Morsani College of Medicine

Sleep Medicine Fellowship

Program Overview

The Sleep Medicine Fellowship training program at the University of South Florida, Morsani College of Medicine, is a one-year, ACGME-accredited program comprised of strong clinical training with research opportunities for fellows.

Training occurs at Tampa General Hospital (TGH) (AASM Accredited Sleep Center) and the James A. Haley VA Hospital, with clinical experiences across USF’s multiple clinical sites. Fellows participate in outpatient evaluations, inpatient consultations and polysomnographic assessment of a broad array of sleep disorders.

Our program emphasizes a multi-disciplinary approach to patients with sleep disorders, that include rotations in pulmonary medicine, ENT surgery, pediatrics, neurology and long-term seizure monitoring, dentistry, psychiatry and psychology (CBTi). Throughout the year, fellows work with a strong team of health professionals, including core faculty, respiratory/sleep technologists, and PA/RNs. They gain expertise with several therapeutic approaches, including new therapies, such as Inspire & Dream (Nyxoah) hypoglossal nerve and phrenic nerve stimulation for central sleep apnea. All trainees develop the skills necessary to interpret sleep studies, provide administration for sleep centers, develop portable monitoring programs, and provide a multi-faceted approach to the care of patients with complex sleep disorders, which is all directed to improve patient outcomes and create a new generation of physician leaders.

In combination with clinical training, fellows receive regular didactic instruction in normal sleep, sleep pathologies, and treatment issues from Sleep Medicine faculty and others. Fellows also have opportunities to participate in the educational mission of the center through the instruction of medical students, residents, and community groups, among others. A clinical research project is strongly encouraged, with the goal of publication and presentation at the AASM Annual Meeting.

This program is designed to prepare interested physicians to successfully complete the examination for board certification/added qualification in Sleep Medicine, which is granted by the candidate's primary ABMS board (ABIM/ABPN/ABP/ABO/ABFP). The program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

Our Mission Statement

It is our mission to train physicians for the independent practice of high-quality sleep medicine, including treatment of the full range of sleep disorders in adults and children, and foster the skills and intellectual curiosity necessary to maintain that level of excellence throughout an entire career.

Our Program Aims

  1. Prepare fellows to become the Medical Director for a Sleep Lab/Center.
  2. Produce practitioners who will be leaders in the field of Sleep Medicine.
  3. Prepare fellows to be involved in multidisciplinary care teams, serving a diverse population of patients with sleep needs.