Sleep Medicine Fellowship
Description: A 1-year fellowship in sleep medicine is offered by the University of Michigan Sleep Disorders Center beginning in July.
Requirements: Candidates should have completed a residency in an accredited neurology, psychiatry, internal medicine, pediatrics, family practice or otolaryngology training program and be board eligible.
Anita V. Shelgikar, M.D., Director, Sleep Medicine Fellowship Program
Programs and Facilities:
The Sleep Disorders Center provides broad exposure to all aspects of sleep disorders medicine, including:
- sleep-disordered breathing
- nocturnal seizures
- parasomnias and
- sleep disorders of progressive neurologic illness
Patients are seen in several weekly Sleep Disorders clinics and three specialized multidisciplinary settings:
- Alternatives to CPAP Clinic
- Multidisciplinary Pediatric Sleep and Behavior Clinic
- Behavioral Sleep Medicine (Insomnia) Clinic
- Ann Arbor VA Medical Center.
The Michael S. Aldrich Sleep Disorders Laboratory has ten bedrooms equipped for state-of-the-art digital polysomnography. An additional sleep laboratory with another nine beds and similar equipment is located elsewhere in Ann Arbor. The Clinical Research Center has two rooms completely equipped for sleep studies.
Clinical research opportunities in a wide range of areas are available in collaboration with faculty. Basic sleep research opportunities are available in the laboratories of Helen Baghdoyan, Ph.D., Ralph Lydic, Ph.D., and Mark Opp, Ph.D., and Gina Poe, Ph.D. An opportunity for 1 to 3 years of funding as a Sleep Research Fellow may be available to qualified candidates after a clinical Sleep Medicine Fellowship. The Sleep Disorders Center and the Sleep Medicine Fellowship are accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. The center has seven sleep medicine fellowship slots per year.
Further information is available at the Sleep Disorders Center.
Daily: Sleep Record Reading Conference
Weekly: Sleep Conference (includes case conferences, research conferences and board review), Neurology Grand Rounds, Neuroscience Conference
Monthly: Journal Club
Annually: Michael S. Aldrich Commemorative Lecture
Fellowship training includes clinical evaluation and management of adults and children with sleep disorders in inpatient and outpatient settings. The Sleep Disorders Clinic serves as a referral center for Michigan, adjoining states and the nation. There are ample opportunities for clinical and basic sleep research.