The Sleep Medicine Fellowship Program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center is a one-year ACGME-accredited program that produces two Sleep Medicine specialists per year.
Sleep is a widespread biologic phenomenon and is an integral part of human existence. It is an important function of the brain, occupying about a third of each day, and has a profound impact on the remaining two-thirds of the day that is spent in wakefulness. Sleep disorders can lead to serious consequences and illnesses including cardiovascular morbidities, family and social disharmony and motor vehicle accidents.
Sleep Medicine deals with all kinds of sleep problems. The section is administered under the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep and Allergy in the Internal Medicine Department. The Sleep Medicine program is supported by the Graduate Medical Education Division of the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Sleep Medicine is a multidisciplinary practice.
The clinical training occurs at The Nebraska Medical Center and the Children’s Hospital and Medical Center. The fellows receive ample exposure to evaluating and managing both adult and pediatric patients with all types of sleep disorders. By the end of their fellowship training, the fellows will have developed proficiency in interpreting sleep studies. Didactics include core curriculum lectures, case conferences, and journal clubs.
- Dr. Sabin R. Bista, Assistant Professor of Medicine
- Dr. Casey Burg, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Director of the Children’s Hospital Sleep Center
- Dr. Brett Kuhn, Professor of Medicine, Behavioral Sleep Medicine
- Dr. Michael O. Summers, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Director of The Nebraska Medical Center Sleep Center
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