Robert C. Doekel, Jr., M.D.


Dr. Robert Doekel
Dr. Doekel is the Medical Director of the Sleep Disorders Center of Alabama.

Along with G. Vernon Pegram, Ph.D., Dr. Doekel founded the first accredited sleep center in Alabama, which was one of the first dozen clinical sleep centers in the entire United States. Part of his responsibilities is to see that our center is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. He has also participated in the accreditation of other sleep centers in Alabama and throughout the United States.

Dr. Doekel is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, and Sleep Medicine. He received a Bachelor of Science from Eastern Kentucky University, and his M.D. from the University of Louisville. He served a residency in Internal Medicine at UAB, served a Pulmonary fellowship at UAB and the University of Colorado Cardiopulmonary Research Laboratory.

Dr. Doekel is a licensed M.D. and a Diplomat of the American Board of Sleep Medicine (ABSM), Certified in 1978.



Current Research Studies

The Sleep Disorders Center of Alabama performs Research Studies and Clinical Trials to help determine the effectiveness of new drugs and treatments.

For more information on what the center is doing now, check Clinical Trials and Disorders to find out if you may qualify for a study that is currently enrolling. You'll find those on the main menu at top of page.

Please check back frequently as new clinical research trials are continuously starting and ending.




If you use CPAP . . .

Please be aware that CPAP equipment wears out. You should consider replacing your mask, headgear and hoses about every 6 months.



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