Cleveland Clinic's Sleep Medicine Fellowship is a one-year, ACGME-accredited program designed to provide trainees with a range of competencies in sleep medicine.

The fellowship provides eligibility for the American Board of Sleep Medicine. Trainees are provided with a broad exposure to sleep medicine including polysomnographic technology and the treatment of adult and pediatric patients with sleep disorders.

Over 9000 studies are performed annually, including routine polysomnography (PSG), multiple sleep latency tests, maintenance of wakefulness tests, home sleep testing, actigraphy, positive airway pressure titrations, neonatal and pediatric studies, and combined PSG with extended EEG/EMG for the evaluation of nocturnal seizures and parasomnias.

The center is multidisciplinary, with sleep experts from the Departments of Neurology, Psychiatry, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Psychology, Internal Medicine, Family Medicine and Otolaryngology who supervise trainees.

  • 1 year ACGME-accredited program
  • 100% board pass rate for all graduates at least since 2007
  • Located at the Sleep Disorders Center on Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
    • Over 9,000 sleep studies are performed every year
    • Studies include PSG, HST, PAP titration, ASV, MSLT, MWT, and PAP Naps
    • Sleep board certified staff attendings from neurology, pulmonary critical care, internal medicine, pediatric medicine, family medicine, psychiatry, and otolaryngology
    • Additional clinical rotations with sleep psychologists, pediatric ENT, and pediatric pulmonologists
  • Part of the Cleveland Clinic Neurological Institute and Neurology Department at Cleveland Clinic
  • Access to numerous online and printed resources through the Cleveland Clinic Alumni Library
  • Electronic medical record for all clinical encounters using Epic
  • 3-week introductory course at the beginning of the fellowship with core lectures on common sleep disorders, sleep study scoring/staging, and general workflow at Cleveland Clinic Sleep Disorders Center
  • Sleep Skills Groups – group visits for patients with insomnia
  • Sleep Apnea Management (SAM) clinic – group visit for patients struggling with PAP therapy
  • Research – research project with mentor with goal to present at national sleep meeting
    • Journal Clubs – monthly
    • Case presentations – monthly
    • Didactic lecture course schedule throughout the year including clinical and research topics
    • Business review meetings
    • Medical director meetings
    • Sleep tech meetings
  • View a sample rotation schedule for 2017-18
Application Process

Application Process

The ACGME guidelines specify that training in Sleep Medicine must be preceded by the completion of a residency program in neurology, child neurology, general psychiatry, internal medicine, family medicine, anesthesiology or otolaryngology. Please note, in order to apply for our program candidates must have successfully completed a residency in the US or Canada. All International Medical Graduates must submit a certified copy of their current ECFMG certificate and qualifying exam results.

  • Personal Statement
  • CV
  • Letter from Residency Program Director in lieu of Dean’s Letter
  • At least 3 letters of recommendation from physicians whom have supervised you in a clinical setting, one of which must come from the Residency Program Director
  • USMLE/COMLEX Score Reports
  • Certificate(s) of previous training
  • Medical School Diploma

Applications are accepted through ERAS (Electronic Residency Application System). We begin accepting applications on July 1. Interview dates are generally held in the second half of August and through the first half of September. We will stop reviewing applications on September 15th.

Jessica Vensel Rundo, MD, MS
Program Director
Sleep Disorders Center
Department of Neurology, S70
Cleveland Clinic
9500 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44195

Karen Walsh
Program Manager Neurological Institute/S100A
Cleveland Clinic
9500 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44195
Email: walshk3@ccf.org

Clinical Fellows

Clinical Fellows

Outstanding patient care, education of those who serve and research are the three goals the Department of Neurology strives to achieve. As a part of that overall commitment to education, below are the recognized current neurology fellows who value the importance of providing the highest quality of medical care.

2019-2020 Clinical Fellows

Adekunle Ajisebutu, MD | Cleveland Clinic

Adekunle Ajisebutu, MD
Medical School: St. George's University School of Medicine
Residency: St. Joseph's Hosp - Family Medicine

Aparna Bhat, MD | Cleveland Clinic

Aparna Bhat, MD
Medical School: Antigua & Barbuda- American University of Antigua
Residency: St. Joseph Mercy Hospital - Internal Medicine

Ayen De, MD | Cleveland Clinic

Ayen De, MD
Medical School: United Kingdom- King's College London
Residency: St. Peter's Medical Center - Internal Medicine

Shana Sandhu, MD | Cleveland Clinic

Ahana Sandhu, MD
Medical School: Netherlands Antilles - American Univeristy
Residency: Kern Medical Center - Internal Medicine