The Dean for Faculty and Research Integrity at Harvard Medical School notified the Editor of SLEEP on February 10, 2009, that they completed a review of both publications and reached the conclusion that Robert B. Fogel, M.D., former Harvard Medical School Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, falsified and fabricated data that were reported in the paper and the abstract. All other authors on the paper and on the abstract were found to be innocent of misconduct. Having been retracted based on falsified data, the paper and abstract should not be cited.
Fogel RB, Malhotra A, Dalagiorgou G, Robinson MK, Jakab M, Kikinis R, Pittman SD, White DP. Anatomic and physiologic predictors of apnea severity in morbidly obese subjects. Sleep 2003; 26(2):150-155.
Fogel RB, Malhotra A, Pillar G, Dalagiorgou G, Pittman S, Jalab M, Robinson, M, White DP. The effect of surgically induced weight loss on sleep disordered breathing and pharyngeal anatomy. Sleep (Abstract Supplement) 2001;24: A7.