Kyoung Bin Im, MD

Specialty: Sleep Medicine
Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology
Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Contact Information

C-22H General Hospital
Iowa City, IA 52242


MD, Seoul National University College of Medicine
MS, Clinical Investigation, University of Iowa
Internship, Seoul National University Hospital
Resident, Internal Medicine and Psychiatry, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Fellow, Sleep Medicine, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

Research Summary

Vascular and metabolic complications of obstructive sleep apnea, Electrophysiologic diagnosis of central hypersensitivity syndromes including fibromyalgia syndrome, Clinical trial of REM sleep enhancing drugs on fibromyalgia syndrome, Association between breathing related sleep disorders and mood/anxiety disorders, Pathologic sleepiness in patients with mood disorders and cognitive disorders.


Y, K., Kim, S., DR, R., SY, L. & Im, K. (2018). Factors Associated with Cheyne-Stokes Respiration in Acute Ischemic Stroke. J Clin Neurol.

Im, K. (2018). Obstructive Sleep Apnea -Residual excessive daytime sleepiness despite adequate treatment of obstructive sleep apnea. Psychiatric.

Kim, J., Kim, S., Lee, S., Lee, S. & Im, K. (2018). Increased risk of ischemic stroke during sleep in apneic patients. Journal of Clinical Neurology.

Dyken, M. E., Im, K. B. & Richerson, G. B. (2015). Sleep and Stroke. In S. Chokroverty (Eds.) Sleep Medicine. pp. 255-269. Springer Nature. DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4939-2089-1_31.

Bajpai, S., Im, K. B., Dyken, M. E., Sodhi, S. K. & Fiedorowicz, J. G. (2014). Obstructive sleep apnea and risk for late-life depression. Annals of clinical psychiatry : official journal of the American Academy of Clinical Psychiatrists, 26(3), 163-70. PMID: 24812654.

Dyken, M. E., Richerson, G. B. & Im, K. B. (2013). Sleep apnea, stroke risk factors, and the arousal response. In A. Culebras (Eds.) Sleep, Stroke and Cardiovascular Disease. pp. 64-79. Cambridge University Press (CUP). DOI: 10.1017/cbo9781139061056.007.

Dyken, M. E., Im, K. B., Lin-Dyken, D. C. & Linton, C. M. (2013). Impact of Neurological Diseases. In C. Kushida (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Sleep. pp. 548-552. Elsevier BV. DOI: 10.1016/b978-0-12-378610-4.00252-7.

Im, K. B. (2013). Narcolepsy due to a Medical Condition. In C. Kushida (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Sleep. pp. 437-439. Elsevier BV. DOI: 10.1016/b978-0-12-378610-4.00226-6.

Im, K. B., Dyken, M. E. (2013). Idiopathic insomnia. A. Culebras (Eds.) MedLink Corp.

Shim, H., Im, K. B. (2013). Sleep and dementia. A. Culebras (Eds.) MedLink Corp.

Dyken, M. E., Lin-Dyken, D. C. & Im, K. B. (2012). The relationship of obstructive sleep apnea with obesity and stroke. Intl Journal Res Care, 18-23.

Eric Dyken, M., Afifi, A. K. & Bin Im, K. (2011). Stroke in sleep. In Acute and Emergent Events in Sleep Disorders. pp. 328-348. Oxford University Press (OUP). DOI: 10.1093/med/9780195377835.003.0019.

Im, K., Strader, S. & Dyken, M. E. (2010). Management of sleep disorders in stroke. Current treatment options in neurology, 12(5), 379-95. PMID: 20842596.

Dyken, M. E., Im, K. B. & Afifi, A. K. (2010). Violent sleep behavior resulting in subdural hemorrhage. In Case Studies in Sleep Neurology. pp. 92-100. Cambridge University Press (CUP). DOI: 10.1017/cbo9780511902505.016.

Im, K. B. (2010). Sleep physiology and pathology. In T. Yamada , E. Meng (Eds.) Practical guide for clinical neurophysiologic testing. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Dyken, M. E., Im, K. (2009). Obstructive sleep apnea and stroke. Chest, 136(6), 1668-77. PMID: 19995768.

Dyken, M. E., Im, K. B. (2008). Sleep-Disordered Breathing and Stroke. Sleep Medicine Clinics, 3(3), 361–376. DOI: 10.1016/j.jsmc.2008.04.013.

Beale, M., Fiedorowicz, J. G. & Im, K. B. (2008). Is chlorpromazine safe?. (Vols. 7). (9), pp. 11. Current Psychiatry.

Bin Im, K., Fiedorowicz, J. G. (2008). Did Internet-Purchased Diet Pills Cause Serotonin Syndrome? Phentermine Also May Have Increased Patient’s Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome Risk. Current Psychiatry, 7(7), 67-78.

Im, K. B. (2001). The role of public health doctors in developing health promotion projects in rural towns. Journal of Korean Society for Public Health and Medicine, 61-66.