Dr. Akin Ajayi was born in England and received his subspecialty training in Pediatric Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, arguably the most prestigious United States. Dr. Ajayi is board certified in Pediatric Pulmonology and in Sleep Medicine and is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Sleep Medicine. He is passionate about providing pulmonary and Sleep medicine care to children through most of Florida.

He loves working with parents and there children, and his clinic cane be distinguished by the many sounds of laughter from parents, patients and him as he conducts the clinics. With over 25 years as a physician, he is an excellent diagnostician and takes pleasure in attempting to solve every medical mystrey that comes before him. He has an easy and soft spoken approach to explaining medical conditions to parents and their children and has an excellent follow up rate as his patients value his work. He continues to operate, the only true pediatric sleep disorders practice hrough much of Florida in addition to his specialty practice in the management of Pediatric Pulmonary, Pediatric Allergy and High – risk infant care. Dr. Ajayi is happily married and is the proud father of three beautiful teenage daughters.

He has served as the Director for Pediatric Pulmonary Services at Florida Hospital for Children for over 10 years.
Dr Ajayi is an excellent speaker, and speaks at multiple Continuing Medical Education (CME) events for Pediatricians in addition to maintaining a resident lecture series in Pediatric Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine

Dr Ajayi is the Medical Director at Florida Pediatric Research Institute. This is an institute that performs clinical research studies in pulmonary and sleep medicine

MD: University Of Ilorin, Nigeria (1992)
Residency: Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn NY (1999)
Fellowship: Children’s Hospital Of Philadelphia (2002)

Board Certifications
American Board of Pediatrics / Pediatric Pulmonology
American Board of Pediatrics / Pediatric Sleep Medicine
American Board of Sleep Medicine/ Sleep Medicine

Awards & Recognition
Consumers Checkbook: Top Doctor Award
Best Doctors Inc: Best Doctor Award
American Registry: Top 10 Doctor
American Registry: Vitals Patient’s Choice Award
American Registry: Vitals On-Time Doctor Award

American Registry: Vitals Compassionate Doctor Award

Akinyemi Ajayi, Amy· Moore, Carlton Dampier, Julian Allen. Relationship of lung function to acute pain in children with sickle cell disease (Presented at the Sickle Cell Meeting, Manhattan, 2001)
Akinyemi Ajayi, Amy Moore, Carlton Dampier, Julian Allen. Lung functions, Asthma symptoms and Pain in children with sickle cell disease. (Presented at the ATS meeting, Atlanta 2002)

Revised chapter on Pulmonary Embolism. THE 5 MINUTE PEDIATRIC CONSULT. Editor M.William Schwartz. For Third edition to date

Revised chapter on Obstructive Sleep Apnea. THE 5 MINUTE PEDIATRIC CONSULT. Editor M.William Schwartz. For Third edition to date

Hospital Affiliations
Florida Hospital For Children, Orlando
Arnold Palmer Hospital, Orlando
St. Joseph Hospital – Tampa
Palms West Children’s Hospital, Wellington
St Mary’s Hospital, West Palm Beach

Professional Memberships
American Academy of Pediatrics (Fellow)
American Medical Association (Member)
American Thoracic Society (Member)
American College of Chest Physicians (Fellow)
American Academy of Sleep Medicine (Fellow)


  • General Pediatric Pulmonary disorders: Asthma, chronic cough, recurrent pneumonia, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, exercise associated dyspnea, childhood Interstitial lung disease, vocal cord dysfunction
  • Complex preterm care: Chronic lung disease, Bronchopulmonary dysplasia, Infant and childhood aspiration syndromes. Aerodigestive disorders
  • Technology dependent care: Centilator dependent child care, Neuromuscular diseases; Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Spinal muscular Atrophy
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Sleep Disorders: Insomnia, Narcolepsy, Sleep Apnea, Movement disorders in Sleep, Parasomnias
  • Procedures: Sleep Polysomnography interpretation, Apnea monitor interpretation, Pulmonary function test interpretation, Flexible fiberoptic bronchoscopy
  • Clinical Research: Asthma, Sleep Disorders