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Director, Sleep Disorders Center

Director, Sleep Medicine Fellowship Program

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics



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About Me

Clinical Interests

Pediatric sleep disorders; respiratory control disorders

Research Interests

Effect of nicotine exposure on the developing brainstem

Academic Affiliation

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Clinical Divisions

Pulmonary Medicine, Sleep Disorders

Blog Posts

Narcolepsy’s Secret Trigger?

Infectious Diseases and Vaccines

Narcolepsy’s Secret Trigger?

Narong Simakajornboon, MD6/26/2019

My Education

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.

My Publications

Sleep outcomes in neonates with pierre robin sequence undergoing external mandibular distraction: A longitudinal analysis. Ehsan, Z; Weaver, KN; Pan, BS; Huang, G; Hossain, MM; Simakajornboon, N. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2020; 146:1103-1115.

Consensus diagnostic criteria for a newly defined pediatric sleep disorder: restless sleep disorder (RSD). DelRosso, LM; Ferri, R; Allen, RP; Bruni, O; Garcia-Borreguero, D; Kotagal, S; Owens, JA; Peirano, P; Simakajornboon, N; Picchietti, DL. Sleep Medicine. 2020; 75:335-340.

Can overnight portable pulse oximetry be used to stratify obstructive sleep apnea risk in infants? A correlation analysis. Ehsan, Z; He, S; Huang, G; Hossain, MM; Simakajornboon, N. Pediatric Pulmonology. 2020; 55:2082-2088.

Outcomes in children with down syndrome and mild obstructive sleep apnea treated non-surgically. Howard, JJ M; Sarber, KM; Yu, W; Smith, DF; Tikhtman, RO; Simakajornboon, N; Ishman, SL. The Laryngoscope. 2020; 130:1828-1835.

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.

Clinically Asymptomatic Sleep-Disordered Breathing in Infants with Single-Ventricle Physiology. Stamm, RW; Henry, BM; Sawnani, H; Simakajornboon, N; Rulong, G; Ollberding, NJ; Hanke, SP; Dye, TJ; Cooper, DS. The Journal of Pediatrics. 2020; 218:92-97.

Topical Review: A Biopsychosocial Framework for Pediatric Narcolepsy and Idiopathic Hypersomnia. Graef, DM; Byars, KC; Simakajornboon, N; Dye, TJ. Journal of Pediatric Psychology. 2020; 45:34-39.

Clinical presentation, diagnosis and polysomnographic findings in children with migraine referred to sleep clinics. Domany, KA; Nahman-Averbuch, H; King, CD; Dye, T; Xu, Y; Hossain, M; Hershey, AD; Simakajornboon, N. Sleep Medicine. 2019; 63:57-63.

Sleep-disordered breathing in pediatric patients with Rett syndrome. Sarber, KM; Howard, JJ M; Dye, TJ; Pascoe, JE; Simakajornboon, N. The Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. 2019; 15:1451-1457.

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.