottir, B., Einarsdóttir, H., S Juliusson, S., Pack, A.I., Schwab, R.J. Gender differences in upper airway size, soft tissue and craniofacial structures in patients with OSA. Am. J. Respir. Crit. Care Med. 179: A5404, 2009. (Presentation at American Thoracic Society International Conference, San Diego, May 15-20, 2009)

 

Introduction

Dr. Chi received her medical degree and a master’s degree in cardiopulmonary pathophysiology in China. She subsequently completed her residency training in internal medicine and fellowship training in pulmonary and critical care medicine. After coming to the US in 1998, she went on to complete her US residency in Rochester General Hospital and fellowship training in sleep medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She also received a master’s degree in Clinical Epidemiology (MSCE) at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Prior to joining Washington University, Dr. Chi practiced sleep medicine in Philadelphia, holding a faculty position at both the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Jefferson Medical College.

Languages:

  • English
  • Mandarin

Practice Philosophy

Dr. Chi’s practice philosophy is patient-centered, forming a working partnership with the patient and the patient’s family in which the patient takes an active role in his/her treatment. Dr. Chi offers a multidisciplinary approach and greatly values the patient as an individual. She uses her knowledge, compassion, analytical thinking, and problem solving skills to offer passionate care that leads to the best possible outcome for each patient.

Medical Education and Training

Education and training in the US

Residency: Internal Medicine, Rochester General Hospital, Rochester, New York 2006
Fellowship: Sleep Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia 2008

MS in Clinical Epidemiology (MSCE), University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia 2008

Education and training in China

Residency: Internal Medicine, Kailuan General Hospital, Tanshan, China
Fellowship: Pulmonary Medicine, Kailuan General Hospital, Tanshan, China
Fellowship: Critical Care Medicine, Peking Medical University 1st Hospital

MD. Huabei Medical College for Coal Industry, Tangshan, Hebei, China
MS in cardiopulmonary pathophysiology, Military Postgraduate Medical School (General Hospital of PLA), Beijing, China