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Sleep Medicine Fellowship - Pediatric Tract

The Center for Pediatric Sleep Disorders at Boston Children's Hospital (BCH) invites applications from candidates interested in training in Pediatric Sleep Medicine. Candidates must be trained in Pediatrics and preferably have completed pediatric subspecialty training (i.e. Neurology, Pulmonology, Psychiatry residency/fellowship).

BCH has provided training in Pediatric Sleep Medicine for over 20 years and has been participating in ACGME sleep fellowship programs since 2009. Trainees concentrate on becoming expert in the diagnosis and management of sleep disorders in children while meeting ACGME requirements for Sleep Medicine board eligibility. Our program brings together expertise from Child Neurology, Pulmonology, and Developmental Medicine to provide a broad clinical experience and education.

The fellowship program comprises a year of clinical training in Sleep Medicine with approximately 75% time spent treating children at the Boston Children's Hospital Center for Pediatric Sleep Disorders. The remainder of the fellowship time is spent treating adults with sleep disorders at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). The selected candidate will have appointments as a Clinical Fellow in Neurology at Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School.

Training includes:

  • Clinical care of children in sleep clinics focusing on neurological, pulmonary, and behavioral aspects of sleep medicine at BCH (~ 3-3.5 sessions/week)
  • Clinical care of adults in sleep clinics at BIDMC (~ 2 sessions/week)
  • Inpatient consults on children with sleep disorders at BCH
  •  Interpretation of polysomnograms at BCH and BIDMC
  • Training in the technical aspects of polysomnography and positive airway pressure titrations

The fellowship is offered through the established pediatric track in the Sleep Medicine Fellowship Program administered through BIDMC. Interested applicants should apply through ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service), program name “Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Program”). Competence in English is required.

Inquiries about the Pediatric Track should be directed to:

Kiran Maski, MD
Site Director, Sleep Medicine Fellowship
Department of Neurology
Boston Children's Hospital
333 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
kiran.maski@childrens.harvard.edu
781-216-2570

General inquiries about the Sleep Medicine Fellowship should be directed to:

Robert Thomas, MD
Program Director, Sleep Medicine Fellowship
Dept. of Medicine
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
330 Brookline Ave.
Boston, MA  02215
rthomas1@bidmc.harvard.edu
617-667-3237

Training and Educational Opportunities

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For information on training programs and continuing education at Boston Children’s Hospital, please see these links for NeurologyRespiratory DiseasesDevelopmental Medicine and all of Boston Children’s

  • The Pediatric Sleep Medicine Fellowship Program ia a one-year, ACGME-approved fellowship that provides sleep medicine training to physicians from backgrounds in pediatric pulmonology, neurology, psychiatry or other subspecialties of pediatrics, preparing them for board eligibility to become certified in Sleep Medicine.

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Publications

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Books

Pediatric Sleep Medicine: Principles and Practice (2nd edition) (for publication in 2011). Sheldon SH, Ferber R, Gozal D, Kryger, M, eds. Elsevier

Therapy in Sleep Medicine (for publication in 2011). Barkoukis TJ, Matheson JK, Ferber R, Doghramji K, eds. Elsevier.

Principles and Practice of Pediatric Sleep Medicine (2005). Sheldon SH, Ferber R, Kryger M, eds. Elsevier.

Book chapters and review articles

Obstructive sleep apnea in children with Down syndrome (in press, as of 2010). Rosen D. In: Kheirandish-Gozal L and Gozal D, eds., Sleep Disordered Breathing in Children: A Clinical Guide. Humana Press.

Obstructive sleep apnea in children and adolescents: accurate diagnosis, effective treatment (2010). Rosen D. Consultant for Pediatricians 9:128-133.

Pediatric obstructive sleep apnea syndrome. Katz ES, D’Ambrosio CM (2010). Clinics in Chest Medicine 31:221-234.

Dyssomnias in children (2009). Rosen D. BMJ Point-of-Care.

Insomnia in childhood (2008). Lipton J, Becker RE, Kothare SV. Current Opinion in Pediatrics 20:641-9.

Pathophysiology of pediatric obstructive sleep apnea (2008). Katz ES, D’Ambrosio CM. Proceedings of the American Thoracic Society 5:253-62.

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AASM names Children's Center a "Comprehensive Academic Sleep Program of Distinction"

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American Academy of Sleep Medicine

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) has named Children's Center for Pediatric Sleep Disorders as one of their Comprehensive Academic Sleep Programs of Distinction—an honor recognizing programs that have made major strides toward becoming independent, interdisciplinary units outside of traditional divisions or departments. The Center at Boston Children's is only the fifth institution in the U.S., and the only freestanding, independent pediatric facility, to be honored with this distinction.

The AASM grants this five-year recognition to academic sleep programs that have demonstrated excellence though compliance with rigorous standards in the areas of clinical service, educational mission and research accomplishments.

Learn more.

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