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The University of Washington Sleep Medicine Fellowship Program offers an ACGME accredited clinical fellowship.

This is a multi-disciplinary program involving faculty from:

  • Pulmonary Medicine
  • Neurology
  • Pediatrics
  • Otolaryngology
  • Dentistry
  • Psychiatry
  • Internal Medicine

Applications are accepted from candidates who are board eligible in internal medicine, neurology, psychiatry, otolaryngology, pediatrics, family medicine, or anesthesiology.

The goal of the UW Sleep Medicine Fellowship program is to provide outstanding multidisciplinary clinical training in the context of a one-year fellowship to candidates with high academic potential. Additionally, the program aims to provide training and experience in scholarly activities (teaching and/or research) in order to stimulate interest in life-long learning and academic medicine as a career.

The primary training site is the University of Washington Medicine Sleep Center located at Harborview Medical Center.

Additional training sites include:

  • University of Washington Medical Center
  • Veterans Administration Puget Sound
  • Seattle Children's Hospital Sleep Center


The fellowship is designed as an integrated 12 month longitudinal experience with rotations across 4 sites of practice.

The sleep fellow's clinical training experiences will include general sleep clinics, inpatient sleep medicine consultation, supervised sleep study interpretation, training in technical aspects of polysomnography and polysomnography scoring, sleep-otolaryngology clinics, sleep dentistry clinics, cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia, sleep research, and pediatric sleep medicine (clinics and polysomnographic interpretation).

The fellowship offers three separate training tracks with differing focuses:

  • General Seep Medicine Track (provides training in both adult and pediatric populations)
  • Pediatric-enhanced Track (provides additional focus on pediatric population)
  • Otolaryngology-enhanced Track (limited to Otolaryngology trained applicants with focus on sleep surgery)


  • Recruit strong clinicians with diverse backgrounds and diverse interests in sleep medicine including education, research, leadership, advocacy, and community service
  • Provide a safe, supportive, and diverse training environment
  • Provide high-quality teaching and clinical experience across the spectrum of sleep disorders in diverse patient populations
  • Develop skills in scholarly investigation and teaching while advancing individual interests