About

David Gozal, MD, is an international 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.

His research has been funded by multiple National Institutes of Health grants and focuses on translational approaches to pediatric sleep disorders, such as childhood obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and sudden infant death syndrome. An accomplished author and speaker, he has published more than 600 peer-reviewed articles, more than 150 book chapters and reviews, edited three books and has extensively lectured at scientific meetings around the world.

Education & Training

Medical School

Hasassah Medical School - Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Residency

Pediatric Pulmonology

  • Children's Hospital of Los Angeles

Post-Graduate School

MBA, Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

Boards

American Board of Pediatrics
American Board of Pediatrics - Pulmonology
American Board of Sleep Medicine

Insurances

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In the News

Sleep is key to child development and long-term health (KRCG)

Academic Information

Professor
Marie M. and Harry L. Smith Endowed Chair
Chairman, Department of Child Health
Pediatrician-in-Chief, MU Women’s and Children’s Hospital

Office

400 N Keene St
Columbia, MO 65201
United States

P. 573-882-6882

Research Profile

David Gozal, MD, MBA, PhD (Hon), is an International sleep expert Dr. Gozal works to understand the health effects of sleep disorders in children.

A pediatric pulmonologist and sleep medicine specialist, Gozal studies the developmental neurobiology of respiratory control. He focuses on pediatric sleep disorders and their relationship to neurobehavioral, cardiovascular and metabolic diseases.

Gozal has conducted extensive research on sleep apnea, a frequent breathing disorder during sleep. He has studied the effectiveness of diagnostic technologies, including pioneering work in creating a biomarker for sleep apnea as well as applying machine learning and artificial intelligence. He has also investigated how nonsurgical treatments might reduce symptoms and improve cognition and behavior among children with sleep apnea. Additionally, he has addressed health effects of sleep apnea, examined the impact of sleep-disordered breathing on school performance, and identified mechanisms and approaches that should enable personalized treatment in the near future.

Gozal has lectured throughout the world on sleep disorders in pediatric patients. He has written more than 630 articles as well as 150 book chapters and reviews on the subject. He has served as president of the American Thoracic Society and has been the recipient of multiple distinguished national and international awards. His research has been continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health.

Dr. David Gozal is the Mary M. and Harry L. Smith Endowed Chair of Child Health at the MU School of Medicine.

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Research Interests

  • Hypoxia
  • Sleep
  • Sleep apnea
  • Sleep fragmentation and deprivation
  • Intermittent hypoxia
  • Exosomes
  • Biomarkers
  • Endothelial function
  • Adipose tissue
  • Cognition and behavior
  • Gut microbiome
  • Inflammation
  • Macrophages
  • Tumor biology
  • Machine learning

Areas of Expertise

  • Sleep
  • Sleep disorders
  • Hypoxia
  • Pediatric respiratory diseases
  • Cardiorespiratory physiology