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.


Effectiveness of long-term noninvasive ventilation measured by remote monitoring in neuromuscular disease.
Orr JE, Chen K, Vaida F, Schmickl CN, Laverty CG, Ravits J, Lesser D, Bhattacharjee R, Malhotra A, Owens RL

Non-invasive ventilation usage and adherence in children and adults with Duchenne muscular dystrophy: A multicenter analysis.
Hurvitz M, Sunkonkit K, Defante A, Lesser D, Skalsky A, Orr J, Chakraborty A, Amin R, Bhattacharjee R

Association of body anthropometry and obstructive sleep apnea in children: Variations observed in Hispanic children.
Bhattacharjee EB, Sun X, Malhotra A, Tantisira KG, Landeo-Gutierrez JS, Jain S, Bhattacharjee R

Reducing Mask-Related Pressure Injuries in Pediatric Patients During Noninvasive Ventilation by Targeting Patient Mask Leak: A Quality Improvement Initiative.
Lauderbaugh DL, Popien TL, Lesser DJ, Bhattacharjee R, Pfrommer Puleo C

Completion of postoperative polysomnography for children with severe obstructive sleep apnea: A quality improvement project.
Jiang W, Bhattacharjee R, Nation J, Brigger MT

Early onset hypertension? Implications of childhood obstructive sleep apnea.
Bhattacharjee R

The impact of daytime transoral neuromuscular stimulation on upper airway physiology - A mechanistic clinical investigation.
Nokes B, Schmickl CN, Brena R, Bosompra NN, Gilbertson D, Sands SA, Bhattacharjee R, Mann DL, Owens RL, Malhotra A, Orr JE

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

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

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

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

Adherence to Sleep Therapies in Children and Adolescents.
Bhattacharjee R

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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