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About 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 joining 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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UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
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Medical Degree

  • University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, IL

Residency

  • Northwestern University, School of Medicine, Chicago, IL

Gender

  • Female

Languages

  • French
  • German

Date Joined Staff

  • 2014-10-01

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Sleep Medicine

Conditions and Treatments

  • Sleep Disorder
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleepwalking
  • Narcolepsy
Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted