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Sleep Medicine Fellowship

Sleep Medicine

Our mission is to create a nurturing fellowship environment to encompass several different aspects of training.

From an education standpoint, our main goal is to serve the needs primarily of Kansas but also of the region and the nation.

Our program consists of 1 fellow each year, who is very involved in every aspect of patient care within the division. Fellows gain clinical experience via rotations at the University of Kansas Hospital and Clinics and Children's Mercy Hospital. Our fellow receives experience reading adult sleep studies at our two adult sleep labs along with the pediatric sleep lab at Children's Mercy Hospital. Our fellow sees in-patient sleep medicine consults at The University of Kansas Hospital (KUH).

The University of Kansas Hospital (KUH) is a 625-bed hospital, consistently rated the best hospital in Kansas City and Kansas. It is also the primary subspecialty hospital for a large area of the central US, covering all of Kansas, western Missouri, and parts of Arkansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, and Iowa. 

KUH is nationally ranked by US News and World Report in all 12 subspecialties, and the Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine division has been as high as 12th in the past three years.

Clinical Training and Rotations


1. Adult KU Pulmonary Sleep Clinic (Site 1)
2. Adult KU Neurology Sleep Clinic (Site 2)
3. Pediatric CMH Sleep Clinic (Site 3)
4. Adult polysomnography (PSG) interpretation - (Sites 1 and 2)
5. Pediatric polysomnography (PSG) interpretation - (Site 1,2,3)
6. Research (Sites 1 and 2)
7. Elective (Site varies depending on rotation)

Sites: (1)-KU Hospital, (2) KU-affiliated clinic (Clinical Research Center), (3) Children's Mercy Hospital


Didactics, case conference and journal club occur every first and third Monday of the month in the afternoons from 4 to 6 pm. These are held in coordination with the sleep medicine fellows at Children's Mercy Hospital and the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Fellows are also provided CME to attend national conferences.

Research Opportunities

Our program offers the fellow a wide variety of research opportunities. We have funded faculty currently investigating sleep apnea in lung disease patients, big data analytics in sleep medicine, and circadian rhythm disturbances in asthma. We also collaborate closely with our KU Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) colleagues in the care of surgical sleep apnea patients and research.

How to Apply

Applications are only accepted through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS).

US residents should contact their Dean's Office or ERAS.  Click here for more information.

International residents should contact the ECFMG.  Click here to learn more.

A complete ERAS application includes: 

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of the applicant's long-term career goals and field of interest
  • Three letters of support, including a letter from the program director and two additional individuals who can assess the applicant's potential for a career in sleep medicine from firsthand knowledge of the applicant's performance
  • Certified copies of applicant's transcripts for USMLE Steps 1, 2, and 3
  • Medical school transcript
  • An unmounted recent photograph of applicant must accompany application or be provided at time of interview

All applicants must also register with the National Resident Matching Program (phone: 202-828-0566).

Selected candidates will be invited to interview.

Last modified: Feb 05, 2021
Fellowship Director

Damien Stevens, MD

Damien Ryker Stevens, MD