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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


Pulmonary Medicine, Sleep Disorders, Best Doctors

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

Jain SV, Simakajornboon S, Shapiro SM, Morton LD, Leszczyszyn DJ, Simakajornboon N. Obstructive sleep apnea in children with epilepsy: prospective pilot trial. Acta Neurol Scand. 2011 Mar 17.

Bhattacharjee R, Kheirandish-Gozal L, Spruyt K, Mitchell RB, Promchiarak J, Simakajornboon N, Kaditis AG, Splaingard D, Splaingard M, Brooks LJ, Marcus CL, Sin S, Arens R, Verhulst SL, Gozal D. Adenotonsillectomy outcomes in treatment of obstructive sleep apnea in children: a multicenter retrospective study. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2010 Sep 1;182(5):676-83.

Ednick M, Cohen AP, McPhail GL, Beebe D, Simakajornboon N, Amin RS. A review of the effects of sleep during the first year of life on cognitive, psychomotor, and temperament development. Sleep. 2009 Nov 1;32(11):1449-58.

Ednick M, Tinkle BT, Phromchairak J, Egelhoff J, Amin R, Simakajornboon N. Sleep-related respiratory abnormalities and arousal pattern in achondroplasia during early infancy. J Pediatr. 2009 Oct;155(4):510-5.

Reeves SR, Simakajornboon N, Gozal D. The role of nitric oxide in the neural control of breathing. Respir Physiol Neurobiol. 2008 Dec 10;164(1-2):143-50.

Naqvi SK, Sotelo C, Murry L, Simakajornboon N. Sleep architecture in children and adolescents with cystic fibrosis and the association with severity of lung disease. Sleep Breath. 2008 Mar;12(1):77-83.

Simakajornboon N. Periodic limb movement disorder in children. Paediatr Respir Rev. 2006;7 Suppl 1:S55-7.

Simakajornboon N, Kuptanon T. Maturational changes in neuromodulation of central pathways underlying hypoxic ventilatory response. Respir Physiol Neurobiol. 2005 Nov 15;149(1-3):273-86.

Baber SR, Li H, Simakajornboon N, Kadowitz PJ, Ross-Ascuitto NT, Ascuitto RJ. Analysis of pulmonary vascular response to acute alveolar hypoxic challenge in young rabbits subjected to chronic hypoxia from birth. J Cardiovasc Pharmacol. 2005 May;45(5):431-8.

Simakajornboon N, Vlasic V, Li H, Sawnani H. Effect of prenatal nicotine exposure on biphasic hypoxic ventilatory response and protein kinase C expression in caudal brain stem of developing rats. J Appl Physiol. 2004 Jun;96(6):2213-9.