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), Parkland Health and Hospital System (PHHS) 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 and Children's Health. The fellow will see a wide spectrum of sleep disorders including:
- Sleep-related breathing disorders
- Hypersomnia and narcolepsy
- Circadian rhythm disorders
- Restless leg syndrome
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 multi-disciplinary faculty who are board certified in sleep medicine. Our fellowship faculty includes two neurologists, one psychiatrist, four pulmonologists, one internist, two clinical psychologists, five pediatric pulmonologists, and two family-medicine physicians at the AASM-accredited sleep centers CCSBD and SDC, plus an accreditation-eligible sleep centers at the VANTHCS and PHHS. Additionally, an otolaryngology faculty member operates an active Inspire hypoglossal nerve stimulator program.
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 and Children's Health.
- Interpreting polysomnograms, PAP titration studies, multiple sleep latency testing, maintenance of wakefulness testing, and out-of-center sleep testing at four training centers
The fellow will see patients in the following settings:
- University Hospital Sleep and Breathing Disorders Clinic
- Sleep Disorders Center at Children's Health
- Clements University Hospital (inpatient)
- Children's Health (inpatient)
- Sleep Disorders Center at VANTHCS
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 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.