San Diego County

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, Pediatric Pulmonology, Pediatric Respiratory Medicine




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.


Role of endothelial cells in pulmonary fibrosis via SREBP2 activation.
Martin M, Zhang J, Miao Y, He M, Kang J, Huang HY, Chou CH, Huang TS, Hong HC, Su SH, Wong SS, Harper RL, Wang L, Bhattacharjee R, Huang HD, Chen ZB, Malhotra A, Rabinovitch M, Hagood JS, Shyy JY

Management and outcome of extreme pediatric obstructive sleep apnea.
Mills TG, Bhattacharjee R, Nation J, Ewing E, Lesser DJ

Characterization of sleep-disordered breathing in children with Duchenne muscular dystrophy by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine criteria vs disease-specific criteria: what are the differences?
Hurvitz MS, Sunkonkit K, Massicotte C, Li R, Bhattacharjee R, Amin R

Determinants of usage and nonadherence to noninvasive ventilation in children and adults with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
Hurvitz MS, Bhattacharjee R, Lesser DJ, Skalsky AJ, Orr JE

The accuracy of a portable sleep monitor to diagnose obstructive sleep apnea in adolescent patients.
Bhattacharjee R, Benjafield A, Blase A, Dever G, Celso J, Nation J, Good R, Malhotra A

Adherence to Sleep Therapies in Children and Adolescents.
Bhattacharjee R

Serum miR-92a is Elevated in Children and Adults with Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
Gongol B, Shang F, He M, Zhao Y, Shi W, Cheng M, Shyy JY, Wang L, Malhotra A, Bhattacharjee R

Question 5: Which children with OSA should be considered for medical therapy?
Bhattacharjee R

Adherence in children using positive airway pressure therapy: a big-data analysis.
Bhattacharjee R, Benjafield AV, Armitstead J, Cistulli PA, Nunez CM, Pepin JD, Woehrle H, Yan Y, Malhotra A, medXcloud group.

Elevated risk of depression among adolescents presenting with sleep disorders.
Inkelis SM, Ancoli-Israel S, Thomas JD, Bhattacharjee R

Multidisciplinary clinic for care of children with complex obstructive sleep apnea.
DeVries JK, Nation JJ, Nardone ZB, Lance SH, Stauffer JA, Abichaker GM, Bhattacharjee R, Lesser DJ

Findings of routine nocturnal polysomnography in children with Down syndrome: a retrospective cohort study.
Hurvitz MS, Lesser DJ, Dever G, Celso J, Bhattacharjee R

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

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