Sleep Medicine Center
The Sleep Medicine Center at Lurie Children’s is the only comprehensive sleep center in Illinois dedicated solely to children. The center provides clinical evaluation, diagnosis and management of children with all forms of sleep disorders. Sleep disorders treated by our staff include sleep-disordered breathing, sleep apnea, nightmares, insomnia, parasomnias, narcolepsy and circadian rhythm disorders. Since its opening in 1995, the sleep specialists have seen more than 5,000 patients, and more than 14,000 patient studies have been conducted.
The Lurie Children’s Difference
In 2009, the center was accredited again by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), which indicates its high standards of care, excellent facility management and impressive staff credentials. In addition to proving top-quality care, we also place emphasis on training and research. The Sleep Medicine Center is the training site for pediatric sleep medicine for the ACGME accredited fellowship training program of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Our center’s current research studies include investigation into measuring sleepiness, evaluating the effects of lack of sleep and studying young infants’ breathing.
The center is directed by Stephen H. Sheldon, DO. Dr. Sheldon is board-certified in both pediatrics and sleep disorders medicine. He has served as a member of the board of directors and was Secretary/Treasurer of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. He has been a faculty member of the National Sleep Medicine Course (sponsored by the AASM) and is course director of the Advanced Pediatric Sleep Medicine Program of the Atlanta School of Sleep Medicine, Northside Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia.
Irina Trosman, MD, is board-certified in pediatrics and sleep medicine. Dr. Trosman treats patients with sleep disorders associated with obesity, asthma, allergies and other chronic illnesses, as well as pediatric behavioral insomnia.