Sleep Medicine Fellowship Training Program
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
The MedStar Georgetown University Hospital Sleep Medicine Fellowship is a one year program designed to develop diagnostic and clinical expertise in the field of sleep medicine. The program is composed of clinical, didactic and research experiences in sleep medicine with a multidisciplinary faculty from the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Neurology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Otolaryngology, Craniofacial and Dental Surgery, and Behavioral Psychology. Ten of our core faculty members are board certified in sleep disorders medicine.
The program provides opportunities to evaluate and manage a broad range of sleep disorders including adult and pediatric sleep disordered breathing, insomnia, circadian rhythm disorders, narcolepsy and related disorders of excessive somnolence, parasomnias and sleep disorders secondary to psychiatric and medical disorders and their treatment.
The MedStar Georgetown University Hospital Sleep Disorders Center performs over 1200 laboratory based studies per year and has been in continuous operation and fully accredited by the American Sleep Disorders Association since 1985. Our Center was the first accredited academic sleep disorders center in the Washington area, and continues to be a referral center for the area and as part of the large multihospital Medstar Health System. Fellows will work with attending and technical staff in the Sleep Disorders Center and learn the procedures and diagnostic tests necessary for the evaluation of sleep disorders including:
- Multiple sleep latency testing
- Portable sleep monitoring
- PAP therapy titration and follow up
- Treatment of complex sleep apnea, central sleep apnea, hypoventilation syndromes with nocturnal ventilatory support
Fellows will rotate through both adult and pediatric clinics, core continuity sleep clinics, sleep laboratory, ENT/Dental, neurology/neurophysiology, psychiatry and cognitive behavioral therapy rotations.
Fellows will have the opportunity to participate in research programs in sleep medicine. Ongoing faculty research interests include:
- Biomarkers of oxidative stress in obstructive sleep apnea
- Free testosterone levels and their response to CPAP therapy in OSA
- Prevalence of sleep disordered breathing in patients admitted to Neuro ICU with intracranial hemorrhage syndromes
- Screening medical and surgical patients for sleep apnea
- OSA in pregnancy
- Identification of patients with obesity hypoventilation syndrome after diagnostic or split night polysomnography