Overview

Overview

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.

Fellowship Description

Fellowship Description

  • 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
    • Neurology and Neurosurgery programs are consistently ranked among the top 10 nationally and best in Ohio by U.S. News & World News Report
  • 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
  • Four clinical rotations – rotate every two weeks
    • Lab – protocol, stage, score, and interpret adult sleep studies
    • Clinic 1 – evaluate adult new patients during outpatient office visits
    • Clinic 2 (peds) – evaluate new and established pediatric patients during outpatient office visits; protocol, stage, score and interpret pediatric sleep studies
    • Clinic 3 – evaluate adult new patients during outpatient office visits and inpatient consultations
  • Longitudinal clinic – evaluate established adult patients 2 half days per week
  • Rotating home call – for technical questions on overnight sleep studies
  • 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
Who Qualifies?

Who Qualifies?

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, Canada or Puerto Rico. 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, FA20
Cleveland Clinic
9500 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44195
Phone: 216.444-0917
Fax: 216.636.0090
Email: venselj@ccf.org

Sharon Ezzo
Program Manager Neurological Institute/S90
Cleveland Clinic
9500 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44195
Phone: 216.445.0831
Fax: 216.445.9908
Email: ezzos@ccf.org