Hari Bandla, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Chief, Section of Pediatric Sleep Medicine

Medical Director, Pediatric Sleep Medicine

Hari Bandla, MD is internationally recognized as an expert in pediatric sleep medicine. He specializes in the comprehensive management of sleep disorders in children and infants. Dr. Bandla provides excellent care for children who have sleep apnea. He has a special interest in the treatment of children needing home ventilation.

Also an active physician scientist, Dr. Bandla's research has focused on pediatric sleep disorders associated with other health conditions, including obesity, cystic fibrosis and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

Dr. Bandla completed advance training in pediatrics with the Royal College of Physicians in London. He was one of few pediatricians worldwide selected for this esteemed opportunity. He has demonstrated exceptional commitment to the education and development of residents, fellows and students in pediatric sleep medicine. In addition to teaching and mentoring, he has developed learning modules, test items and other educational materials.

Dr. Bandla is also highly respected among his peers. He frequently delivers lectures and presentations on pediatric sleep disorders at local, regional, national and international meetings. Additionally, he serves as a reviewer or editorial board member for several medical journals, including Thorax, Chest, Pediatric Pulmonology and the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine.

Practice Location

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

University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's at Edward 
Medical Office Building II 
120 Spalding Drive, Suite 200 
Naperville, IL 60540

Year Started Practice


Board Certifications

Pediatric Pulmonology
Sleep Medicine

Medical School

Sree Venkateswara Medical College


Government General Hospital, Kurnool (Kurnool Medical College), India
Columbus Hospital, Chicago


Tulane Hospital for Children, New Orleans


American Academy of Pediatrics
American Academy of Sleep Medicine
American College of Chest Physicians
American Physiological Society
American Thoracic Society
Royal College of Physicians

Language Spoken




Office Phone

(773) 702-1242

Office Postal Address

Hari Bandla, MD
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 4064
Chicago, IL 60637

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Learn More About Dr. Bandla

Molly Lawson’s underdeveloped lower jaw impaired her ability to breath and swallow. Dr. Bandla worked on the pediatric team that designed a treatment plan to correct the rare birth defect. Read Molly’s story.

Dr. Bandla talks about caring for children with sleep disorders in an advertorial that originally appeared in Chicago Parent.

Selected Publications

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