Sleep Medicine Overview
The UTMC Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine offers a one year sleep medicine fellowship approved by the ACGME.
Fellows benefit from being exposed to a wide spectrum and large number of patients. Our Medical and Sleep Centers serve the entire Toledo area as well as Northwest Ohio. This provides an exceptional environment for learning across multiple age groups, ethnic populations and a wide breadth of disease states.
Our fellows have the opportunity to see complicated and unusual cases of sleep pathology on an inpatient and outpatient basis. Our Program is intended to expand a trainee’s basic knowledge of sleep neurobiology, note the growth and development of pediatric sleep, the effects of aging on neurological disorders, brain trauma, endocrinology and cardiopulmonary effects. Training is geared to provide the technical expertise needed to establish and maintain a sleep laboratory, read and interpret polysomnograms, and assist in the refinement of clinical skills in sleep medicine. The trainee will participate in an interdisciplinary care of patients of all ages. This incorporates aspects of psychiatry, neurology, internal medicine, epidemiology, otolaryngology, pediatrics and basic science. Each fellow will be involved in a research project at the cutting edge of sleep medicine.
The Program Director meets with the sleep fellow on a regular basis to review their performance and receive feedback regarding their learning progress, the quality of faculty teaching and to dynamically modify the program to meet the fellow’s needs. Potential research as well as ongoing research projects will also be critiqued at these meetings.
Upon completion of our program, fellows will be prepared to successfully complete the Sleep Boards, given certification and be able to open their own sleep medicine practice.