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Rakesh Bhattacharjee, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Director of Clinical Education, Pulmonology Fellowship

Rakesh Bhattacharjee, MD, is an expert in pediatric sleep medicine. He specializes in pulmonary disorders, including apnea and sleep-related breathing problems. As director of clinical education for Pulmonary Fellowship, Dr. Bhattacharjee oversees the education and development of residents, fellows and students in pediatric sleep medicine.

Dr. Bhattacharjee's research focuses on cardiovascular impairment in patients suffering from sleep disorders, as well as the impact of childhood obesity on pediatric sleep apnea. He has received multiple awards and grants for his research from notable organizations, including the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, American Thoracic Society, and the American Pediatric Society/Society of Pediatric Research.

An accomplished author and speaker, Dr. Bhattacharjee has delivered lectures and presentations on pediatric sleep medicine at national and international meetings.

Practice Location

The University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital
5721 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

University of Chicago Pediatric Specialists
8528 Broadway
Merrillville, IN 46410

Year Started Practice


Board Certifications

Pediatrics (US and Canada)
Pediatric Sleep Medicine (US)
Behavioral Sleep Medicine (US)
Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists
Pediatric Respiratory Medicine (Canada)

Medical School

McMaster University, Hamilton, ON Canada

Internship and Residency

The Hospital for Sick Children, (University of Toronto), ON, Canada


The Hospital for Sick Children, (University of Toronto), ON Canada (pediatric respirology)
Kosair Children’s Hospital, (University of Louisville), (sleep medicine)


American Academy of Pediatrics
American Academy of Sleep Medicine
American College of Chest Physicians
American Thoracic Society
Canadian Medical Association
Canadian Pediatric Society
Canadian Sleep Society
Kentucky Sleep Society, Kentucky Medical Society
Ontario Medical Association

Languages Spoken




Office Phone

(773) 702-6178

Office Fax

(773) 834-1444

Office Postal Address

Rakesh Bhattacharjee, MD
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 4064
Chicago, IL 60637

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Clinical Interests

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Selected Publications

View a partial list of Dr. Bhattacharjee's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.

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