Sleep Medicine Fellowship

The Clinical Center for Sleep and Breathing Disorders (CCSBD) at William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital, VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS), and the Children's Health Sleep Disorders Center (SDC) in Dallas offer a 1-year, comprehensive ACGME-accredited fellowship in sleep medicine.

The fellow will be actively involved in the diagnosis and management of outpatient adults and children as well as the inpatient care of adults at University Hospitals. The fellow will see a wide spectrum of sleep disorders including:

  • Sleep-related breathing disorders
  • Hypersomnia and narcolepsy
  • Insomnia
  • Circadian rhythm disorders
  • Restless leg syndrome
  • Parasomnias

The CCSBD also has a large population of patients with neuromuscular disease requiring respiratory support of various kinds.

The fellows will receive expert supervision and hands-on training from a multi-disciplinary group of faculty who are board certified in sleep medicine. Our fellowship faculty includes two neurologists, one psychiatrist, three pulmonologists, one clinical psychologist, three pediatric pulmonologists, and two family practice physicians at the AASM-accredited sleep centers CCSBD and SDC, plus an accreditation-eligible sleep center at VANTHCS.

The fellow will be active in all aspects of the sleep program including:

  • Performing outpatient evaluation and follow-up of patients presenting to the CCSBD, VANTHCS, and Children's Health SDC
  • Performing inpatient evaluations at Clements University Hospital
  • Interpreting polysomnograms, PAP titration studies, multiple sleep latency testing, maintenance of wakefulness testing, and out-of-center sleep testing

The fellow will see patients in the following settings:

Weekly fellowship didactics, weekly case presentations, and monthly journal clubs on Friday afternoons will cover a wide spectrum of sleep disorders and sleep physiology. In addition, weekly Neuroscience Research Conferences on Tuesday afternoons on the north campus of UT Southwestern provide interaction with research faculty and exposure to campus-wide research.

The fellow will be strongly encouraged to participate in ongoing clinical research projects. Presentation of abstracts at the Southern Sleep Society in April and/or the Associated Professional Sleep Societies meetings in June will be encouraged and supported.

Questions or more information:

Jameelah Shaheed, MS
Sr. Education Coordinator
Attn: Gregory S. Carter, M.D., Ph.D.
Sleep Medicine Fellowship Program Director
neurofellowship@utsouthwestern.edu