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.
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, 1987
New York – Presbyterian Hospital, Neurology, 1993
Montefiore Medical Center, Neuro-ophthalmology, 1994
North Shore Medical Center, Neuro-ophthalmology, 1995
New York – Presbyterian Hospital, Sleep Medicine, 1998