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Sally Ibrahim, MD

Specialty: Pediatric Sleep Medicine

Sally Ibrahim, MD
  • Assistant Professor, CWRU School of Medicine
  • Medical Director, Pediatric Sleep Center, UH Cleveland Medical Center
  • Medical Director, Sleep Laboratory, UH Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital




Sally Ibrahim, MD is a sleep specialist and clinical educator in the Division of Pediatric Pulmonology, Allergy, Immunology and Sleep Medicine at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, as well as in the adult Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center. She joined University Hospitals in 2019 and is board certified in sleep medicine, internal medicine, and pediatrics.

Her special interests include comprehensive sleep disorder evaluation and testing in children, teens and adults. Dr. Ibrahim’s research interests include sleep in children, women and pregnancy, sleep apnea, insomnia, and narcolepsy, as well population health and quality.

Dr. Ibrahim and her colleagues in the UH pediatric sleep research team are involved with pivotal research, such as the national multicenter PATS trial. Dr. Ibrahim serves on the sleep advocacy committee of the American Academy of Sleep medicine; the educational committee for the University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center Sleep Medicine fellowship program; and on the quality team for UH Sleep Medicine.


  • Childhood Sleep Disorders
  • Circadian Rhythm Disturbance
  • Clinical Research
  • Hypersomnia
  • Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulator for OSA
  • Insomnia
  • Medical Education
  • Narcolepsy
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Parasomnia
  • Polysomnography
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Diagnostics and Actigraphy
  • Sleep Disordered Breathing
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep in Pregnancy
  • Sleep in Women
  • Sleep Related Movement Disorder
  • Sleepiness and Fatigue Evaluation
  • Snoring
  • Unusual Sleep Behavior


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Board Certifications

  • Sleep Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Pediatrics - American Board of Pediatrics


Fellowship | Sleep Medicine - Internal Medicine
Sleep Medicine - Internal Medicine - Cleveland Clinic (2007 - 2008)

Residency | Internal Medicine/Pediatrics
Internal Medicine/Pediatrics - Metrohealth Medical Center (2003 - 2007)

Medical Education
University Of Texas Medical Branch Medical School, Galveston (2003)

University Of Texas At Austin (1999)

Languages Spoken

English, Spanish, Arabic

Industry Relationships

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As of December 31, 2016, Sally Ibrahim did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.