Dr. Jana P. Kaimal was born 1944 in the state of Kerala in India. After completing high school, college and medical education at the Institute of Medical Sciences in India, he decided to come to the United States "to see the world." By the age of 30, Dr. Kaimal completed his medical residency and training in Pulmonology in Michigan and Ohio. He became an Assistant Professor at Tulane University. Dr. Kaimal knew he wanted to go into practice for himself and although he had a medical license to practice in Michigan and Ohio, he loved Louisiana so much that he decided to stay in "Cajun Country."
Dr. Jana P. Kaimal
Michelle Zimmerman is originally from Canada. She completed her Bachelors Degree in Nursing at the University of New Brunswick, in Fredericton, Canada in 1992. Michelle completed her Masters of Science in Nursing at McNeese State University and became certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner in December of 2000. She then joined the Sleep Disorder Center of Louisiana as a Nurse Practitioner in January 2002, and was trained in Sleep Medicine by Dr. Jana Kiamal. Michelle spent one year at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN, before returning to Lake Charles and continuing her focus in Sleep Medicine. She is a member of the Louisiana Association of Sleep Medicine, and actively involved in the Louisiana Association of Nurse Practitioners.
Another gator hatched in Lake Charles! “Sleepy Gator” was hatched at the Sleep Disorder Center of Louisiana located at 4820 Lake Street in June, 2008. He was designed by Roland Corbello of RC’s Custom Paint and Body. “Sleepy” sports a set of PJ’s and slippers and carries his much needed pillow, looking for a good night’s sleep. Looks like he found the right place!!! Please come by for a visit and picture with “Sleepy.” He’s always waiting out front to welcome you at the Sleep Disorder Center of Louisiana!