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.

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