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Clinical Experience


  • One (1) year ACGME accredited program 
  • Two (2) fellows accepted each year
  • Well-rounded clinical experience
  • Research opportunities
  • 14-bed accredited sleep center 
                                                                                

The Sleep Medicine Fellowship program also consists of a sleep department that is growing in faculty and staff. There are multiple sleep clinics where the fellow will be exposed to an abundance of sleep patients with a variety of sleep complaints.

                                                  

Sleep Clinics/Faculty

  • Four (4) different locations
  • Six (6) faculty physicians whose practice is devoted to sleep medicine
  • Numerous other faculty who see sleep patients as part of their practice and participate in our program

Since we are an academic center, we see a diverse patient population with referrals from many different specialties within our institution as well as patients from community practices.

 

                                                   

Spectrum of Sleep Disorders

We see an entire spectrum of sleep disorders including but not limited to:

  • Obstructive sleep apnea;                                
  • Central sleep apnea;
  • Narcolepsy;
  • Hypersomnia;
  • Odd behavior in sleep;
  • Parasomnia;
  • Periodic limb movements of sleep;
  • Restless leg syndrome; and
  • Insomnia.

Clinical Rotations

  • 8 months of adult sleep at Ohio State University.
  • 2 months of pediatric sleep at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
  • 1 month of neurology/research elective
  • 1 month of psychiatry/research elective1 month of dentistry/research
  • Exposure to the Otolaryngology and Dental aspects of sleep medicine.

During the adult sleep months, the fellows will spend most of their time seeing patients in the sleep clinic and interpreting diagnostic polysomnograms, MSLT, MWT, titration studies and actigraphy. Case conferences and lectures pertaining to sleep medicine are conducted weekly.

The fellows also will spend 2 months at Nationwide Children's Hospital Sleep Center where they will attend pediatric sleep clinics and interpret pediatric polysomnograms with the pediatric sleep specialists. The faculty consists of those with a background in pulmonary, neurology and psychology.

Since it is one of the top Children's Hospitals in the region, a range of patients are seen from obstructive sleep apnea, narcolepsy, odd behavior in sleep (parasomnias/seizures) and insomnia to children with congenital abnormalities leading to sleep difficulties. There is also exposure to neonates with sleep disordered breathing.

In addition, fellows will have exposure to the fields of neurology (the emphasis will be on neurophysiology), psychiatry, dentistry, and otolaryngology. The purpose of these rotations is to provide exposure with how these areas interact with sleep medicine.