Sleep Center | Sleep Fellowship

Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital/Boston Children’s Hospital Sleep Medicine Fellowship - Pediatric Track

The Center for Pediatric Sleep Disorders at Boston Children's Hospital (BCH) invites applications from candidates interested in training in Pediatric Sleep Medicine in the 2017-2018 academic year. Applications are due September 1, 2018 by ERAS.

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 30 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 broad clinical experience and multi-disciplinary education to trainees. Most fellows are able to complete a scholarly project during their training.

The fellowship program comprises a year of clinical training in Sleep Medicine with approximately 75% time spent treating children at the BCH 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 sessions*/week)
  • Clinical care of adults in sleep clinics at BIDMC (~ 1.5 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 (reading sleep studies and hands-on, in-lab training)

*Sessions=1/2 day clinics

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 and the applicant must be eligible for a Massachusetts state license. Non-US Citizens must have a J-1 Visa or Work Authorization permit to apply to the BIDMC fellowship training program.

Inquiries about the Pediatric Track should be directed to:

Kiran Maski, MD

Site Director, Sleep Medicine Fellowship

Department of Neurology

Boston Children's Hospital


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