Rafael Pelayo, M.D., is a father of two and an assistant professor at the Stanford Sleep Disorders Clinic at Stanford University School of Medicine. He has a B.S. in biology from the University of Puerto Rico. He attended medical school at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, NY. Dr. Pelayo completed residency training in child neurology in New York in 1993, then went on to a fellowship in sleep disorders medicine at Stanford University.
Dr. Pelayo is board-certified in both pediatrics and sleep medicine. He has served as chair of Sleep Disorders Research Advisory Board for the National Institutes of Health. He also previously chaired the pediatric interest section of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.