Dr. Stephen Sheldon, DO, is Professor of Pediatrics & Neurology, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and Director of the Sleep Medicine Center of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. He is very active in the clinical practice of pediatric sleep medicine, and has an intense involvement in pediatric sleep medical education and research. He is a graduate of the Midwestern University’s Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his residency in pediatrics at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center, Chicago. He has also completed a visiting faculty fellowship in medical education at Southern Illinois University Medical School and a faculty fellowship in Sleep Disorders Medicine at the University of Chicago. He has served as a consultant to the United States Public Health Service (USPHS) as a facilitator during the organizing conference for education/training in primary care pediatrics and internal medicine and has served as a grant reviewer for the USPHS and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in research in primary care pediatrics. He served on the Education Committee of the Ambulatory Pediatrics Association and participated in the task force for the development of the medical school core curriculum for pediatric clerkships. He has served as Chair of the Continuing Medical Education Committee, and has been a member of the National Sleep Medicine Course Committee, Education Committee, and Fellowship Training Committee of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Dr. Sheldon served on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine from 2000 to 2006 and as Secretary/Treasurer 2003 to 2006. He was Board Liaison to the Continuing Medical Education Committee, has been Ad Hoc member of the Fellowship Training Committee, and functioned as a Center Accreditation Site visitor.
Dr. Sheldon has served on the Board of Directors of the American Sleep Medicine Foundation as its Secretary and is past Chair of the Educational Research Advisory Board. He also currently serves as Associate Editor, Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, and is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Sleep Foundation, Chairs the Education Committee and CME Sub-committee of the NSF. He is has been active in the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Sheldon was appointed to the American Board of Pediatrics in 2005 as representative to the ABMS Sleep Medicine Policy and Examination Committee, is a Diplomate in Sleep Medicine of the American Board of Pediatrics and hold Certificate Number 1. He has Co-Chaired the Task force of Smoke Detectors and Arousals in Children for the Standards Advisory Committee of Underwriter’s Laboratories.
Dr. Sheldon is the author of Pediatric Differential Diagnosis (Raven Press 1979), Pediatric Sleep Medicine (WB Saunders 1992), Evaluating Sleep in Infants and Children (Lippincott-Raven 1995), Atlas of Sleep Medicine in Infants and Children (Futura Publishers 2000), Differential Diagnosis in Sleep Medicine (Futura Publisher, In Press), and is Senior Editor of the premier textbook for the medical profession on diagnosing and managing all sleep problems in infant and children entitled Principles and Practice of Pediatric Sleep Medicine 1st and 2nd Editions (Elsevier-WB Saunders, 2005 and 2014). Dr. Sheldon is also Co-Editor with Dr. Anna Fishbein of the textbook Allergy and Sleep: Basic Principles and Clinical Practice, Springer Publishers, In preparation.