Kimberly Trotter

Administrative director

Kimberly Trotter co-founded the UCSF Sleep Disorders Center in 1994 with Dr. David Claman. Today, she is the center's administrative director. As an educator, Trotter shares her special understanding of conditions such as sleep apnea and insomnia through community health talks and fairs.

Trotter earned bachelor's and master's degrees in psychology from California State University, Sacramento. During that time, she learned to read and set up electroencephalograms (EEG), a test that traces variations in electrical force in the brain. This skill helped her earn certification as a registered polysomnographic technologist or RPSGT, one skilled in monitoring sleep activity. Prior to joining the staff at UCSF Medical Center, she worked as a chief technologist and coordinator at two sleep labs in Northern and Central California. Her research on equipment and the way behavior changes affect sleep has led to the publication of several abstracts and earned her the Mary Carskadon Award for Excellence in research by a sleep technologist.


Sleep Disorders Center
2330 Post St., Suite 420
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 885-7886
Fax: (415) 885-3650

Hours: Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. – noon, 2 – 5 p.m.

Conditions & Treatments

This health care professional is not a member of UCSF Medical Group. Please check with your health insurance plan regarding coverage for services.