Stop Snoring for Good! And Start Sleeping and Feeling Better!
Raj Kakar, M.D., M.P.H., D.ABSM, FACP
Dr. Raj Kakar is a Sleep Health expert, and he absolutely loves his work! His passion for helping others get the treatment they need to improve their Sleep Health and well-being is documented by his dedication to his patients and the DFW community. Since 2006, Dr. Kakar has been managing Dallas Sleep, also known as the Dallas Center for Sleep Disorders. Over the years, due to the success of the quality of service provided, Dallas Sleep has grown and had several locations to improve access to our community. With a headquarters in Plano and the emergence of virtual visits, Dr. Kakar and his team are readily available to meet the Sleep Health needs of people across DFW.
Dr. Kakar also founded With Snoring & Fatigue Center, a Sleep Health clinic created to provide affordable access to quality Sleep Health care for those with high deductibles and those who are uninsured. With Snoring & Fatigue Center, Dr. Kakar and his team have shown their commitment to helping more people get the Sleep Health care they need.
Having completed Sleep Health fellowship training at the highly regarded Stanford University Sleep Center of Excellence, Dr. Kakar has a high level of knowledge of all sleep disorders. And with his background in Internal Medicine, he also has a very good understanding on the impact of Sleep Health problems on cardiovascular, metabolic, and cognitive health. Some of his areas of expertise include snoring, sleep apnea, insomnia, chronic fatigue, daytime sleepiness, and narcolepsy.
“I love what I do because I get to help people sleep better and feel better, in just a few weeks’ time. It is such a wonderful thing to be able to see such a tremendous improvement in someone’s quality of sleep and daytime energy level in such a short period of time. It never gets old. I am blessed to be able to serve my community in this way,” said Dr. Kakar.
- Stanford University Sleep Center of Excellence – 2003-2004 – Sleep Health Fellowship
- University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio – 2000-2003 – Internal Medicine Residency
- Tulane University – 1996-2000 – both Medical Doctorate and Masters in Public Health degrees (MD and MPH)
- LSU – 1991-1995 – Bachelor’s in Science degree
He is an active member of the following organizations:
- Lakewood Church
- American Academy of Sleep Medicine
- Dallas County Medical Society
- Texas Medical Association
- National Football League (NFL) super-fan
- LSU Tigers (Geaux Tigers!)
The Dallas Center For Sleep Disorders
The Dallas Center for Sleep Disorders was founded in 2006 to help people affected by snoring, sleep problems, or daytime fatigue get the best Sleep Health treatment available, tailored to their individual needs. Since then, the Dallas Center for Sleep Disorders has expanded its locations and options to better serve our clients in a more convenient and supportive way. Along the way, we have shortened our name to simply Dallas Sleep. At Dallas Sleep, our #1 philosophy is to serve our clients and to present you with the best treatment options available. We are here to meet your needs, as it specifically relates to your Sleep Health. Therefore, we will never push an agenda on you in any way. Ultimately, you call the shots.
We carefully and thoughtfully evaluate our patients before creating a treatment plan that is easy to understand. We are skilled at diagnosing and treating all types of sleep disorders, including snoring, insomnia, sleep apnea, chronic fatigue, excessive daytime sleepiness, restless legs syndrome, sleep walking, night terrors, and narcolepsy.
Research and clinical experience have proven that sleep disorders contribute to an increased risk of attention deficit disorders (in both children and adults), hypertension, obesity/overweight, type 2 diabetes, cardiac arrhythmias (AFib), stroke, depression, anxiety, dementia, erectile dysfunction (ED), low testosterone levels (low T) and decreased libido. The good news is that most sleep disorders, when properly diagnosed, can be successfully treated or managed.
Hear from our Medical Director
Dallas Sleep was founded by one of the leaders in the field
of Sleep Health.
Dallas Sleep has been modeled after the Stanford Sleep Disorders Clinic in Palo Alto, CA, which is the world’s leading clinical and research institution in the field. Our Founder, Dr. Raj Kakar, was trained at the Stanford Sleep Disorders Clinic. Dr. Kakar’s vision was to bring the cutting edge scientific knowledge and expertise of Stanford to the DFW Metroplex. Over the years, our evaluation and treatment options to promote Sleep Health have grown substantially as clinical research and technological advancements have moved the medical field forward.
Awards & Recognition
Readers' Choice - living Magazine.
D Magazine's Best Doctors consecutively from 2011 to 2021.
THR health system recognized as best doctor in Collin County by D Magazine!
Baylor Quality Alliance (BQA).
American College of Physicians (ACP)
Elected to the esteemed Fellow status by the American College of Physicians (ACP)
Texas Monthly — Super Doctors®
SuperDocs Rising Star for 5 years in a row, 2012 to 2016.
Top Doctors 2015 - As Published by Texas Monthly