Our fully accredited fellowship in Sleep Medicine accepts two fellows per year. The goal of the program is to produce well-rounded, caring physicians who are able to diagnose and treat a variety of sleep disorders.

Sleep Fellows

Our in-depth mentorship and training allows our fellows to graduate with a solid understanding of the intricacies of sleep and sleep disorders. Fellows are supported by a wide range of faculty specializing in sleep disorders in both adults and children, adult/child neurology, internal medicine, adult/child otolaryngology, adult/child pulmonary medicine, cardiology, rheumatology, cleft lip/cleft palate clinic, gastroenterology and psychiatry. Our Sleep Medicine Certified faculty have more than 50 years of combined experience in the discipline.

The primary teaching institute for this fellowship is University Hospital. The hospital houses the Sleep Disorders Center, a six-bed unit fully equipped to perform both night and daytime studies. We perform approximately 1,500 sleep studies per year at this location. The Center is involved in sleep mechanism research.

Fellows will also train nearby at the Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans' Hospital. At HSTMVH, veterans with sleep disorders resulting from post-traumatic stress disorder provide a diverse education for our fellows. Approximately 1,000 sleep studies are performed annually at this location.

Qualified applicants must have completed an accredited residency in internal medicine, pulmonary/critical care, neurology, psychiatry or family medicine.

Advanced Sleep Medicine Fellowship

We also offer a one year advanced fellowship in sleep medicine. This fellowship provides advanced training in sleep medicine and prepares the candidate for an academic career as a clinician/scientist in the field of sleep medicine.

Research Aspect: Upon completion of the fellowship, the fellow will have a solid understanding of basic and clinical research and their methods. The program will culminate in a well-planned, designed and executed research project, a presentation at a national/international meeting and expected publication.

Academic career aspect: The fellow will acquire skills in personnel management, budgeting, and other administrative responsibilities necessary to successfully manage an academic sleep center.

Qualified applicants will have successfully completed residency training in an ACGME accredited program in Neurology, Psychiatry, or Internal Medicine and a one year fellowship in Sleep Medicine.

How to apply

Interested applicants should apply through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Our program does not have a supplemental application.

Supporting documents are required and should be directed to ERAS

  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Three letters of recommendation – written within the past 12 months
  • USMLE or COMLEX must be completed prior to the Match. Submission of USMLE/COMPLEX transcripts is required

Additional information

  • Deadline: We participate in the Match via NRMP and observe their deadlines and policies
  • Visas: We will consider U.S. citizens, permanent residents or J-1 visa eligible candidates

For additional questions or clarification, please send an email to mcqueenp@health.missouri.edu.

 

Our Sleep Medicine Fellowship Team

Pradeep Bollu, MD

Pradeep Bollu, MD

Associate Program Director, Neurology Residency and Sleep Medicine Fellowship

Jeremy Johnson, DO

Jeremy Johnson, DO

Director, Harry S. Truman Memorial VA Hospital Sleep Laboratory

Manjamalai Sivaraman, MD

Manjamalai Sivaraman, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology

Mahesh Thakkar, PhD

Mahesh Thakkar, PhD

Director of Research