Rafael Pelayo, MD

Sleep specialist

Clinical Professor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Science - Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine

Sleep Medicine Center

  • 450 Broadway Street
  • Redwood City, CA 94063
  • Phone: 650-723-6601
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Professional Education

Residency: Albert Einstein College of Medicine (1993) NY

Residency: Albert Einstein College of Medicine (1990) NY

Fellowship: Stanford University School of Medicine (1995) CA

Board Certification: Sleep Medicine, American Board of Pediatrics (2007)

Internship: New York Presbyterian Medical Center (1989) NY

Medical Education: Albert Einstein College of Medicine (1988) NY

Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.

Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.

Treatment of Sleep Disorders
Pelayo, R., & Mignot, E. (2012). Treatment of Sleep Disorders. NEUROTHERAPEUTICS, 9(4), 685-686.

Pediatric Sleep Pharmacology
Pelayo, R., & Yuen, K. (2012). Pediatric Sleep Pharmacology. CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRIC CLINICS OF NORTH AMERICA, 21(4), 861-?.

Chapter 34: the history of sleep medicine.
Pelayo, R., Hodgson, N., & Guilleminault, C. (2010). Chapter 34: the history of sleep medicine. Handbook of clinical neurology, 95, 547-556.

Pediatric Sleep Pharmacology
Pelayo, R., & Dubik, M. (2008). Pediatric Sleep Pharmacology. SEMINARS IN PEDIATRIC NEUROLOGY, 15(2), 79-90.

Efficacy of automated continuous positive airway pressure in children with sleep-related breathing disorders in an attended setting
Palombini, L., Pelayo, R., & Guilleminault, C. (2004). Efficacy of automated continuous positive airway pressure in children with sleep-related breathing disorders in an attended setting. PEDIATRICS, 113(5), E412-E417.

Breathing patterns in prepubertal children with sleep-related breathing disorders
Guilleminault, C., Li, K., Khramtsov, A., Palombini, L., & Pelayo, R. (2004). Breathing patterns in prepubertal children with sleep-related breathing disorders. ARCHIVES OF PEDIATRICS & ADOLESCENT MEDICINE, 158(2), 153-161.

Pediatric sleep pharmacology: you want to give my kid sleeping pills?
Pelayo, R., Chen, W., Monzon, S., & Guilleminault, C. (2004). Pediatric sleep pharmacology: you want to give my kid sleeping pills?. PEDIATRIC CLINICS OF NORTH AMERICA, 51(1), 117-?.

Abnormal blood pressure in prepubertal children with sleep-disordered breathing
Guilleminault, C., Khramsov, A., Stoohs, R. A., Kushida, C., Pelayo, R., & Chowdhuri, S. (2004). Abnormal blood pressure in prepubertal children with sleep-disordered breathing. PEDIATRIC RESEARCH, 55(1), 76-84.

Sleep disordered breathing: Surgical outcomes in prepubertal children
Guilleminault, C., Li, K. K., Khramtsov, A., Pelayo, R., & Martinez, S. (2004). Sleep disordered breathing: Surgical outcomes in prepubertal children. LARYNGOSCOPE, 114(1), 132-137.

Sleepwalking and sleep terrors in prepubertal children: What triggers them?
Guilleminault, C., Palombini, L., Pelayo, R., & Chervin, R. D. (2003). Sleepwalking and sleep terrors in prepubertal children: What triggers them?. PEDIATRICS, 111(1).

Sleep-disordered breathing and upper-airway anomalies in first-degree relatives of ALTE children
Guilleminault, C., Pelayo, R., Leger, D., Philip, P., & Ohayon, M. (2001). Sleep-disordered breathing and upper-airway anomalies in first-degree relatives of ALTE children. PEDIATRIC RESEARCH, 50(1), 14-22.

Apparent life-threatening events, facial dysmorphia and sleep-disordered breathing
Guilleminault, C., Pelayo, R., Leger, D., & Philip, P. (2000). Apparent life-threatening events, facial dysmorphia and sleep-disordered breathing. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, 159(6), 444-449.

Pediatric sleep-related breathing disorders
Messner, A. H., & Pelayo, R. (2000). Pediatric sleep-related breathing disorders. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF OTOLARYNGOLOGY, 21(2), 98-107.

Narcolepsy in children: a practical guide to its diagnosis, treatment and follow-up.
Guilleminault, C., & Pelayo, R. (2000). Narcolepsy in children: a practical guide to its diagnosis, treatment and follow-up. Paediatric drugs, 2(1), 1-9.

Power spectral sleep EEG findings in patients with obstructive sleep apnea and upper airway resistance syndromes
Guilleminault, C., Kim, Y. D., Horita, M., Tsutumi, M., & Pelayo, R. (1999). Power spectral sleep EEG findings in patients with obstructive sleep apnea and upper airway resistance syndromes. CLINICAL NEUROPHYSIOLOGY: FROM RECEPTORS TO PERCEPTION, 50, 113-120.

Sleep-disordered breathing in children
Guilleminault, C., & Pelayo, R. (1998). Sleep-disordered breathing in children. ANNALS OF MEDICINE, 30(4), 350-356.

Narcolepsy in prepubertal children
Guilleminault, C., & Pelayo, R. (1998). Narcolepsy in prepubertal children. ANNALS OF NEUROLOGY, 43(1), 135-142.

Obstructive sleep apnea surgery: Risk management and complications
Riley, R. W., Powell, N. B., Guilleminault, C., Pelayo, R., Troell, R. J., & Li, K. K. (1997). Obstructive sleep apnea surgery: Risk management and complications. OTOLARYNGOLOGY-HEAD AND NECK SURGERY, 117(6), 648-652.

Public health impact and treatment of insomnia.
Dement, W., & Pelayo, R. (1997). Public health impact and treatment of insomnia. European psychiatry , 12, 31-39.

Development of circadian rhythmicity of temperature in full-term normal infants
Guilleminault, C., Leger, D., Pelayo, R., Gould, S., Hayes, B., & Miles, L. (1996). Development of circadian rhythmicity of temperature in full-term normal infants. NEUROPHYSIOLOGIE CLINIQUE-CLINICAL NEUROPHYSIOLOGY, 26(1), 21-29.

HOME NASAL CONTINUOUS POSITIVE AIRWAY PRESSURE IN INFANTS WITH SLEEP-DISORDERED BREATHING
Guilleminault, C., Pelayo, R., Clerk, A., Leger, D., & BOCIAN, R. C. (1995). HOME NASAL CONTINUOUS POSITIVE AIRWAY PRESSURE IN INFANTS WITH SLEEP-DISORDERED BREATHING. JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, 127(6), 905-912.

ADULT OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP-APNEA WITH SECONDARY ENURESIS
Brown, M. A., Jacobs, M. B., & Pelayo, R. (1995). ADULT OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP-APNEA WITH SECONDARY ENURESIS. WESTERN JOURNAL OF MEDICINE, 163(5), 478-480.

NONDRUG TREATMENT TRIALS IN PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGICAL INSOMNIA
Guilleminault, C., Clerk, A., Black, J., LABANOWSKI, M., Pelayo, R., & Claman, D. (1995). NONDRUG TREATMENT TRIALS IN PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGICAL INSOMNIA. ARCHIVES OF INTERNAL MEDICINE, 155(8), 838-844.