Babak Mokhlesi, MD, MSc
Professor of Medicine
Director, Sleep Disorders Center
Director, Sleep Medicine Fellowship Program
Dr. Babak Mokhlesi is a pulmonologist and an expert in sleep disorders. He treats patients with a wide variety of sleep disorders, ranging from respiratory disorders of sleep -- such as sleep apnea and obesity hypoventilation syndrome -- to non-respiratory sleep disorders including narcolepsy, restless leg syndrome, parasomnias, circadian rhythm disorders and insomnia. In his practice, Dr. Mokhlesi cares for patients in clinic as well as in the intensive care unit.
During the last few years, his research has focused on obstructive sleep apnea, with a specific focus on REM-related sleep-disordered breathing, perioperative complications in patients with sleep apnea, as well as best treatment strategies in patients with obesity hypoventilation syndrome. He is also interested in studying the impact of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy on metabolic and cardiovascular outcomes in obstructive sleep apnea.
In addition to authoring several book chapters and articles, Dr. Mokhlesi is a reviewer for the journals Chest, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, Intensive Care Medicine, Sleep, and the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. He also sits on the editorial board of Chest and the Proceedings of the American Thoracic Society.
Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine
The University of Chicago Medicine
150 E. Huron Street
Year Started Practice
University of Monterrey
Internship & Residency
Weiss Memorial Hospital/University of Chicago Program B
Northwestern University, Chicago (Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine)
American Academy of Sleep Medicine
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View a partial list of Dr. Mokhlesi's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.