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Sleep Medicine | Female

Care Philosophy

I help my patients focus on lifestyle changes that improve their sleep, their weight and their overall health.

Biography

Lisa Shives, MD, is a board-certified sleep medicine doctor. She has extensive experience in the treatment of all sleep related disorders including sleep apnea, insomnia, narcolepsy, restless legs syndrome and circadian rhythm disorders. Dr. Shives' clinical focus includes investigating the effects that diet and exercise exert on sleep as well as the metabolic and cardiovascular abnormalities associated with sleep disorders. She has a special interest in alternative therapies for sleep apnea, obesity hypoventilation syndrome, nocturnal eating syndrome, and finding new strategies for increasing CPAP tolerance. Prior to taking on the role as clinical director of the Sleep Medicine Center at UC San Diego Health, Dr. Shives served nearly ten years as the CEO and medical director of a comprehensive sleep center affiliated with Northshore University Health Systems in Chicago. As a board member of the National Sleep Foundation, Dr. Shives has led several nationwide programs in patient education and health advocacy. She is a former spokesperson for the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, and for nearly two years was the weekly sleep medicine contributor for the CNN Health Blog. Dr. Shives earned her medical degree and completed her fellowship training in both medical ethics and sleep medicine at the University of Chicago. She completed her residency in internal medicine at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL and her internship at Yale University in New Haven, CT. Dr. Shives is triple board certified in sleep medicine, obesity medicine, and internal medicine. Dr. Shives is a founding member of the Society of Anesthesia and Sleep Medicine. At present, she is an active member of several professional societies including the Obesity Society, British Sleep Society and the American Society for Nutrition.

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Dr. Shives' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
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  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
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Lisa Shives, MD, is a board-certified sleep medicine doctor. She has extensive experience in the treatment of all sleep related disorders including sleep apnea, insomnia, narcolepsy, restless legs syndrome and circadian rhythm disorders. 

Dr. Shives' clinical focus includes investigating the effects that diet and exercise exert on sleep as well as the metabolic and cardiovascular abnormalities associated with sleep disorders. She has a special interest in alternative therapies for sleep apnea, obesity hypoventilation syndrome, nocturnal eating syndrome, and finding new strategies for increasing CPAP tolerance. 

Prior to taking on the role as clinical director of the Sleep Medicine Center at UC San Diego Health, Dr. Shives served nearly ten years as the CEO and medical director of a comprehensive sleep center affiliated with Northshore University Health Systems in Chicago.

As a board member of the National Sleep Foundation, Dr. Shives has led several nationwide programs in patient education and health advocacy. She is a former spokesperson for the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, and for nearly two years was the weekly sleep medicine contributor for the CNN Health Blog.

Dr. Shives earned her medical degree and completed her fellowship training in both medical ethics and sleep medicine at the University of Chicago. She completed her residency in internal medicine at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL and her internship at Yale University in New Haven, CT. Dr. Shives is triple board certified in sleep medicine, obesity medicine, and internal medicine.

Dr. Shives is a founding member of the Society of Anesthesia and Sleep Medicine. At present, she is an active member of several professional societies including the Obesity Society, British Sleep Society and the American Society for Nutrition.

Dr. Shives' Care Philosophy

I help my patients focus on lifestyle changes that improve their sleep, their weight and their overall health.

Dr. Shives' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Sleep Medicine
  •  Board certified in Sleep Medicine
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    • Committee Member-National Sleep Foundation, September
    • Spokesperson for American Academy of Sleep Medicine, 2008 to Pr
    • Featured Sleep Expert-CNN, Nov 2010 t
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    No malpractice history found for California.

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Board Certifications

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  • Sleep Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • Advanced Sleep Phase Disorder
  • Apnea
  • Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorder
  • Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder
  • Insomnia
  • Narcolepsy
  • Night Eating Syndrome
  • Night Terror
  • Nightmare Disorder
  • Parasomnias
  • REM Sleep Behavior Disorder
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Dependence
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Deprivation
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep Disturbance-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Sleep Sex
  • Sleep Terror Disorder
  • Sleep-Related Rhythmic Movement Disorder
  • Sleep-Talking
  • Sleep-Walking

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Chicago/The Pritzker School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1999

  • Internship Hospital
    Yale New Haven/yale University

    Completed in 2000

  • Residency Hospital
    Northwestern Memorial Hospital Northwestern University Mcgaw Med Center Chicago
  • Fellowship Hospital
    University of Chicago Hospitals

    Completed in 2003

  • Undergraduate School
    UCSD

    Graduated in 1987

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German

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Specialties

  • Sleep Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT)
  • Sleep Study