David Gozal, MD, MBA, chair of the Department of Child Health, has been ranked the top rated researcher in the world in the area of sleep apnea syndromes, according to Expertscape. The site uses the National Institutes of Health PubMed database to identify and rank medical expertise across more than 27,000 topics. Gozal’s ranking is based on 212 articles published since 2008.
Additionally, Expertscape has ranked Leila Kheirandish-Gozal, MD, MSc, the fourth ranked world expert in sleep apnea. Kheirandish-Gozal serves as the director of research for the Department of Child Health.
The two joined MU in August from the University of Chicago Medicine and Biological Sciences. Gozal is a leading world expert in the field of sleep medicine. He is known as a pioneer in the study of childhood sleep problems and the relationships between sleep disorders and neurobehavioral, cardiovascular and metabolic disease. Kheirandish-Gozal’s research has identified causative links between pediatric sleep disordered breathing and its morbid neural and cardiovascular consequences.
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