Clete A. Kushida, MD, PhD, FAASM

Clete A. Kushida, MD, PhD, FAASM

Sleep specialist, Neurologist

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, Division Chief and Medical Director of Stanford Sleep Medicine, 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 200 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).
4.6 out of 5
154 Patient Ratings
30 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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Hypertension Center

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • 1st Floor, Suite A11
  • Stanford , CA 94305
  • Phone: 650-723-6961
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Professional Education

  • Fellowship: Stanford University School of Medicine Registrar (1996) CA
  • Board Certification: Sleep Medicine, American Board of Sleep Medicine (1996)
  • 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)
  • Division Chief, Stanford Sleep Medicine (2017 - Present)
  • Medical Director, Stanford Sleep Medicine (2010 - Present)
4.7

Friendliness

4.6

Explanations

4.6

Listens

4.6

Includes you in decisions

4.7

Clear Communication

4.6

Confidence in your doctor

4.5

Recommended to others

4.4

Wait times

SHC Patient, Jul 2017

Very good!

SHC Patient, Jul 2017

Dr. Kuchida is amazing. He cut through to the problem and solved it in under five minutes calling the sleep dentist and getting an appointment scheduled. He is just plain cool!!! The younger doctor did not look at me when she talked to me. She was smart, knowledgeable & I assume caring, but she did not have info @ the sleep dentist. I found her failure to look at me and her failure to just say - "I don't know, let's ask/do X to find out. Quite off-putting.

SHC Patient, May 2017

The doctor's assistant spent a fair amount of time with me. The main doctor spent about 7 minutes with me. I don't think that is sufficient time.

SHC Patient, May 2017

Dr. Kushida is great. Calm, relaxed, to the point. Took the time to research my problem and resolved my issue.

SHC Patient, Apr 2017

physician was stone cold. No empathy. Barely wanted to talk to me. poorly explained options. I brought in lots of prior records Spent most of time reviewing those, and inputting his notes. Should have been asked to forward records prior to appointment and use appt. time to communicate with patient.

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

Dr. Kushida was very kind. But it was Dr. Christopher Nguyen that was mostly dealt with and he was VERY understanding of our situation; what could & could not be accomplished with our son (disabled); and prescribed the only course of action that was reasonable. Very good doctor.

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

Left confused. Like I was a statistic in and out.

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

Dr. Singh was extremely patient, helpful, and easy to talk to. He showed concern for my issues and made an effort to answer all of my questions. Would absolutely visit the sleep clinic again based on this interaction.

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

Clean, concerned, knowledgeable very helpful.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

Dr. was kind & patient. Would be a good fit for other clients without narcolepsy.

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

Thorough process and professional follow-up.

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

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

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4.6 out of 5
154 Patient Ratings
30 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Jul 2017

Very good!

SHC Patient, Jul 2017

Dr. Kuchida is amazing. He cut through to the problem and solved it in under five minutes calling the sleep dentist and getting an appointment scheduled. He is just plain cool!!! The younger doctor did not look at me when she talked to me. She was smart, knowledgeable & I assume caring, but she did not have info @ the sleep dentist. I found her failure to look at me and her failure to just say - "I don't know, let's ask/do X to find out. Quite off-putting.

SHC Patient, May 2017

The doctor's assistant spent a fair amount of time with me. The main doctor spent about 7 minutes with me. I don't think that is sufficient time.

SHC Patient, May 2017

Dr. Kushida is great. Calm, relaxed, to the point. Took the time to research my problem and resolved my issue.

SHC Patient, Apr 2017

physician was stone cold. No empathy. Barely wanted to talk to me. poorly explained options. I brought in lots of prior records Spent most of time reviewing those, and inputting his notes. Should have been asked to forward records prior to appointment and use appt. time to communicate with patient.

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

Dr. Kushida was very kind. But it was Dr. Christopher Nguyen that was mostly dealt with and he was VERY understanding of our situation; what could & could not be accomplished with our son (disabled); and prescribed the only course of action that was reasonable. Very good doctor.

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

Left confused. Like I was a statistic in and out.

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

Dr. Singh was extremely patient, helpful, and easy to talk to. He showed concern for my issues and made an effort to answer all of my questions. Would absolutely visit the sleep clinic again based on this interaction.

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

Clean, concerned, knowledgeable very helpful.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

Dr. was kind & patient. Would be a good fit for other clients without narcolepsy.

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

Thorough process and professional follow-up.

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.