Sleep Medicine Fellowship


The Sleep Medicine Fellowship is a one-year, ACGME-accredited program. The fellowship is designed to provide eligibility for the American Board of Sleep Medicine. The program is under the direction of Kingman Strohl, MD, an internationally recognized expert in sleep medicine and respiratory control with contributing faculty from neurology, pulmonary medicine, internal medicine and pediatrics. Co-Program directors are Carol Rosen, MD, (Pediatrics), and Dennis Auckley, MD (Adult Medicine; MetroHealth Medical Center).

The mission of the Sleep Medicine Fellowship program is to provide a strong clinical and basic science foundation in sleep medicine while promoting scolarly research among trainees. Training covers multiple aspects of sleep medicine including neurobiology and pharmacology of sleep, sleep disordered breathing, insomnia, hypersomnia, parasomnias, sleep movement disorders, and pediatric sleep. Recent and current trainees address sleep’s impact on cardiovascular disease, the forecasting of sleep stages in the neonate, the impact of sleep on elementary school education, and novel methods to quantify cardiopulmonary events in polysomnography.

The program also has expertise in critical evaluation of the educational transfer of knowledge about sleep. The program utilizes research programs in the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, UH Cleveland Medical Center, the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center and MetroHealth Medical Center. Twenty-six faculty members from the institutions serve as mentors, trainers, committee members, or evaluators.