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Esra Tasali, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine

Director, Sleep Research Center

Esra Tasali, MD, is interested in the links between sleep and metabolic, endocrine and cardiovascular functions. She is an expert in sleep disorders with a specific interest in sleep-disordered breathing.

Dr.Tasali’s current research focuses on the role of sleep disturbances in the development of metabolic and endocrine abnormalities including type 2 diabetes, obesity and metabolic syndrome. She has led innovative research studies investigating the relationship between sleep disruptions and diabetes risk.

Practice Locations

The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine
5758 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Year Started Practice


Board Certification

Sleep Medicine

Medical School

Istanbul University Faculty of Medicine

Internship and Residency

Istanbul Faculty of Medicine, Turkey


The University of Chicago Medicine


American Academy of Sleep Medicine
American Diabetes Association
American Thoracic Society
The Endocrine Society
Sleep Research Society

Languages Spoken



Office Phone

(773) 834-2663

Office Fax

(773) 702-7686

Office Postal Address

Esra Tasali, MD
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 6076
Chicago, IL 60637

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Clinical Interests

Sleep disorders
Sleep-disordered breathing

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Read More About Dr. Tasali

Read an article about Dr. Tasali's NIH award to study pathways linking reduced sleep duration and quality to obesity risk.

Selected Publications

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