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Sleep Center


West Campus

Phone: 832-227-1111


Texas Children's Hospital - West Campus
18200 Katy Freeway
Houston, TX 77094

Michelle Kanney, MD

Assistant Professor, Pediatric Sleep Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine

Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Emory University School of Medicine fellowship Sleep Medicine 2020
Madigan Healthcare System fellowship Developmental Pediatrics 2007
National Capital Consortium (Walter Reed Hospital) residency Pediatrics 2002
Uniformed Services University medical school Doctor of Medicine 1999


Dr. Kanney is triple board-certified in General Pediatrics, Developmental Pediatrics, and Sleep Medicine. Her clinical practice is dedicated to caring for children with a wide range of sleep disorders, including obstructive sleep apnea, chronic insomnia, idiopathic hypersomnia, narcolepsy, parasomnias, circadian rhythm disorders and restless legs syndrome. 

Research Interests:

Restless legs syndrome, central disorders of hypersomnolence, chronic insomnia in children with neurodevelopmental disabilities


Organization Name Role
American Academy of Sleep Medicine Member
American Board of Pediatrics Member
American Thoracic Society Member
International Restless Legs Syndrome Study Group Member

Selected Publications

Kanney ML, Durmer JS, Trotti LM, Leu R. Rethinking bedtime resistance in children with autism: is restless legs syndrome to blame? [published online ahead of print, 2020 Aug 17]. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine 2020;10.5664/jcsm.8756. doi:10.5664/jcsm.8756 PubMed URL

Kanney ML, Harford KL, Raol N, Leu RM. Obstructive sleep apnea in pediatric obesity and the effects of sleeve gastrectomy. Seminars in Pediatric Surgery 2020;29(1):150887. doi:10.1016/j.sempedsurg.2020.15088.


IRLSSG Wayne Hening Young Investigator Award, August 2020

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