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Smita Patel, DO

Over 20 years in clinical practice

  • Board Certification: Sleep Medicine, Adult Neurology, Integrative Medicine
  • Clinical Focus: Sleep Medicine, Integrative Approaches to Sleep Disorders
  • Medical School: Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine 
  • Advanced degree in Healthcare Informatics, MS expected 2025

Residencies and Fellowships

  • Neurology, Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Sleep Medicine, University of Chicago
  • Integrative Medicine, University of Arizona (Andrew Weil MD Clinic)

Research Experience and Publications

  • Healthcare Informatics: Electronic Health Records and Big Data in Sleep Medicine
  • Dietary and Integrative Interventions in Neurological Disease
  • Contributor, Integrative Sleep Medicine textbook, Oxford University Press
  • Principal Investigator in multiple clinical trials

Leadership Experience

  • President, Illinois State Neurological Society
  • Member, Illinois Department of Public Health, Alzheimer Disease Advisory Committee
  • Congressional Adviser for Neurology, Palatucci Advocacy Leadership Forum, American Academy of Neurology
  • Former Director, Center for Brain Health, Northshore University Health System
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News & Updates

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Telehealth for sleep evaluations

Telehealth is a hot topic. Although its recent rise is partially linked with the decline in in-person visits during the coronavirus pandemic, telehealth has in fact been heralded as the ‘next big thing’ in healthcare for more than a decade. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) has announced its commitment to advancing the use…

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sleep apnea and insomnia patient

Will Sleep Apnea Cause Insomnia?

Everyone has trouble sleeping at some point in their life. A late-afternoon latte, an overly indulgent dinner or nerves about an upcoming work milestone can keep you up into the wee hours of the night. The next day may not be one of your best –- you might be irritable, exhausted and unfocused — but…

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Sleep Apnea Raises Your Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death: Get the Facts

You may have heard of sleep apnea, but do you really know what it is? Far from a harmless sleep disorder that keeps you from a sound night’s rest, sleep apnea can lead to serious health complications, including sudden cardiac death. According to the American Sleep Apnea Association, 22 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea.…

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