Pediatric Sleep Center

The Sleep Medicine Center at Lurie Children’s Hospital provides clinical evaluation, diagnosis and management of children with all forms of sleep disorders. Sleep disorders treated by our staff include sleep-disordered breathing, obstructive sleep apnea, central apnea, apnea of infancy, nightmares, parasomnias, narcolepsy, excessive daytime sleepiness, circadian rhythm disorders and insomnia. Since its opening in 1995, the sleep specialists have evaluated and managed more than 50,000 patients and more than 26,000 pediatric patient sleep-studies have been conducted.

The Lurie Children's Difference


The Sleep Medicine Center at Lurie Children’s Hospital was first accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) in 1996 and since has been re-accredited every 5 years.  The last re-accreditation occurred in 2014.  Accreditation by the AASM indicates its highest standard of care, excellent facility management and the highest staff credentials.  In addition to providing top-quality care, we also placed a strong emphasis on training future pediatric sleep medicine specialists and pediatric sleep 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 excessive sleepiness in children, evaluating the effects of lack of sleep during childhood, and studying infants’ breathing pattern.

Our Specialists

The center is directed by Stephen H. Sheldon, DO, FAASM. Dr. Sheldon is Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.  He 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 Americ​an 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).

Tanvi Mukundan, MD, is board certified in pediatrics and sleep medicine.  Dr. Mukundan treats patients for all sleep disorders ranging from sleep disordered breathing, to nocturnal hypoventilation, and behavioral insomnia. 

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.

Make an Appointment

If you’d like to request an appointment with one of our specialists, call 1.800.543.7362 (1.800.KIDS DOC®) or visit our Appointments page for more information.

Learn More

Find more important details about sleep studies in our informational handouts:
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Your support is vital in helping us continue to make a difference in the lives of patients and families. Lurie Children’s relies on philanthropic funding to enhance its programs, services and research for children. To learn more, please e-mail the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago Foundation at or call 312.227.7500

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