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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



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.

Begin Fellowship Training

To be considered for the Sleep Medicine Fellowship, applicants must complete an application through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Fellows are selected through the Sleep Medicine Match Program sponsored by the National Resident Matching Program Specialty Matching Services.

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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.

  • Introduction to Sleep Medicine Rotation
    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.
  • Adult Sleep Medicine Rotation
    The fellows evaluate and manage adult patients in sleep clinics from diverse patient populations, including IU Health Sleep Disorders Center, 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.
  • Dental Sleep Medicine Rotation
    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.
  • Otolaryngology Rotation
    The fellows learn and observe sleep otolaryngology, including nasopharyngoscopy and sleep apnea-directed surgery. We are a Center of Excellence for hypoglossal nerve stimulator implants, which allows fellows to have the opportunity to observe the entire process from implantation to activation and follow up.
  • Pediatric Sleep Medicine Rotation

    The fellows spend time with the Sleep Medicine Program at Riley Hospital for Children rotating in pediatric sleep clinics and interpreting pediatric sleep studies.

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

Application Process

The Sleep Medicine Fellowship Program accepts 1-2 fellows per academic year. The second position is based upon available funding.
 
  • How To Apply
    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 Documents
    Required application documents include medical school transcript, 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).
  • Interview Process

    The 2020 interviews for the 2021-2022 academic year will be held virtually for all candidates in September and October 2020. The interview morning will start with you joining us for one of our Sleep Medicine Journal Clubs or Case Conferences, where the fellow and a faculty member will present. The Program Director will then give you and the other candidates interviewing that day an overview presentation of our program. Interviews with 4 faculty, including the Program Director, will then occur. You will have a break in the faculty interviews to virtually meet with the current fellow individually. You will also have an opportunity at the end of the interviews to chat with the current fellow further as a group. Video tours of our sleep facilities will be sent to you as well.

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

Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology

Adult Sleep Medicine Faculty

Stephanie A. Ashraf, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

Shalini Manchanda, MD

Professor of Clinical Medicine

Ninotchka L. Sigua, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine

Adam S. Lenet, FEL, MD, RES

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

Cynthia L. Bodkin, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology

Pediatric Sleep Medicine Faculty

Deborah C. Givan, MD

Professor Emeritus of Clinical Pediatrics

Stephanie Jackson, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Hasnaa E. Jalou, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Ameet S. Daftary, MBBS

Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Anuja Bandyopadhyay, MBBS

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Behavioral Sleep Medicine Faculty

Yelena Chernyak, PhD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology in Clinical Psychiatry

Sarah M. Honaker, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Kate Lyn Walsh

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics