Jeffrey Polito, M.D.

Dr. Polito has extensive training and experience in the treatment and diagnosis of sleep disorders. He received his initial training from the Stanford School of Sleep Medicine. Dr. Polito is Board Certified in Sleep Medicine as well as Internal Medicine.

Born and raised in Southern California, Dr. Polito attended Santa Clara University. Continuing his education he earned his MD at Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, NE. Here he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society and honored with the Deans Academic Scholarship , He also did his residency in Internal Medicine at Creighton University Medical Center. Following his residency Dr. Polito moved back to Southern California and practiced for 4 years in a multi-specialty group, Valley Medical Group, in Lompoc, CA. In 2003, Dr. Polito moved out on his own, starting a solo private practice in beautiful Santa Barbara, CA. It was here that Dr. Polito realized the important, yet often overlooked, effect of sleep on the general health of his patients, and recognized what a profound impact treatment of sleep disorders would have in people’s lives. In an effort to pursue this newfound passion further, he attended courses at Stanford University’s School of Sleep Medicine. Now prepared to fully realize the important contribution he could make to the heath and wellbeing of our Santa Barbara Community, Dr. Polito became the medical director of the Santa Barbara Sleep Clinic, while also continuing to practice general outpatient internal medicine. Dr. Polito’s passion lies in addressing and correcting sleep problems so that patients and their families all enjoy a good nights’ sleep.

Dr. Polito is happily married to Teresa Polito, and together they are busy raising four energetic children, one boy and three girls. As a family they enjoy music, hiking, traveling, and going to the beach.