Sleep Medicine Fellowship Program

Program Overview

The Yale Sleep Center opened in 1997 under the direction of Dr Vahid Mohsenin and became accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) the same year. The Yale Center for Sleep Medicine is renowned nationally and internationally for its excellence in clinical care and research. It is truly a multidisciplinary center with active participation of faculty from various departments in clinical, research and educational missions of the Center. The Yale Sleep Center has performed over 11,078 polysomnographies and numerous Multiple Sleep Latency Tests (MSLT). The Yale Sleep Center has become a major referral center in Connecticut, performing about 200 polysomnographies and 4 MSLTs each month. The Center is comprised of three fully AASM-accredited centers with a total of 10 monitoring bed units. The Center receives referrals from all Connecticut counties as well as northeast states.

The objective of the sleep fellowship is to prepare physicians to become outstanding board-certified clinicians in sleep-disordered Medicine with sleep-related research training to allow them to pursue an academic career in sleep medicine. The program will ensure that the fellows participate in an interdisciplinary care of patients of all ages and genders that incorporates aspects of psychiatry, psychology, neurology, internal medicine, surgery, pediatric, ENT, endocrinology, bariatrics, oral maxillofacial. The fellows will acquire detailed knowledge of the sleep and respiratory control centers, physiology and neurobiology underlying sleep and wakefulness. The fellows will manage sleep disorder patients in the inpatient and outpatient setting. The program is structured for fellows to achieve appropriate cognitive and technical knowledge, professional as well as humanistic attitudes and practical knowledge in the field of Sleep Medicine to allow them to function as highly competent sub-specialists in the field.

Sponsoring Institutions

Yale University is the sponsoring institution and assumes ultimate responsibility for the sleep program. Dr. Patty Lee is currently the Interim Chief of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and Dr Francoise Roux is the Director of the Sleep Fellowship Program.

The fellows rotate through the Adult and Pediatric Yale Sleep centers. The Yale Sleep Center is located in the Temple Building on 40 Temple Street in New Haven, CT. The Yale Pediatric Sleep Laboratory is located within Yale-New Haven Hospital.

The fellows also provide consultation to the hospitalized sleep-disordered patients at Yale-New Haven Hospital in the Intensive Care Unit and on the wards. They have a continuity sleep clinic at Yale University for pediatric and adult outpatients.

The Lippard Laboratory for Clinical Investigation Building (LLCI) 105 houses the offices of Vahid Mohsenin, M.D. and Francoise Roux, M.D., Ph.D.

The fellows participate in numerous educational activities in the section of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine and around the School of Medicine.

Participating Institutions

To enhance their multidisciplinary exposure, the fellows also participate in various clinics rotating between private psychology, psychiatry dentistry, neurology, pediatrics, Otolaryngology, oral maxillofacial surgery, endocrine/obesity and bariatric surgical clinics. It will give the fellows some exposure to the private practice sector. The program director ensures that there will be continuity of the educational experience at those participating institutions.