Section of Pulmonary / Critical Care
Professor of Medicine
Director of Sleep Disorders Center;Director of Sleep Medicine Fellowship Program
Referring Physician Access Line: 1-877-DOM-2730
|MD||1994||University of Monterrey School of Medicine||Medicine
|Residency||1997||Weiss Memorial Hospital||Internal Medicine
|Residency||1997||Weiss Memorial Hospital||Chief Resident
|Fellowship||2000||Northwestern University ||Pulmonary and Critical Care
|Fellowship||2001||Northwestern University ||Sleep Medicine
|MS||2005||Rush University ||Clinical Research
Dr. Mokhlesi’s 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.
Sleep disorders, sleep-disordered breathing, obesity hypoventilation syndrome, critical illness, noninvasive positive pressure ventilation, respiratory failure
- Morselli LL, Knutson KL, Mokhlesi B. Sleep and insulin resistance in adolescents. Sleep. 2012; 35(10):1313-4.
- Carr GE, Mokhlesi B, Gehlbach B. Acute Cardiopulmonary Failure from Sleep Disordered Breathing. Chest. 2012 Mar;141(3):798-808.
- Mokhlesi B, Punjabi NM. “REM-related” Obstructive Sleep Apnea: An Epiphenomenon or a Clinically Important Entity? Sleep. 2012 Jan 1;35(1):5-7.
- Chau EHL, Lam D, Wong J, Mokhlesi B, Chung F. Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome: A Review of Epidemiology, Pathophysiology and Perioperative Considerations. Anesthesiology. 2012 117(1):188-205
- Guralnick AS, Pant M, Minhaj M, Sweitzer BJ, Mokhlesi B. Objective CPAP adherence during the perioperative period in patients with newly diagnosed obstructive sleep apnea. J Clin Sleep Med 2012; 8(5): 501-506