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Member, Division of Pulmonary Medicine

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics



Board Certified

About Me


My interest in pediatrics started early. I traveled with my father, who is a pediatrician, to rural areas in India, educating families about vaccinations. My interest in pulmonology started during my pediatrics residency. I enjoyed taking care of patients with chronic pulmonary and sleep problems and learning about pulmonary physiology.

As a pediatric pulmonologist, I specialize in sleep medicine and caring for patients with neuromuscular disorders. I am particularly interested in working with patients who are dependent on respiratory support, such as ventilators, bilevel positive airway pressure (BiPAP) machines and continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machines. I also like to treat and manage patients with sleep apnea and other sleep disorders.

I believe in a holistic team approach when working with my patients and families. Many of my patients have multisystem problems that impact their pulmonary condition. I communicate with everyone on their healthcare team to provide the most appropriate care to each patient. I believe it takes a village to care for children.

I strive to learn about the newest therapies to keep my patients and families informed. I greatly value the parents’ perspective when caring for a child with a chronic medical condition.

My research focuses on quality improvement and understanding and improving treatments for neuromuscular and sleep disorders.

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with family and friends. I also like running and I participate in events related to the Flying Pig Marathon.

Academic Affiliation

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Clinical Divisions

Pulmonary Medicine, Sleep Disorders, Upper Airway, Neuromuscular Disorders

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My Education

DO: Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, CA, 2006.

Residency: University of Nevada School of Medicine, Las Vegas, NV, 2009.

Fellowship: Pediatric Pulmonology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, 2012; Sleep Medicine, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, 2015.

My Publications

Pediatric Patient With Ulcerative Colitis-Associated Bronchiectasis. Russi, A; Gurbani, N; Rosen, MJ; Mallon, D; LeBlanc, FR. ACG Case Reports Journal. 2020; 7:e00365-e00365.

Sleep manifestations, sleep architecture in children with Eosinophilic esophagitis presenting to a sleep clinic. Siriwat, R; Gurbani, N; Xu, Y; Hossain, MM; Simakajornboon, N. Sleep Medicine. 2020; 68:160-166.

How does one choose the correct pharmacotherapy for a pediatric patient with restless legs syndrome and periodic limb movement disorder?: Expert Guidance. Dye, TJ; Gurbani, N; Simakajornboon, N. Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy. 2019; 20:1535-1538.

Comparison of Pulmonary Function Decline in Steroid-Treated and Steroid-Naive Patients with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Sawnani, H; Horn, PS; Wong, B; Darmahkasih, A; Rybalsky, I; Shellenbarger, KC; Tian, C; Rutter, MM; Simakajornboon, N; Amin, R; et al. The Journal of Pediatrics. 2019; 210:194-200.e2.

Improvement of Parasomnias After Treatment of Restless Leg Syndrome/Periodic Limb Movement Disorder in Children. Gurbani, N; Dye, TJ; Dougherty, K; Jain, S; Horn, PS; Simakajornboon, N. The Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. 2019; 15:743-748.

Epidemiology and Pathophysiology of Childhood Narcolepsy. Dye, TJ; Gurbani, N; Simakajornboon, N. Paediatric Respiratory Reviews. 2018; 25:14-18.

Sleep Complaints and Sleep Architecture in Children With Idiopathic Central Sleep Apnea. Gurbani, N; Verhulst, SL; Tan, C; Simakajornboon, N. The Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. 2017; 13:777-783.