Lourdes M. DelRosso, MD

Lourdes M. DelRosso, MD, is an attending sleep medicine physician in the Sleep Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Locations: Main Campus; Specialty Care & Surgery Center, King of Prussia, S. Goddard Blvd.
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

  • Education and Training

    Medical School

    MD - University of Miami, Miami, FL


    Family Medicine - Kaiser Permanente-UC Irvine, Orange, CA


    Family Medicine - Kaiser Permanente-UC Irvine, Orange, CA


    Sleep Medicine - Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA

    Additional Training

    MEd - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

    Board Certification

    Family Medicine
    Sleep Medicine

  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Attending Physician

    Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

  • Departments and Services
  • Publications



    Lourdes DelRosso, MD and Romy Hoque, MD, RomyNotes Q&A Images in Sleep Medicine; CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (July 23, 2013)

    Romy Hoque, MD and Lourdes DelRosso MD; RomyNotes on Neuromuscular Medicine; CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (April 23, 2013)

    Lourdes DelRosso, MD and Romy Hoque, MD; RomyNotes Atlas of Polysomnography CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (February 8, 2013)


    Romy Hoque, MD and Lourdes DelRosso, MD RomyNotes on Sleep Medicine; CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (December 24, 2012)



    Williamson,A., Moore, M.,DelRosso,L. A 4 year-old child with paroxysmal nocturnal events; Case Book of Sleep Medicine, AASM, 2015.

    DelRosso,L., Chesson,A., Hoque,R. A 56 year-old man with excessive daytime sleepiness and central apnea. Case Book of Sleep Medicine, AASM, 2015

    Hoque,R., DelRosso,L. Polysomnography in a 68 year old woman with temporal lobe epilepsy. Case Book of Sleep Medicine, AASM, 2015

    Patrick, K, DelRosso, L. A 17 year old with MSLT diagnosed narcolepsy, Case book of Sleep Medicine, AASM, 2015


    Andrew Chesson, MD and Lourdes DelRosso, MD, Polysomnography (chapter 567) from Clinical Encyclopedia of the Neurological Sciences, Elsevier, in press 2014


    Romy Hoque, MD and Lourdes DelRosso, MD., Neuroimaging in Sleep Medicine (chapter 38) in Neuroimaging in Disorders of Arousal and Parasomnias; Eric Nofzinger, MD; Pierre Maquet, MD; and Michael Thorpy, MD; Cambridge University Press, 2013



    Cielo C, DelRosso,L, Nixon,G, Meltzer L, Bigg, S, Traylor, Marcus C “Restless legs syndrome in children with a history of prematurity” SLEEP, Seattle 2015

    DelRosso,L Cielo, C, D’Ulisse,E, Elliot,J, Galea,L, Slavich,L, Murphy,M “Efficacy  of sleep education in a Dominican Republic neighborhood through training of community health promoters” SLEEP, Seattle, 2015


    DelRosso,L.,Hoque,R, Chesson,A “Assessing Treatment Gaps For The Un- Or Underinsured Patients Through Community Partnerships: A Potential Idea For Cost Effective Care” SLEEP, Minneapolis, 2014

    DelRosso, Haper, M “Prevalence of Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Barrett's Esophagus in Patients Referred for Esophagogastroduodenoscopy due to Reflux Symptoms” Minneapolis, 2014


    DelRosso,L., Hoque,R., Chesson, A. “Manual quantitative assessment of spindle density in idiopathic hypersomnia and narcolepsy” SLEEP, Baltimore, 2013



    DelRosso,L, Hoque,R,Chesson,A. “Continuous positive airway pressure device time to procurement in a disadvantaged population” Sleep Disorders, 2015, February

    Harper,M, Kanayama-Trivedi, Caldito, G,MontgomeryD, Mayeaux, DelRosso, L. “Photographic art in exam rooms may reduce white coat hypertension” Medical Humanities, 2015. April 10

    DelRosso,L  “A 3 month-old infant with recurrent ALTE in a car seat” Chest, 2015, April 1, 147(a), 152-5.

    DelRosso,L, Patrick, K, Hoque,R  “A 14-year-old Girl with Excessive Daytime Sleepiness and facial twitching” Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, 2015 Jan 15; 11(1):77-8


    DelRosso L, Hoque, R “Cerebellum and Sleep Disorders”; Neurology Clinics, 2014 Nov;32(4):893-900

    DelRosso,L, Hoque, R “Severe sleep-disordered breathing in an adult with fusion of cervical spine.” Annals Thoracic Medicine, 2014 Jun;11(5):848-50

    DelRosso,L,Hoque,R “Response: a simple cause for a complex problem” Chest. 2014 Jun;145(6):1437

    DelRosso, L, Chesson, A, Hoque, R “Manual Characterization of Sleep Spindle Index in Patients with Narcolepsy and Idiopathic Hypersomnia” Sleep Disorders, vol. 2014, Article ID 271802, 4 pages, 2014. doi:10.1155/2014/271802

    AASM Education Committee Members “A dozen years of American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) International Mini-Fellowship: Program evaluation and future directions” Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, vol 10, No 03, 2014

    Hoque,R, DelRosso, L “Epileptiform discharges during slow wave sleep on polysomnogram” Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, vol 10, No 03, 2014.

    Hoque,R, DelRosso, L. “Paraneoplastic overlap syndrome in non-small squamous cell lung carcinoma” British Medical Journal Case Reports, 2014

    DelRosso, L,Hoque,R, James, S, Gonzalez-Toledo,E,Chesson,AL. “Sleep-Wake Pattern following Gun-Shot Suprachiasmatic Damage” Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, 2014 Apr 15;10(4):443-5. doi: 10.5664/jcsm.3628.

    DelRosso,L,Gonzalez-Toledo,E,Hoque,R. “Diffusion Tensor Imaging in a Patient with Cerebral Palsy and Hypersomnia” Sleep Medicine, 15(2014)150-151.

    DelRosso,L,Hoque,R. “3-minute central apnea during positive airway pressure (PAP) titration” Chest, 2014; 145(2): 404-406


    DelRosso,L,Hoque,R, Gonzalez-Toledo,E, “2 year old with post surgical hypoglossal nerve injury and obstructive sleep apnea” Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, Vol 10, No 1, 2013.

    DelRosso,L, Liegmann,J, “Unusual rhythmic movements during sleep” Annals of American Thoracic Society, Vol. 10, 704-707, 2013

    Liegmann,J, DelRosso,L,Hoque,R “Nocturnal Oral Movements in a Patient with Schizophrenia” Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, Vol. 9, No. 12, 2013

    DelRosso,L,Hoque,R. “Central apnea at electrographic seizure onset ” Sleep Medicine. 2013 Dec; 14(12):1426-7

    DelRosso,L., Munir,S.,  Chesson,A., Hoque,R. “A Patient with Intractable attacks of cataplexy” Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, 2013 Oct 15;9(10):1098-101 .

    Hoque,R., DelRosso,L. “Persistent low oxygen saturation on polysomnogram” Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, 2013 Sep; 9(9):967-9.

    DelRosso,L., Gungor,A., Sankararaman,S., Tate,J., Hoque,R. “A 5 year-old with persistent obstructive sleep apnea after tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy” CHEST. 2013 Sep;144(3):1073-5

    Hoque,R., DelRosso,L. “Ventricular or pseudo-ventricular tachycardia on polysomnogram” Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, Vol 9, No 7, 2013.

    DelRosso,L., Chesson,A., Hoque,R. "Characterization of REM sleep without atonia in patients with narcolepsy and idiopathic hypersomnia using AASM Scoring Manual criteria" Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. Vol 9, No 7, 2013

    DelRosso,L., Hoque, R. A “15 year-old male with sleep bruxism” Annals of the American Thoracic Society, Volume 10, No2, pp 172-174, April 2013

    DelRosso,L., Smith,J., Harper, M., Hoque,R. “Pharyngeal gonorrhea presenting with isolated neck pain”, Case Reports in Clinical Medicine, Vol 2, No.1, 44-45,  2013

    DelRosso,L., Gonzalez-Toledo,E., Hoque, R.  “A 3-month old achondroplastic baby with both obstructive apneas and central apneas”.  Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, Vol 9, No 3, 2013

    DelRosso,L., Wang,L., Hoque,R. “Nocturnal paroxysmal events in an 8 year old girl. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, volume 9, number 2, 2013

    Posters and Presentations

    Invited lectures


    “Sleep Medicine” , Health care promoters, Dominican Republic, 2014

    “Emergencies in the sleep lab” RTSleep World, PA, 2014

    “Sleep disorders in children with craniofacial malformations” The Children’s  Hospital of Orange County, CA, 2014


    “Sleep in neurological and genetic pediatric conditions”  RTSleepWorld, PA, 2013

    “Hypersomnias of central origin” RTSleepWorld, PA, 2013

    “OSA in craniofacial syndromes” The Children’s Hospital Orange County, CA, 2013

  • Awards and Honors

    2013, Best Sleep Fragment Award by the Sleep and Respiratory Neurobiology Assembly

  • Editorial and Academic Positions

    Editorial positions

    2013-present, Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, reviewer
    2013-present, Journal of Sleep Medicine, reviewer
    2013, Acta Dermato-Venereologica, ad-hoc reviewer
    2013, Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice, ad-hoc reviewer
    2013, Journal of Family Practice, ad-hoc reviewer
    2012-present, Prescriber’s Letter, specialty consultant
    2012-present, Pharmacist’s Letter, specialty consultant

    Academic and Institutional Committees

    2015, Fellow of the Center for Public Health Initiatives
    2015, Penn In Latin America Steering Committee

  • Leaderships

    Memberships in Professional Organizations


    2011-2014, World Association of Sleep Medicine
    2010-present, International Pediatric Sleep Association (IPSA)


    2011-2014, The American College of Chest Physicians
    2010-present, American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) (2015, Chair of the Education Committee; 2014, Vice-chair AASM Education Committee)