3020 Children's Way
MC 5070
San Diego, CA 92123


Pulmonology/Respiratory Medicine


Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego

Medical Group / IPA


Medical School

McMaster University


Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto


Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto

Board Certifications

Adult and Pediatric Sleep Medicine, Behavioral Sleep Medicine, Pediatrics




Dr. Rakesh Bhattacharjee is the director of pediatric sleep medicine at Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego and an associate professor of pediatrics at UC San Diego.

Dr. Bhattacharjee comes to Rady Children's from the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital, where he was an assistant professor. His clinical interests are in developing strategies to treat obstructive sleep apnea in children. His research interests include studying complications associated with sleep-disordered breathing in children, particularly cardiovascular issues.

At Rady Children's, Dr. Bhattacharjee seeks to make the Sleep Center a place of innovation, one which actively participates in research to better understand the role of sleep. Educating patients, parents and the public on the importance of sleep will be another component, with the goals of identifying and treating sleep disorders in a timely matter and preventing these disorders from occurring.

Dr. Bhattacharjee earned his medical degree from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, and trained in pediatrics and respiratory medicine at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. He received his sleep medicine training at the University of Louisville.


Some congenital diseases may just show up later.
Hurvitz MS, Bhattacharjee R

Sleep disordered breathing in children with trisomy 13 and trisomy 18.
Kettler EB, Bhattacharjee R, Lesser D, Nation J

Polysomnography Parameters Assessing Gas Exchange Best Predict Postoperative Respiratory Complications Following Adenotonsillectomy in Children With Severe OSA.
Molero-Ramirez H, Tamae Kakazu M, Baroody F, Bhattacharjee R

Noninvasive Ventilation Device-Related Pressure Injury in a Children's Hospital.
Lauderbaugh DL, Bhattacharjee R, Proudfoot J, Ortega EV, Pratt LA, Popien TL, Lesser DJ

Ready for Primetime? Home Sleep Apnea Tests for Children.
Bhattacharjee R

Exosomal Cargo Properties, Endothelial Function and Treatment of Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome: A Proof of Concept Study.
Bhattacharjee R, Khalyfa A, Khalyfa AA, Mokhlesi B, Kheirandish-Gozal L, Almendros I, Peris E, Malhotra A, Gozal D

Obstructive sleep apnoea as a presenting manifestation of non-Hodgkin lymphoma in a child.
Ganesan AP, Jiang W, Kuo DJ, Bhattacharjee R

AJRCCM: 100-Year Anniversary. Sleep-Disordered Breathing: Still the New Kid on the Block.
Ayas NT, Bhattacharjee R, Pack AI

Circulating Plasma Extracellular Microvesicle MicroRNA Cargo and Endothelial Dysfunction in Children with Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
Khalyfa A, Kheirandish-Gozal L, Khalyfa AA, Philby MF, Alonso-Álvarez ML, Mohammadi M, Bhattacharjee R, Terán-Santos J, Huang L, Andrade J, Gozal D

Validation of Actigraphy in Middle Childhood.
Meltzer LJ, Wong P, Biggs SN, Traylor J, Kim JY, Bhattacharjee R, Narang I, Marcus CL, Caffeine for Apnea of Prematurity – Sleep Study Group.

Impact of obstructive sleep apnoea on insulin resistance in nonobese and obese children.
Koren D, Gozal D, Philby MF, Bhattacharjee R, Kheirandish-Gozal L

Impact of Adenotonsillectomy on Insulin Resistance and Lipoprotein Profile in Nonobese and Obese Children.
Koren D, Gozal D, Bhattacharjee R, Philby MF, Kheirandish-Gozal L

Pupillometric findings in children with obstructive sleep apnea.
Philby MF, Aydinoz S, Gozal D, Kilic S, Bhattacharjee R, Bandla HP, Kheirandish-Gozal L

C-reactive Protein as a Potential Biomarker of Residual Obstructive Sleep Apnea Following Adenotonsillectomy in Children.
Bhattacharjee R, Kheirandish-Gozal L, Kaditis AG, Verhulst SL, Gozal D

Adenotonsillectomy Complications: A Meta-analysis.
De Luca Canto G, Pachêco-Pereira C, Aydinoz S, Bhattacharjee R, Tan HL, Kheirandish-Gozal L, Flores-Mir C, Gozal D

Circulating microRNAs as Potential Biomarkers of Endothelial Dysfunction in Obese Children.
Khalyfa A, Kheirandish-Gozal L, Bhattacharjee R, Khalyfa AA, Gozal D

When it Comes to Children, Are We Really that Cautious?
Bhattacharjee R

Association of adenotonsillectomy with asthma outcomes in children: a longitudinal database analysis.
Bhattacharjee R, Choi BH, Gozal D, Mokhlesi B

Long-term effects of caffeine therapy for apnea of prematurity on sleep at school age.
Marcus CL, Meltzer LJ, Roberts RS, Traylor J, Dix J, D'ilario J, Asztalos E, Opie G, Doyle LW, Biggs SN, Nixon GM, Narang I, Bhattacharjee R, Davey M, Horne RS, Cheshire M, Gibbons J, Costantini L, Bradford R, Schmidt B, Caffeine for Apnea of Prematurity–Sleep Study.

Feasibility of comprehensive, unattended ambulatory polysomnography in school-aged children.
Marcus CL, Traylor J, Biggs SN, Roberts RS, Nixon GM, Narang I, Bhattacharjee R, Davey MJ, Horne RS, Cheshire M, Gibbons KJ, Dix J, Asztalos E, Doyle LW, Opie GF, D'ilario J, Costantini L, Bradford R, Schmidt B

Nitric oxide production by monocytes in children with OSA and endothelial dysfunction.
Kheirandish-Gozal L, Wang Y, Duggan RC, Harshan Vardhan S, Tan HL, Molero Ramirez H, Khalyfa A, Bhattacharjee R, Bandla HP, Gozal D

Antiinflammatory therapy outcomes for mild OSA in children.
Kheirandish-Gozal L, Bhattacharjee R, Bandla HPR, Gozal D

Variants in C-reactive protein and IL-6 genes and susceptibility to obstructive sleep apnea in children: a candidate-gene association study in European American and Southeast European populations.
Kaditis AG, Gozal D, Khalyfa A, Kheirandish-Gozal L, Capdevila OS, Gourgoulianis K, Alexopoulos EI, Chaidas K, Bhattacharjee R, Kim J, Rodopoulou P, Zintzaras E

Substance P and neurokinin 1 receptors as potential therapeutic targets in children with OSA.
Gozal D, Kim J, Bhattacharjee R, Goldman JL, Kheirandish-Gozal L

Genetic variance in nitric oxide synthase and endothelin genes among children with and without endothelial dysfunction.
Chatsuriyawong S, Gozal D, Kheirandish-Gozal L, Bhattacharjee R, Khalyfa AA, Wang Y, Hakonarson H, Keating B, Sukhumsirichart W, Khalyfa A

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