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David Gozal, MD, MBA

Herbert T. Abelson Professor of Pediatrics

David Gozal, MD, MBA, is a leading expert in the treatment of pediatric sleep disorders, the developmental neurobiology of respiratory control, and sleep-disordered breathing. He is known as a pioneer in the study of childhood sleep problems, and the relationships between sleep disorders and neurobehavioral, cardiovascular, and metabolic disease.

Dr. Gozal's research focuses on translational, or "bench to bedside," approaches to pediatric sleep disorders, such as childhood obstructive sleep apnea and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Funded by several National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants, he studies: mechanisms that mediate defense responses; mechanisms that lead to complications from low oxygen levels and disrupted sleep; and long-term health and developmental consequences of chronic sleep and breathing problems during childhood.

Dr. Gozal also has held prominent positions in many professional societies. He is currently associate editor of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, deputy editor of the journals Sleep and Frontiers in Neurology, serves on the editorial board of several scientific publications and as a reviewer for more than 30 journals. An accomplished author and speaker, he has published more than 430 peer-reviewed articles, over 100 book chapters and reviews, edited two books, and lectured at scientific meetings around the world.

Practice Location

The University of Chicago Medicine
Comer Children's Hospital
5721 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Year Started Practice


Board Certifications

Pediatric Pulmonology
Sleep Medicine

Medical School

Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School


Hadassah University Medical Center, Jerusalem


Bikur Cholim Hospital, Jerusalem
Haifa Medical Center, Haifa, Israel
Children's Hospital Los Angeles


Children's Hospital Los Angeles


American Academy of Pediatrics
American Academy of Sleep Medicine
American College of Chest Physicians
American College of Sports Medicine
American Pediatric Society
American Physiological Society
American Thoracic Society
Association of American Physicians
International Pediatric Sleep Association
Sleep Research Society
Society for Neuroscience
Society for Pediatric Research

Languages Spoken


Office Phone

(773) 702-3360

Office Fax

(773) 702-4523

Office Postal Address

David Gozal, MD
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 8000
Chicago, IL 60637

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Read More About Dr. Gozal

Dr. Gozal is a founding member of the International Pediatric Sleep Association (IPSA).

Dr. Gozal is researching the development of a simple urine test to detect childhood sleep apnea.

Read about Dr. Gozal's patient Annie, who was sleeping all the time, and was ornery and obstinate when she was awake.

Obstructive sleep apnea may affect genes that help control the body's immune system, according to a study by Dr. Gozal. Learn more about the deep impact of sleep apnea.

The University of Chicago Medicine's Science Life blog features an interview with Dr. Gozal, in which he discusses how poor childhood sleep can predispose a child to a lifetime of health problems, and what parents can do to make sure their child is getting adequate rest at night. Read the interview.

A dedicated educator and mentor, Dr. Gozal delivered a lecture on snoring in children at a Grand Rounds event in Wisconsin. Watch his presentation. interviewed Dr. Gozal about the outcomes of a study on childhood obstructive sleep apnea and anti-inflammatory treatment.

Dr. Gozal commented on the American Thoracic Society's policy on sleep in a Reuters article.

Selected Publications

View a partial list of Dr. Gozal's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.