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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 Locations

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

Narcolepsy in Children: Sleep disorders in children, A rapidly evolving field seeking consensus. Dye, TJ; Simakajornboon, N. Pediatric Pulmonology. 2021.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Clinical Presentation and Differential Diagnosis. Pascoe, JE; Hantragool, S; Simakajornboon, N. Pediatric Sleep Medicine. 2021.

The maturation changes of sleep-related respiratory abnormalities in infants with laryngomalacia. Ratanakorn, W; Brockbank, J; Ishman, S; Tadesse, DG; Hossain, MM; Simakajornboon, N. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. 2021; 17:767-777.

Restless sleep in children: A systematic review. DelRosso, LM; Picchietti, DL; Spruyt, K; Bruni, O; Garcia-Borreguero, D; Kotagal, S; Owens, JA; Simakajornboon, N; Ferri, R. Sleep Medicine Reviews. 2021; 56.

Sleep disordered breathing in children receiving vagus nerve stimulation therapy. Dye, TJ; Hantragool, S; Carosella, C; Huang, G; Hossain, MM; Simakajornboon, N. Sleep Medicine. 2021; 79:101-106.

Polysomnographic Outcomes After Observation for Mild Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Children Younger Than 3 Years. Sarber, KM; von Allmen, DC; Tikhtman, R; Howard, J; Simakajornboon, N; Yu, W; Smith, DF; Ishman, SL. Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery. 2021; 164:427-432.

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. Laryngoscope. 2020; 130:1828-1835.