Rochelle S. Zak


Sleep medicine specialist

Dr. Rochelle Zak is a sleep medicine specialist who cares for patients with sleep disorders, including restless legs syndrome, sleep apnea, parasomnia (abnormal behaviors that occur during sleep) and insomnia. She has a particular interest in helping patients manage restless legs syndrome (RLS).

Zak's research focuses on sleep in women in midlife as well as the different ways that RLS may be seen in patients.

Zak earned her medical degree at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. She completed residencies in neurology at New York – Presbyterian Hospital. She completed fellowships in neuro-ophthalmology at Montefiore Medical Center and at North Shore Medical Center and sleep medicine at New York – Presbyterian Hospital.

Zak volunteers with the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, serving on the guidelines advisory panel. She is also a member of the executive committee of the International Restless Legs Syndrome Study Group.

  • Education

    David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, 1987

  • Residencies

    New York – Presbyterian Hospital, Neurology, 1993

  • Fellowships

    Montefiore Medical Center, Neuro-ophthalmology, 1994

    North Shore Medical Center, Neuro-ophthalmology, 1995

    New York – Presbyterian Hospital, Sleep Medicine, 1998

  • Academic Title

    Associate Professor

I believe my patients should understand their sleep disorders to the same degree I do. I aim to educate them, so we can work as partners.

Clinics I work with

Sleep Disorders Center

2330 Post St., Suite 420
San Francisco, CA 94115

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Overall Experience
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Explained things in a way that was easy to understand
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Did the doctor pay attention to your concerns
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Gave easy to understand instructions about taking care of health problems or concerns
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Knew the important information about your medical history
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The provider showed respect for what you had to say
218 Reviews
The provider spent enough time with me
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