Pulmonary Medicine (Pulmonology), Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine | More

Professor of Medicine Director, Sleep Disorders Center; Director, Sleep Medicine Fellowship Program

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Babak Mokhlesi, MD, MSc
Babak Mokhlesi, MD, MSc, 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 legs 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 an associate editor for journal Thorax and the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. He also serves on the editorial board of Chest.

Areas of Expertise

  • Parasomnias
  • Central Sleep Apnea
  • Insomnia
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Talking
  • Sleep Walking
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep Medicine
  • Narcolepsy
  • Restless Legs Syndrome
  • Periodic Limb Movement Disorder
  • Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome

Education

University of Monterrey

Additional Education

  • Internship: Weiss Memorial Hospital
  • Residency: Weiss Memorial Hospital
  • Fellowship: Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American College of Chest Physicians
  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine
  • American Thoracic Society
  • Chicago Thoracic Society
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO
  • BCBS HMO (HMOI)
  • BCBS PPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Illinicare
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PHCS PPO
  • United Choice / Choice Plus
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
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At a Glance

Practicing Since2000

Board Certifications

  • Pulmonary Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Sleep Medicine

Languages Spoken

  • Farsi
  • Spanish
  • English