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Narong Simakajornboon, MD

  • Director, Sleep Disorders Center
  • Director, Sleep Medicine Fellowship Program
  • Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


MD: Faculty of Medicine, Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Thailand, 1992.

Residency: Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, MI.

Fellowship: Pediatric Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA.


Pediatric sleep disorders; respiratory control disorders

Services and Specialties

Pulmonary Medicine, Sleep Disorders


Effect of nicotine exposure on the developing brainstem

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Transitional Care of Sleep-Disordered Breathing: Management. Dye, TJ; Simakajornboon, N. Sleep Medicine. : Springer Nature; Springer Nature; 2023.

0810 Effect of supraglottoplasty on respiratory parameters in infants and children with laryngomalacia and oxygen dependence. Wickemeyer, J; Nakamura, A; Hossain, MM; Simakajornboon, N. Sleep. 2023; 46:a356.

0794 Effect of Surgical OSA Treatment on Periodic Limb Movements of Sleep in Pediatric Patients. Ignatiuk, D; Nakamura, A; Hossain, MM; Simakajornboon, N. Sleep. 2023; 46:a350.

0787 Sleep Problems and Sleep Disorders in Children with Rubinstein-Taybi Syndrome. Srisinghasongkram, P; Simakajornboon, N. Sleep. 2023; 46:a347.

Periodic limb movements during wakefulness in children with RLS and PLMD. Liu, W; Patterson, C; Hossain, MM; Dye, T; Simakajornboon, N. Sleep Medicine. 2022; 100:s203.

Children, adolescents, and their providers: the Narcolepsy Assessment Partnership (CATNAP™) Paediatric Narcolepsy Registry: study design. Macfadden, W; Whalen, M; Steininger, TL; Simakajornboon, N; Gwadry-Sridhar, F; Owens, JA. Sleep Medicine. 2022; 100:s154-s155.

Increased incidence of pediatric narcolepsy following the 2009 H1N1 pandemic: a report from the pediatric working group of the sleep research network. Simakajornboon, N; Mignot, E; Maski, K; Owens, J; Rosen, C; Ibrahim, S; Hassan, F; Chervin, RD; Perry, G; Brooks, L; et al. Sleep. 2022; 45:zsac137.

Narcolepsy in Children: Sleep disorders in children, A rapidly evolving field seeking consensus. Dye, TJ; Simakajornboon, N. Pediatric Pulmonology. 2022; 57:1952-1962.

Large body movements on video polysomnography are associated with daytime dysfunction in children with restless sleep disorder. Liu, WK; Dye, TJ; Horn, P; Patterson, C; Garner, D; Simakajornboon, N. Sleep. 2022; 45:zsac005.

Utility of polysomnography for management of chronic invasive mechanical ventilation in children. Gurbani, N; Benscoter, D; Torres-Silva, C; Huang, G; Hossain, MM; Simakajornboon, N. Pediatric Pulmonology. 2022; 57:560-566.

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