Faculty Profile

Babak Mokhlesi
Section of Pulmonary / Critical Care
Professor of Medicine
Referring Physician Access Line: 1-877-DOM-2730
Director of Sleep Disorders Center;Director of Sleep Medicine Fellowship Program

Academic Interests

Dr. Mokhlesi’s research has focused on obstructive sleep apnea, with a specific focus on REM-related sleep-disordered breathing, perioperative complications in patients with sleep apnea, as well as best treatment strategies in patients with obesity hypoventilation syndrome. He is also interested in studying the impact of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy on metabolic and cardiovascular outcomes in obstructive sleep apnea.

Clinical Interests

Sleep disorders, sleep-disordered breathing, obesity hypoventilation syndrome, critical illness, noninvasive positive pressure ventilation, respiratory failure


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  • MD, 1994, University of Monterrey School of Medicine, Medicine
  • Residency, 1997, Weiss Memorial Hospital, Internal Medicine
  • Residency, 1997, Weiss Memorial Hospital, Chief Resident
  • Fellowship, 2000, Northwestern University , Pulmonary and Critical Care
  • Fellowship, 2001, Northwestern University , Sleep Medicine
  • MS, 2005, Rush University , Clinical Research