Sleep Disorders Fellowship

The Department of Neurology's Fellowship Program in Sleep Medicine is accredited by the ACGME (Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education). The Program is under the direction of Kanika Bagai, MD, MS, with contributing faculty from neurology, pulmonary medicine, and pediatrics. Sleep Fellows participate in a variety of interdisciplinary clinics and interpret sleep studies performed in the Vanderbilt Sleep Disorders Center, an American Academy of Sleep Medicine accredited sleep laboratory. Information about the Sleep Fellowship Program can be obtained by contacting Reena Black, Fellowship Coordinator, at or calling 615-936-1567.

In granting accreditation, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine requires a sleep center to meet or to exceed all standards for professional quality including testing procedures, patient contacts, and physician training. Dr. Beth Malow, Professor of Neurology and Medical Director of the Center, attributes the successful accreditation to the team efforts of the technical, professional, and administrative staff at Vanderbilt, and the strong support of the Department of Neurology. The Center is unique in being hotel-based and multidisciplinary, with involvement of neurology, pulmonary medicine, pediatrics, psychiatry, otolaryngology, and oral surgery. Children make up approximately thirty percent of the patient volume.

To apply for a sleep fellowship, please complete the ERAS application.