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Chithra Poongkunran, Pediatrician, Pediatrics

Chithra Poongkunran, MD

Childrens Hospital

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Dr. Chithra Poongkunran is a pediatric and adult sleep specialist at UI Health. Dr. Poongkunran works closely with children and adults in diagnosing and managing their sleep disorders. Her clinical interests include sleep-disordered breathing, circadian rhythm sleep-wake disorders, restless legs syndrome, and insomnia. Dr. Poongkunran has a special interest in sleep-health disparities, and she is passionate about identifying opportunities to improve sleep in individuals from disadvantaged neighborhoods and racial/ethnic minorities.

Gender : Female
Language : English, Hindi, Tamil

specialties & services

  • Pediatric Sleep Disorder
  • Pediatrics
  • Sleep Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Sleep-Disordered Breathing
  • Noninvasive Ventilation
  • Circadian Rhythm Sleep-Wake Disorders
  • Restless Legs Syndrome


Sleep Science Center, Suite 104

2242 W. Harrison St.
Chicago, IL 60612


  • Fellowship: University of Arizona
  • Residency: Canton Medical Education Foundation – Canton, Ohio
  • Medical School: Kilpauk Medical College – India
  • Board Certification: Internal Medicine
  • Board Certification: Adult and Pediatric Sleep (Board-Eligible)