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Jay Balachandran, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Director, Sleep Medicine Fellowship Program

Jay Balachandran, MD, specializes in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine. In his practice, he cares for patients in clinic who have a wide variety of sleep disorders. He is passionate about patient care and is actively working to increase patient and community awareness of sleep disorders and their impact on a person's overall health.

A dedicated educator and mentor, Dr. Balachandran is also working to develop educational programs on sleep disorders for medical students, residents, fellows, as well as for nursing and hospital staff.

Dr. Balachandran currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Illinois Sleep Society and is the Chair for the Sleep Curriculum on the American Thoracic Society Education Committee.

Practice Locations

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

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

150 E. Huron Street
Suite 900
Chicago, IL 60611

Year Started Practice


Board Certifications

Internal Medicine
Pulmonary Medicine
Critical Care Medicine
Sleep Medicine

Medical School

University of Wisconsin Medical School

Internship and Residency

Northwestern University, Chicago


Harvard University, Boston
The University of Chicago Medicine


American Academy of Sleep Medicine
American College of Chest Physicians
American Thoracic Society

Language Spoken


Office Phone

(773) 834-2663

Office Fax

(773) 702-7505

Office Postal Address

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

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Clinical Interests

  • Pulmonary medicine
  • Critical care medicine
  • Sleep disorders
  • Sleep apnea
  • Obesity hypoventilation syndrome
  • Insomnia
  • Narcolepsy
  • Restless legs syndrome
  • Circadian rhythm disorders
  • Parasomnias
  • Education
  • Community Outreach

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Selected Publications

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