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Program Manager, Sleep Medicine Fellowship Program
Andrea Ruiz, BGS, C-TAGME
Phone: 305-243-2742
Fax: 305-243-0359
Email: umneurofellowships@med.miami.edu

Application Information

Eligibility:
We participate in the National Resident Matching Program. All of our positions are filled through the NRMP. We do not offer out-of-match positions.

How to Apply:
Applications are accepted via the Electronic Residency Application Service.

Deadline:
Applications are accepted from July to August. Interviews are held from August to October.

Call Schedule

There is no call schedule required.

Locations

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

900 N.W. 17th Street

Miami, FL 33136

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Bruce W. Carter Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center

1201 N.W. 16th Street

Miami, FL 33125

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Program Requirements

Medical Licensing Examination:
All applicants must successfully complete Steps 1, 2 and 3 of the United States Medical Licensing Examination prior to acceptance into the program.

Postgraduate Training:
There is postgraduate training required in the form of a completed core program in anesthesiology; child neurology; family medicine; internal medicine; neurology; otolaryngology; pediatrics or psychiatry.

All required clinical education must be completed in an ACGME-accredited residency program, an American Osteopathic Association-approved residency program, a program with ACGME International Advanced Specialty accreditation or a residency program accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or College of Family Physicians of Canada.

Visas

The J1-Visa: Alien Physician Program, sponsored by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, is the standard visa for residents/fellows who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

For specific program eligibility/qualifications or additional information, please contact:

Lourdes Boet
Hospital Services Supervisor
Physician Services Department

Jackson Health System
1611 N.W. 12th Ave. Suite ET-1004
Miami, FL 33136-1096
Phone: 305-355-1122
Fax: 305-355-1123
Email: LBoet@jhsmiami.org

Sleep Medicine Fellowship

Mission & Vision

The mission of the University of Miami/Jackson Health System Sleep Medicine Fellowship Program is to provide expert evaluation and comprehensive treatment for sleep disorders, develop an outstanding research program and serve as the leading South Florida resource for professional and technologist training in sleep medicine.

Mission & Vision

The mission of the University of Miami/Jackson Health System Sleep Medicine Fellowship Program is to provide expert evaluation and comprehensive treatment for sleep disorders, develop an outstanding research program and serve as the leading South Florida resource for professional and technologist training in sleep medicine.

Program Director’s Welcome

Program Director’s Welcome

Our Sleep Medicine Fellowship Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and is affiliated with the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, meeting and exceeding the rigorous standards set by the AASM. This designation sets our program apart and truly recognizes the commitment of our faculty and providers to safe and quality care. Since 2005, our program has focused on delivering exceptional training in clinical sleep medicine, including the full spectrum of adult and pediatric sleep disorders. Our training offers opportunities with innovative sleep laboratory technology, the operation of an independent sleep laboratory and technician training. Our fellows will receive comprehensive sleep medicine training, including ongoing research and research projects, sleep research methodology and the skills required to treat sleep apnea syndromes.

As part of the University of Miami/Jackson Health System, clinical services are delivered by a multidisciplinary team of specialists and technologists. Additionally, fellows are afforded the opportunity to experience working in top-rated facilities, including the state-of-the art UHealth Sleep Center.

-Alexandre Rocha Abreu, MD

Description

As part of the University of Miami/Jackson Health System, clinical services are delivered by a multidisciplinary team of specialists and technologists. Additionally, fellows are afforded the opportunity to experience working in top-rated facilities, including the state-of-the art UHealth Sleep Center.

-Alexandre Rocha Abreu, MD

Fast Facts

Accreditation

Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education

Number of Fellows per Year?

3

Duration of Fellowship?

1 year

Program Highlights

Multidisciplinary sleep center & state-of-the-art sleep observation rooms

Sleep ENT training with the latest state-of-the-art surgical interventions

100% pass rate on sleep medicine boards

Clinical Experience

Overview

As an integral part of the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, the Sleep Medicine Fellowship Program pursues three interrelated areas: education, research and treatment.

The fellowship is an ACGME-accredited multidisciplinary sleep medicine training program consisting of bariatric surgery; pulmonary; neurology; otolaryngology; psychiatry and sleep psychology faculty. The one-year fellowship consists of up to four sleep medicine fellows with backgrounds in anesthesiology; internal medicine; psychiatry; pulmonary, neurology and surgery.

At the UHealth Sleep Center, which is located at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute and is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, the education of our fellows is regarded as a top priority. In addition to the UHealth Sleep Center, there is the Bruce W. Carter Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center sleep center site, located adjacent to the medical school campus.

Education

The education of our fellows involves case discussions; monthly journal club (conducted by sleep medicine fellows); the University of Miami Sleep Conference; weekly lecture series (given by attending physicians and covering various sleep medicine topics); yearly presentations at the Associated Professional Sleep Societies Annual SLEEP Meeting and the yearly UHealth Sleep Symposium.

Rotations

Each rotation lasts one month. Additionally, there are opportunities to do electives outside of the core rotations listed below.

Bruce W. Carter Department of VA Medical Center Rotation: Fellow reviews polysomnography study reports with various attending physicians at the VA Medical Center. The fellow attends a weekly full-day clinic and is also responsible for conducting a telemedicine/telehealth clinic from the VA Medical Center with the surrounding community-based outpatient centers in Florida, serving veterans from Ft. Lauderdale to Key West.
University of Miami Sleep Center Rotation: Fellow works on a one-to-one basis with various attending physicians examining patients.

Your Faculty

Alexandre Rocha Abreu, MD
Assistant Professor, Medicine
Director, Sleep Medicine Fellowship Program

Alejandro Chediak, MD
Associate Professor, Medicine
Interim Chief, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine

Hao Cheng, MD
VA Attending Physician

Salim Dib, MD
Associate Professor, Clinical Neurology

Alberto R. Ramos, MD
Associate Professor, Clinical Neurology

Shirin Shafazand, MD, MS
Assistant Professor, Medicine

Carlos Torre, MD
Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology

Douglas Wallace, MD
Associate Professor, Clinical Neurology, VA Sleep Medicine Division

Alumni Placements Include:

AdventHealth Orlando
Aventura Hospital & Medical Center
Billings Clinic
Family HealthCare Network
Kendall Regional Medical Center
Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital
Sanford Health
Tanner Medical Center
NCH Healthcare System
University Hospital
University Hospital of Bern/Inselspital
University of Miami/Jackson Health System
Various national and international private practices

Alumni Placements Include:

AdventHealth Orlando
Aventura Hospital & Medical Center
Billings Clinic
Family HealthCare Network
Kendall Regional Medical Center
Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital
Sanford Health
Tanner Medical Center
NCH Healthcare System
University Hospital
University Hospital of Bern/Inselspital
University of Miami/Jackson Health System
Various national and international private practices