Dr. Golbin has over 35 years of experience in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of sleep, daytime alertness problems, mood disorders, bad habits and problems of behavior in children, adolescents, and adults. His areas of special interest are parasomnias and other problems associated with sleep, and daytime bad habits.
Dr. Golbin has developed several unique diagnostic methods and treatment devices for sleep related disorders, and he is the author of a new theory explaining the nature and science behind day and nighttime habits and disorders (called the “Set” theory).
Adult and Child Neurologist and Psychiatrist
- Integration of traditional and alternative medicine
- Emotional, behavior and habit disorders
- Sleep disorders
- Stress and psychosomatic disorders
- Autoimmune and oncological disorders
Alexander Golbin, MD, PhD, Medical Director of the Sleep and Behavior Medicine Institute (Chicago), Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry Department of the University of Illinois at Chicago, is known internationally for his research and innovative treatments of adult and child emotional sleep and stress disorders, and his effective use of hypnotherapy techniques.
Dr. Golbin obtained his medical degree and became a Board Certified Pediatrician in St. Petersburg, Russia. He also received his PhD in Neurophysiology from the famous Pavlov Institute of Experimental Medicine (St. Petersburg, Russia). Prior to his immigration to the USA in 1981, he was a practicing pediatrician, and later a pediatric and adult neuro-psychiatrist at the St. Petersburg State Hospital.
In the US, he completed his Internship and Residency in Psychiatry at the Cook County Hospital (Chicago) and a Child Psychiatry Fellowship at the Institute for Juvenile Research (University of Illinois at Chicago, a Sleep Fellowship at Rush-Pres. St. Luke’s Medical Center (Chicago), and Stanford University School of Sleep Medicine, California.
Dr. Golbin was Chairman of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Department at Cook County Hospital for 12 years and later founded the Sleep and Behavior Medicine Institute accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
Dr. Golbin is the author of three books, Chief Editor of an on-line journal and published many scientific articles. His areas of expertise include stress, emotional and sleep disorders in adults and children and specialized on sleep/hypnotherapy for patients with psychosomatic, autoimmune and oncological disorders. Dr. A. Golbin invented several therapeutic and research devices integrating advance scientific and verified methods of alternative medicine.
American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry
American Board of Sleep Medicine
American Board of Medical Hypnosis
American Board of Forensic Medicine
American Board of Forensic Examiners
American Board of Psychological Specialties (Behavioral Science)
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (Child and Adolescent Psychiatry) (Board Eligible)