Anoop Karippot, MD

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Dr. Anoop Karippot is the Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego, CA. He is also the Medical Director of Snoring and Sleep Center at AKANE Institute of Allergy Asthma & Sleep Medicine (www.akaneinstitute.com ) with special interest to the care of children and adults with sleep disorders. He is currently the President of California Sleep Society and Immediate Past President of the San Diego Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He is a founding member and the Past –President of Pennsylvania Sleep Society and has several leadership positions related to health care in California and national organizations. He is Board Certified in General Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Sleep Medicine by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Dr. Karippot is one of the few physicians certified in Behavioral Sleep Medicine and is also a Registered Polysomnographer (RPSGT). Most recently, Dr. Karippot has held faculty appointments in Sleep Medicine, Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Penn State University Hershey Medical Center and University of Louisville School of Medicine. He also teaches residents and fellows at University of California – San Diego and Scripps Mercy Hospital. He has medical practice in San Diego county and is affiliated with Scripps Health System, Sharp Healthcare, Palomar health and children’s’ services. Dr. Karippot is a Distinguished fellow of the American Psychiatric Association (DFAPA), American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (DFAACAP) and a fellow of American Academy of Sleep Medicine(FAASM).   He has been an active member of Standards of Practice Committee of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine with contributions to several practice parameters in sleep medicine. He has numerous publications, abstracts, book chapters and oral presentations to his credit on various topics in sleep disorders, psychiatry, and child and adolescent psychiatry.