Department of Medicine

Sleep Medicine Fellowship Program

The Sleep Medicine Fellowship is a one-year ACGME-accredited program that trains leaders in the field of sleep medicine through a diverse experience and multidisciplinary faculty, including sleep experts in the fields of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Neurology, Internal Medicine, Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine, Pediatric Neurology, Psychology, Otolaryngology, and Dental Sleep Medicine. The educational experience includes collaborations with various locations on the IU School of Medicine Indianapolis campus, including the IU Health Sleep Disorders Center, Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health, Eskenazi Health, the IU Health Neuroscience Center, and the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center.

Clinical Experiences

Fellows are provided with diverse exposure to the entire spectrum of sleep disorders and interpret various sleep studies (i.e., diagnostic polysomnography, titration studies, home sleep tests, MSLTs, MWTs, and actigraphy). Weekly educational sessions provided by faculty and staff take place throughout the duration of the program to enhance the learning experience.

During this introductory month, the fellows spend time in the sleep laboratory learning the technical aspects of sleep diagnostics and with Home Care Services to experience PAP set-ups and management. Basics of sleep medicine didactics are also provided by faculty and staff.

The fellows evaluate and manage adult patients in sleep clinics from diverse patient populations, including IU Health Sleep Disorders Clinic, the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center, and Eskenazi Health. The fellows also interpret adult sleep studies, including diagnostic polysomnography, titration studies, home sleep tests, MSLTs, MWTs, and actigraphy.

The fellows spend time at Riley Hospital for Children rotating in pediatric sleep clinics and interpreting pediatric sleep studies.

The fellows work closely with board-certified sleep psychologists learning behavioral sleep medicine, including cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia.

The fellows learn and observe sleep otolaryngology, including nasopharyngoscopy and sleep apnea-directed surgery. We are a center for hypoglossal nerve stimulator implants, which allows fellows to have the opportunity to observe the entire process from implantation to activation and follow up.

The fellows have the opportunity to work with and observe local dentists who are board-certified in dental sleep medicine and help care for patients as a part of the multidisciplinary approach to sleep apnea management.

Application Process

The Sleep Medicine Fellowship Program accepts 1-2 fellows per academic year. The program utilizes the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) for processing applications. Applications must be completed with all supporting documents by approximately August 1st of the year preceding the fellowship.

Required application documents include official college, medical school, and residency transcripts; official transcript of board scores; Dean’s letter (MSPE); program director and three additional letters of recommendation (four total); curriculum vitae; a personal statement; and ECFMG Certificate (if applicable).

Applicants considered for the fellowship will be invited to visit the IU School of Medicine Indianapolis campus for a personal interview with the program director and selected faculty. Interviews are conducted between August and October of each year. The start date for fellowship training is July 1 of the following year.

Fellows are selected through the Sleep Medicine Match Program, sponsored by the National Resident Matching Program Specialty Matching Services.

For more information, contact the Fellowship Coordinator’s office.

Benefits, Conditions, and Terms of Employment

Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package.

Our Faculty

Fellowship Program Director

Stephanie M. Stahl, MD

Stephanie M. Stahl, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

 

Adult Sleep Medicine Faculty

Stephanie A. Ashraf, MD

Stephanie A. Ashraf, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Shalini Manchanda, MBBS

Shalini Manchanda, MBBS

Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Ninotchka L. Sigua, MD

Ninotchka L. Sigua, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Adam S. Lenet, FEL,  RES,  MD

Adam S. Lenet, FEL, RES, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Cynthia L. Bodkin, MD

Cynthia L. Bodkin, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology

 

Pediatric Sleep Medicine Faculty

Deborah C. Givan, MD

Deborah C. Givan, MD

Professor Emeritus of Clinical Pediatrics
Stephanie Jackson, MD

Stephanie Jackson, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Hasnaa E. Jalou, MD

Hasnaa E. Jalou, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Ameet S. Daftary, MD,  MS

Ameet S. Daftary, MD, MS

Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Anuja Bandyopadhyay, MBBS

Anuja Bandyopadhyay, MBBS

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

 

Behavioral Sleep Medicine Faculty

Yelena Chernyak, PhD

Yelena Chernyak, PhD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology in Clinical Psychiatry
Sarah M. Honaker, PhD

Sarah M. Honaker, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Kate Lyn Walsh, PsyD

Kate Lyn Walsh, PsyD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics