Dr. Gary Feldman, MD
Pediatric Sleep Specialist
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrician
Dr. Gary Feldman founded Ocean Sleep Medicine in 2016 after developing a longstanding reputation for excellence in pediatric sleep and behavior medicine as the Medical Director the Stramski Children's Developmental Center at Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach since 2004. Dr. Feldman received his Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery degree from the University of Cape Town and practiced Pediatrics in South Africa for 5 years before immigrating to the United States and completing a fellowship in Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. He was named 2010 Physician of the Year by Miller Children's and Women's Hospital Long Beach, and has been named a Southern California Super Doctor since 2014. He has received numerous other awards acknowledging his distinctions in behavioral pediatrics and sleep medicine, and is a sought-after speaker on these topics as well as international adoption.
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After graduating from the University of Cape Town, South Africa with his Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery degree – the South African equivalent of the American Doctor of Medicine – Dr. Feldman served for 2 years in the South African Defense Force as a Medical Officer. After his military service, he was accepted into a 4 year Pediatrics residency program at Red Cross Children's Hospital in Cape Town. Upon the completion of his residency, he went on to run a private practice for 5 years that covered general pediatrics, neo-natal, and pediatric intensive care. It was during this time that he developed a strong interest in developmental/behavioral pediatrics and sleep medicine. Dr. Feldman had the opportunity to pursue these interests when he immigrated to the United States in 1999. He completed a second residency in Pediatrics at Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital/Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, and was accepted into a 3 year fellowship in Behavioral/Developmental Pediatrics at the same institution. Over the course of this time, he also completed 5 years of training in pediatric sleep medicine.
After his fellowship training, Dr. Feldman took up the position of Medical Director of the Stramski Children's Developmental Center – an outpatient clinic of Miller Children's and Women's Hospital Long Beach. He launched the Sleep Disorders, International Adoption, and Fragile X programs to better serve the needs of the community. The Chronic Disease Program, which saw an average of 12 patients per week, quickly expanded into what is now the Behavior and Neurodevelopment Program – taking up to 100 patients weekly.
In 2016, Dr. Feldman saw a need for a solutions-based approach to sleep medicine and developmental/behavioral challenges. That year, he founded Ocean Sleep Medicine to serve his community in Southern California.
Dr. Feldman is a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. He was named 2010 Physician of the Year by Miller Children's and Women's Hospital Long Beach, and has been named a Southern California Super Doctor since 2014. Los Angeles Magazine named him a Top Doctor in 2018, and that same year MemorialCare Long Beach awarded him the Simply Better Employee Award. Dr. Feldman is a sought-after speaker on a variety of topics including behavioral and neurodevelopmental disorders, pediatric sleep disorders, and international adoption medicine.
Medical Director, Stramski Center, Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach (2004 – present)
Medical Director, Private Practice, Cape Town, South Africa (1994 – 1999)
Medical Officer, South African Defense Force (1984 – 1986)
Founder & Medical Director, Ocean Sleep Medicine (2016 – present)
Medical Specialty Certifications
American Board of Sleep Medicine, (2007 – present)
American Board of Pediatrics, (2004 – present)
Fellowship of the College of Pediatricians of South Africa, (1994 – 1999)
Diplomate in Child Health of the Faculty of Patients, (1989 – 1999)
Sleep Medicine Mentorship
Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital/Case Western Reserve School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio (1999 – 2004)
Resident Physician, Department of Pediatrics
Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital/Case Western Reserve School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio (2002 – 2004)
Behavioral Pediatrics Fellow
Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital/Case Western Reserve School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio (1999 – 2002)
Resident Physician, Department of Paediatrics
Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital/University of Cape Town, South Africa (1990 – 1994)
Academic and Clinical Appointments
Volunteer Assistant Clinical Professor, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Orange, California
American Academy of Sleep Medicine
Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Professional Committee Appointments
Advisory Committee Member, Orange Coast College Polysomnographic Technology Program (2018 – present)
Board Member, Miller Children's Sub-specialty Group (2009 – 2010)
Awards and Distinctions
Simply Better 2018 Employee Award, MemorialCare Hospital Long Beach
Top Doctor 2018, Los Angeles Magazine
Southern California Super Doctor, (2014–present)
2010 Physician of the Year, Miller Children's and Women's Hospital Long Beach