Dr. Rami N. Khayat is board-certified UCI Health specialist in pulmonary and critical care medicine as well as sleep breathing disorders.

Rami N. Khayat, MD

Specialties

Sleep Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care Medicine

Clinical Interests

Sleep apnea, sleep disorders, Sleep disorders in patients with cardiac disease, Chronic respiratory failure and vent dependence, Critical care (shock, sepsis, respiratory failure, pneumonia)

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Certifications
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Sleep Medicine
Language
  • English
Gender
Male
Medical School
University of Tishreen Faculty of Medicine
Residency
Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals IncInternal Medicine
Fellowship
University of Wisconsin HospitalPulmonary & Critical Care
University of Wisconsin HospitalSleep Medicine
Professional Positions
  • Professor — Department of Psychiatry & Human Behavior, UCI School of Medicine
  • Professor — Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine
  • Medical Director — UCI Health Sleep Disorders Center
  • Director — Pulmonary & Critical Care Fellowship Program
More Information

Dr. Rami N. Khayat is a board-certified UCI Health pulmonologist who is a nationally recognized expert in sleep-disordered breathing. He is affiliated with the UCI Health Sleep Medicine and Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care services.

He earned his medical degree from Tishreen University in Syria. He completed an internal medicine residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, followed by a pulmonary-and-critical-care fellowship and a sleep-medicine fellowship at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison.

Khayat's research addresses the mechanism of cardiovascular disease in sleep apnea and the impact of sleep disorders on the outcomes of patients with heart failure. He is the author or co-author of many peer-reviewed publications and has received several grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and medical device companies. He has frequently served on review panels for the NIH, the Department of Veterans Affairs and industry. He is currently a leader for an NIH-funded multicenter clinical trial to evaluate the impact of low-flow oxygen on patients with heart failure and central sleep apnea. 

He sees patients at UCI Medical Center in Orange and UCI Health Newport — Birch Street.

Neuropsychiatric Center
3800 W. Chapman Ave., Suite 500
Orange, CA 92868
Phone: 714-456-5902
Fax: 714-456-5112
UCI Health Newport — Birch Street
20350 SW Birch St.
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Phone: 714-509-2230
Fax: 949-250-9177