Dr. Lisa Shives, MD

Sleep Medicine  |  
Female  |  
Age 54
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Dr. Lisa Shives, MD
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.

4520 Executive Dr

San Diego, CA 92121

Contact Information

(858) 657-7000

Dr. Lisa Shives, MD

Dr. Lisa Shives, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
  • Priority Health

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Care Philosophy

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

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


  • Sleep Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Sleep Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal 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


  • Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT)
  • Sleep Study

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • UCSD
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1987
  • University Of Chicago/The Pritzker School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1999
  • Yale New Haven/yale University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2000
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital Northwestern University Mcgaw Med Center Chicago
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University of Chicago Hospitals
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2003

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
Media & Publications

Dr. Shives has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Shives' Reviews

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Dr. Shives' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
San Diego, CA |
Dr. Shives and her staff were knowledgeable and helpful.
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Dr. Shives accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
    Select Plus HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Priority Health
    Priority PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Shives has admitting privileges

UCSD Medical Center - Hillcrest
200 W Arbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92103
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