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Charles Bae, MD


Charles Bae, MD
Department: Sleep Disorders Center
Location: Fairhill Sleep Disorders Center
Mail Code FA20
11203 Stokes Blvd.
Cleveland, OH 44104
Charles Bae, MD
Department: Sleep Disorders Center
Location: Willoughby Hills Family Health Center
2570 SOM Center Road
Willoughby Hills, OH 44094
Charles Bae, MD
Department: Sleep Disorders Center
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code FA20
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Type of Doctor:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch


Charles Joonghie Bae, MD, is a Staff physician in the Sleep Disorders Center of the Neurological Institute, at Cleveland Clinic's main campus, as well as an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. He is board-certified by the American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry and has additional board certifications in Clinical Neurophysiology and Sleep Medicine.  

Dr. Bae's specialty interests include all types of sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea, insomnia, narcolepsy, restless leg syndrome, parasomnias and circadian rhythm disorders.

Dr. Bae received his medical degree from the Georgetown University School of Medicine. He then completed an internship in internal medicine, a residency in adult neurology and a fellowship in sleep medicine, all at Cleveland Clinic. He is licensed to practice medicine in Ohio.

He is a principal author or co-author of numerous studies published in peer reviewed journals, scientific abstracts and book reviews. Dr. Bae gives regular presentations and media interviews on topics related to sleep disorders and is actively investigating aspects of sleep apnea, as well as the effects of lack of sleep. He mentors sleep and neurology fellows and is an ad hoc reviewer for the Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine, the Journal of Neurology and Primary Psychiatry. Dr. Bae is a member of the American Medical Association, American Academy of Neurology, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, the American Medical Informatics Association and the Sleep Research Society.

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Neurology-Sleep Disorders
Cleveland, OH USA
Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA
Internship - Cleveland Clinic
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
Medical School - Georgetown University School of Medicine
Washington, DC USA
Undergraduate - Georgetown University
Washington, DC USA


  • Neurology
  • Neurology- Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Neurology- Sleep Medicine

Specialty Interests

Narcolepsy, parasomnias and circadian rhythm disorders, restless legs syndrome, sleep disorders including sleep apnea; sleep apnea in the bariatric surgical population


American Academy of Neurology
American Academy of Sleep Medicine
American Medical Informatics Association
American Medical Association
Sleep Research Society

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

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  • English
  • Korean

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