Dr. Shelgikar holds a brain model while speaking with a patient
Sleep Medicine Fellowship

The U-M Medical School Department of Neurology Sleep Medicine fellowship is an ACGME accredited program devoted to the development of fellows’ expertise in the diagnosis and management of sleep-wake disorders.

Seven fellows are accepted each year. Fellows complete 12 months of training with experiences in adult and pediatric sleep medicine. Upon completion of the fellowship, trainees are eligible to sit for the sleep medicine certification examination. Interested trainees may elect to remain as research fellows for additional training in clinical, translational, or basic science research.

As a sleep medicine fellow, you will care for a diverse population of adult and pediatric patients from throughout Michigan and neighboring states. Through your fellowship training, you will gain proficiency in clinical diagnosis and management, as well as in polysomnography interpretation.

Program Overview

Michigan Medicine's longstanding relationship to the Veteran’s Affairs (VA) Ann Arbor Medical Center gives our fellows the opportunity to serve veterans and broaden their fellowship experience. In addition to the outpatient activity, fellows gain exposure to inpatient sleep medicine consultations and have opportunities to engage with active research programs ranging from observational studies to clinical appliance and drug trials.

The University of Michigan sleep medicine fellowship is one of the most well-respected programs in the nation. Alumni from the sleep medicine fellowship have pursued careers across the world as clinicians, researchers, and entrepreneurs in private industry.

Medical Training with a Side of Sleep Medicine

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We welcome candidates who are board-eligible or board-certified in anesthesiology, family medicine, internal medicine, neurology, otolaryngology pediatrics or psychiatry or after completing an accredited training program in that field.

Candidates must be a United States citizen, have a valid Permanent Resident (Green Card) status, or have a J-1 visa sponsored by the ECFMG and must be eligible to renew the J-1 for the length of the training program.

We participate in the National Residency Matching Program and only accept the following required application materials via the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

  • ERAS application
  • ECFMG Certificate if you graduated from a foreign medical school
  • USMLE or COMLEX Scores
  • Personal statement that describes your interest in sleep medicine
  • Three letters of recommendation (including one from a current/former program director)

For more information, contact Nina Galanti at 734-615-3909 or at [email protected] or Dr. Anita Shelgikar at [email protected].

Salary & Benefits

The University of Michigan offers highly competitive salaries and generous benefits to our fellows and advanced trainees. Trainee salary will be commensurate with that of a House Officer at an equivalent level of training based on the HOA contract.

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Program Leadership
Anita Valanju Shelgikar MD Anita V Shelgikar
Professor of Neurology
user Nina Galanti
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