Dr. Narayan Krishnamurthy – Comprehensive Sleep and Breathing Disorders Center – March 22, 2016
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Dr. Narayan Krishnamurthy is a pulmonary and sleep medicine specialist, board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Sleep Medicine, and founder of the Comprehensive Sleep and Breathing Disorders
Center in Tuscaloosa.
After graduating from Bangalore Medical College in India, he served in the Army Medical Corps and earned a postgraduate degree in chest medicine in Jaipur, India. He
moved to the United Kingdom in 1984, where he trained in internal and pulmonary medicine, obtained MRCP certification from the Royal College of Physicians and was elected to their fellowship. In 1989, Dr. Krishnamurthy moved to Oklahoma City, where he underwent further advanced training in pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine at Oklahoma University, earning ABIM certification in all three.
He went into private practice in Tuscaloosa and started a sleep lab for DCH Health System in 2005. He has been medical director of the sleep lab since its inception, and in 2012 founded the Comprehensive Sleep and Breathing Disorders Center. He is also medical director of the respiratory therapy program at Shelton State.
In 2015, he joined the faculty at the UAB School of Medicine as an associate professor, while continuing in his other full-time commitments.
Dr. Krishnamurthy specializes in sleep disorders such as sleep apnea, insomnia, restless leg syndrome and narcolepsy, and in breathing disorders such as COPD, asthma and lung cancer.
He and his wife, Mangala, who is on the faculty of the University of Alabama Libraries, have been married for 36 years. They have two daughters, both physicians.