Michael J. Vergare, MD
Professor & Chair,
Department of Psychiatry
& Human Behavior
Objectives & Philosophy
The primary objective of our sleep medicine fellowship training program is to train clinicians in the specialty of sleep medicine and to allow the fellow to develop into an independent practicing sleep medicine physician. Additionally, we aim to develop future academicians and to develop the sleep medicine leaders of the future. Our program is academically based and is designed to provide a well-balanced educational training experience that fulfills the requirements established by the Residency Review Committee for Sleep Medicine. We are interested in training competent and caring clinicians while providing an environment that will nurture intellectual curiosity, support personal growth and prepare fellows for a successful professional career.
We believe that this comprehensive education is attained through diverse clinical and scholarly experiences. Our curriculum and experience is designed to produce highly qualified physicians who have a superior base of medical knowledge, excellent procedural and therapeutic skills and the ability to apply these skills in the practice of sleep medicine.
As our program provides experiences in education, research, and other academic pursuits, it allows ample opportunity to pursue a variety of career paths as clinicians, educators and/or researchers. Fellows also are prepared to assume leadership and administrative positions or to continue their education in a variety of fellowships.
Michael J. Vergare, MD
Mitchell J. Cohen, MD
Vice Chair for Psychiatric Education
Letter from Karl Doghramji, MD
Medical Director, Jefferson Sleep Disorders Center
Program Director, Fellowship in Sleep Medicine
211 S. Ninth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
- The development of lighting countermeasures for sleep disruption and circadian misalignment during spaceflight
- The role of upper airway stimulation therapy in the multidisciplinary management approach of obstructive sleep apnea in the adult patient
- Effect of early intervention with positive airway pressure therapy for sleep disordered breathing on six-month readmission rates in hospitalized patients with heart failure
- Adverse Effects of Psychotropic Medications on Sleep
- Early recognition of obstructive sleep apnea in patients hospitalized with COPD exacerbation is associated with reduced readmission