Sleep Medicine Fellowship
Geisinger’s Sleep Medicine Fellowship prepares you to diagnose and treat adult and pediatric sleep disorders — and to serve as medical director of a sleep lab.
If you’re a physician who’s completed your primary training in internal medicine, family medicine, neurology, pediatrics, psychiatry anesthesia or otolaryngology, you’re eligible for Geisinger’s Sleep Medicine Fellowship program.
As our sleep medicine fellow, you’ll train for one year with faculty who come from specialties as diverse as those listed above. Along with offering their clinical expertise, they conduct research and serve as leaders at Geisinger and national organizations.
You’ll work with a patient population drawn from urban, suburban and rural areas, broadening your scope of practice and gaining experience in chronic respiratory failure/home mechanical ventilation and hypoglossal nerve stimulation.
Geisinger was one of the first health systems in the nation to adopt Epic EMR more than 25 years ago. Epic captures the majority of care for people living in our geographic region, giving you unique opportunities in the research we’ll encourage you to undertake and publish.
Our program goals are:
- To train well-rounded, compassionate physicians who can provide comprehensive care for all sleep disorders, including hypersomnias, insomnia, parasomnias and sleep breathing disorders for patients of all ages
- To educate our fellows about the business of sleep medicine, including the role of medical director of a sleep lab
- To prioritize personal wellness and healthy sleep while rising to the challenges of patient care, leadership and scholarship
Our curriculum focuses on the following rotations:
- Adult sleep medicine
- Pediatric sleep medicine
- Respiratory failure/home mechanical ventilation clinic
- Inpatient consultations
- Sleep study interpretation
- EEG interpretation
- Otolaryngology clinic
- Clinical psychology
Geisinger Sleep Medicine Clinical Program
- Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia through psychology
- Surgical management of sleep apnea, including hypoglossal nerve stimulation through oral maxillofacial surgery and otolaryngology
- Management of home invasive and noninvasive mechanical ventilation
Geisinger serves more than 1 million people in central and northeast Pennsylvania. We’ve been nationally recognized for innovative practices in quality, delivery models such as ProvenCare® and the use of an award-winning electronic medical record, Epic®. Our physician-led system has about 24,000 employees, including nearly 1,700 physicians, 10 hospital campuses, two research centers and a health plan with more than half a million members, all of which boost our hometown economies by $7.1 billion annually.