Clete A. Kushida, MD, PhD, FAASM

Clete A. Kushida, MD, PhD, FAASM

Sleep specialist

Bio:   Dr. Clete A. Kushida in a neurologist who specializes in the diagnosis and management of sleep related breathing disorders (e.g., obstructive sleep apnea), sleep-related movement disorders (e.g., restless legs syndrome), and parasomnias (e.g., sleepwalking, REM sleep behavior disorder). He is a neurologist, a professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford, medical director of the Stanford Sleep Medicine Center, and director of the Stanford Center for Human Sleep Research. He is founding president of the World Sleep Society, past president of the World Sleep Federation, past president of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, and founding president of the California Sleep Society. Dr. Kushida has conducted basic and clinical sleep research since 1977, served as principal investigator for numerous large federally and industry sponsored studies, and his research interests include the anatomic and physiologic changes associated with sleep apnea, the management of restless legs syndrome, and countermeasures for sleep loss. He has authored or edited over 150 publications; he has also authored or edited six books, including serving as editor-in-chief of the largest publication on the field of sleep to date, the Encyclopedia of Sleep (4 volumes, 429 chapters, 748 authors).
4.5 out of 5
131 Patient Ratings
19 Patient Comments

Sleep Medicine Center

  • 450 Broadway Street
  • Pavilion B, 2nd Floor, MC 5730
  • Redwood City, CA 94063
  • Phone: 650-723-6601
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Professional Education

  • Board Certification: Sleep Medicine, American Board of Sleep Medicine (1996)
  • Fellowship: Stanford University School of Medicine (1996) CA
  • Residency: UCSD Medical Center (1994) CA
  • Internship: University of Hawaii Internal Medicine Residency Program (1991) HI
  • Medical Education: University of Chicago Hospitals (1990) IL
  • M.D., Univ of Chicago, Medicine (1990)
  • Ph.D., Univ of Chicago, Neurosciences/Biopsychology (1986)
  • M.S., Stanford University, Biological Sciences (1982)
  • B.A.S., Stanford University, Biological Sciences/Psychology (1981)

Administrative Appointments

  • Director, Stanford University Center for Human Sleep Research (1996 - Present)
  • Medical Director, Stanford Sleep Medicine Center (2010 - Present)

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Friendliness

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Recommended to others

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Explanations

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Listens

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Includes you in decisions

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Clear Communication

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Confidence in your doctor

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Wait times

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

Excellent service with dr. Horrible experience with lady @ checkout & scheduling appt.

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

I am very fortunate to be under the care of Dr. Kushida. he is a very knowledgeable doctor who explained to me the terms I couldn't understand on my sleep study results. He listened to my concerns and answered all my questions. He did not rush the visit, he spent a good amount of time w/me.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

Dr. was thorough and patient with my questions.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

outstanding experience

SHC Patient, May 2016

Dr. Matthew Chow and Dr. Anthony Kushida were very professional, caring and attentive to my needs and answered my questions and concerns in detail.

SHC Patient, May 2016

Excellent - experience was very thorough.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

A+.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

I was impressed and pleased that I never felt rushed. He took plenty of time to answer all my questions and discuss options.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Very very good dr. Stanford Bay always had & will always have awesome well educated Dr.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

I have the utmost confidence and trust in Dr Kushida and his health plan for me

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Overall we was good. First seen by Dr. Ashbrook, then Koshida. Felt a lack of urgency in solving problem for better or worse; but were very competent and knowledgeable. Overall 8/10.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Excellent intake by fellow MD. Almost overly courteous! Listened well. EXTREMELY brief visit with attending - showed concern & next steps. Was afraid to guess at source of problem.

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4.5 out of 5
131 Patient Ratings
19 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

Excellent service with dr. Horrible experience with lady @ checkout & scheduling appt.

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

I am very fortunate to be under the care of Dr. Kushida. he is a very knowledgeable doctor who explained to me the terms I couldn't understand on my sleep study results. He listened to my concerns and answered all my questions. He did not rush the visit, he spent a good amount of time w/me.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

Dr. was thorough and patient with my questions.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

outstanding experience

SHC Patient, May 2016

Dr. Matthew Chow and Dr. Anthony Kushida were very professional, caring and attentive to my needs and answered my questions and concerns in detail.

SHC Patient, May 2016

Excellent - experience was very thorough.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

A+.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

I was impressed and pleased that I never felt rushed. He took plenty of time to answer all my questions and discuss options.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Very very good dr. Stanford Bay always had & will always have awesome well educated Dr.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

I have the utmost confidence and trust in Dr Kushida and his health plan for me

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Overall we was good. First seen by Dr. Ashbrook, then Koshida. Felt a lack of urgency in solving problem for better or worse; but were very competent and knowledgeable. Overall 8/10.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Excellent intake by fellow MD. Almost overly courteous! Listened well. EXTREMELY brief visit with attending - showed concern & next steps. Was afraid to guess at source of problem.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

Provider left me quickly without explain next step, or without making sure next step was followed. I felt be dealt with like a junk!

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

I like this guy a lot. I feel confident in him.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

DRs. are very caring, understanding, compassionate, professional.

SHC Patient, Jan 2015

Concern by referring dr. were NOT addressed.

SHC Patient, Nov 2014

Good experience.

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

Good.

SHC Patient, Jan 2014

Did not get the help I needed to use the CPAP mask effectively - sent me to Apria office where they did not provide needed help either.