Sleep Medicine Fellowship Program
The Medical College of Wisconsin and its affiliated hospitals serve as a tertiary care referral center. With the participation of Froedtert Hospital, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, and Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center, the patient population treated by the sleep medicine physicians represents the full age spectrum and the highest medical complexity. Thus, MCW is well positioned to offer a comprehensive, academically stimulating, and unique training environment for sleep fellows.
Accredited Polysomnography laboratories provide a full spectrum of testing for pediatric patients (Children's Hospital of Wisconsin) and adult patients (Froedtert Hospital Center for Sleep). The chief technologists in both laboratories are exceptionally experienced and all staff members are registered polysomnography technologists. These institutions are involved in state-of-the-art imaging techniques and provide all facilities to fully assess sleep disorders and associated medical/ neurologic/anatomic disorders.
A broad exposure to sleep disorders is required for full competency in the care of sleep-disordered patients. Our program is unique in providing an exposure to a broad diversity of patients ranging in age from premature infants to senior citizens. Additionally, MCW faculty provide a rich subspecialty experience including otolaryngology, pulmonary medicine, pediatrics, neurology, as well as psychology.
During the 12 month training period, the fellow will be exposed to the diagnosis and management aspects of the full spectrum of sleep disorders, from those unique in infancy and childhood to those found in adulthood and aging, as well as translation of common sleep disorders as they manifest differently in children and adults. Rotations are set up to provide the fellow with at least two rotational encounters with each faculty member over the course of the year. This will allow the fellow the opportunity to expand on areas in sleep medicine that are most challenging, and will allow the faculty the perspective to assess the fellow's growth and mastery of all aspects of sleep medicine.