Sleep Medicine Fellowship

Kumar Sandhya
Sandhya Kumar, MD, FAASM

Dear Applicant:                                              

Thank you for your interest in the Sleep Medicine Fellowship Program at Wake Forest School of Medicine.  We offer one position per year. 

Each applicant is required to have completed or will complete a three-year family medicine, internal medicine, neurology, otolaryngology, pediatrics and psychiatry residency program accredited in the United States or Canada.  Applicants must qualify for licensure by the North Carolina Board of Medical Examiners and must be Board Eligible.

Foreign medical graduates must have passed the E.C.F.M.G. and U.S.M.L.E. exams.  Additional information may be obtained by visiting the ECFMG website.  The institution sponsors only J-1 Visa which you must have at the time of your application.

Application Process for 2016-2017 Fellowship Year:

All applications must use the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) application service only ( beginning July 2015.  No applications will be otherwise accepted.  The application form and all supporting documents must be submitted to ERAS no later than August 31, 2015 to be considered.  Supporting documents include:

  • Personal statement
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • USMLE/COMLEX transcript
  • Copy of your ECFMG certificate if you are a foreign medical graduate.
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation from physicians who have service in a direct supervisory capacity.
  • One (1) letter of recommendation from your Residency Program Director stating that you have successfully completed (or are on track to complete) all of the requirements of that program.

Not all applicants are invited for an interview, but the most competitive candidates will be invited for a formal interview. Applications will be reviewed as they become available in the ERAS system and candidates will be invited in the order they are received and reviewed.

Thank you again for your interest in our program.  If you have any specific questions not covered above, please feel free to contact April Edwards, Fellowship Coordinator, at 336-716-7548 or

Sandhya Kumar, MD
Director, Sleep Medicine Fellowship Program

Sleep Medicine Fellowship Description  

Director:   Sandhya Kumar, MD, FAASM

Faculty:    Andrew G. Bullard, MD, FAASM

                 Arjun Chatterjee, MD, FAASM 

                 Karl Karlson, MD

                Andrew Namen, MD

                Cormac O’Donovan, MBBCh

                 Clark Pinyan, MD

                 Maria Sam, MD, FAASM 


 ACGME accredited one year Sleep Medicine Fellowship provides extensive experience in the clinical evaluation and management of a variety of sleep disorders across all ages, along with proficiency in the use of diagnostic tools in evaluation including polysomnogram, multiple sleep latency testing, maintenance of wakefulness test and portable sleep studies.  This training program provides the fellow with ample experience in an ambulatory setting with neurology, pulmonary and pediatric pulmonary attendings on a regular basis along with the fellow having his/her own continuity sleep clinic.  The fellow will also be required to gain experience in the scoring and interpretation of sleep studies and to prove his/her proficiency.  There is an intensive laboratory exposure and the fellow will have the opportunity to interpret about 2000 studies.  The fellow will also have the opportunity to work with otolaryngologist (both adult and pediatric), neuropsychologist, and orthodontist in the management of sleep disorders.  Our sleep center is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and has a fully fledged eight adult and two pediatric sleep beds with plans to expand the pediatric sleep beds.  This training program also provides an opportunity to participate in a research project with the sleep faculty.

Fellows who complete this one year ACGME accredited Sleep Medicine Fellowship will be eligible to take the exam leading to certification in Sleep Medicine.


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