The Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine

Fellowship Training Opportunities

Stanford University ACGME Sleep Medicine Fellowship Training

The Stanford Sleep Medicine Center was the first fellowship program accredited by the American Sleep Disorders Association (ASDA). Our sleep fellowship is viewed internationally as the world's leading training program for sleep disorders medicine and thereby draws trainees from across the United States as well as from around the globe.

Our ACGME accredited fellowship is a one year clinical fellowship, sponsored by the hospital. Training covers multiple aspects of sleep medicine including pharmacology of sleep, sleep disordered breathing, insomnia, narcolepsy, pediatric sleep, parasomnias, restless legs syndrome, neuro-degenerative disorders, and orthodontics involving both children and adults.


Stanford participates in the National Residency Matching Program through ERAS (available at Applicants must participate in the match and your rankings must be submitted to the National Resident Matching Program.

Please note: Paper applications will NO longer be accepted.

Individuals who are board eligible or certified in Internal Medicine, Neurology, Psychiatry, Pediatrics, Otolaryngology, and Family Medicine through an ACGME accredited program is a minimal requirement. Those who have additional boards are also eligible (e.g., Pulmonary Medicine, Clinical Neurophysiology). Practicing physicians wishing to specialize in Sleep Medicine are encouraged to apply.

Required Documentation:

  1. An application and personal statement
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Three letters of recommendation, preferably from faculty members who have worked with you in clinical settings.
  4. Medical Student Performance Evaluation (formerly known as the Dean's Letter)
  5. Official medical school transcripts
  6. Official copy of your United States Medical Licensing Examination scores.
    USMLE (
    3750 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3190, Telephone 215-590-9600
    (If you are enrolled in an AAMC approved medical school in the US or Canada, we will accept a copy of your school's report of your scores provided it is verified as a true copy by your Registrar and stamped with the School seal.)
  7. If you are an International Medical Graduate, a copy of your ECFMG certificate, Evaluation Status Letter from the Medical Board of California, and ECFMG and Flex/USMLE exam scores. We will not review your application without these documents.

Program Director
Anstella Robinson, MD
Clinical Associate Professor

Assistant Program Director
Chad Ruoff, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Fellowship Coordinator
Kary Newman
Telephone: (650) 721-7574

Stanford University Behavioral Sleep Medicine Fellowship Training

The BSM fellowship training program is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and a member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral Internship Center (APPIC). Our program mission is to enable trainees to sufficiently fulfill the eligibility requirements for the Behavioral Sleep Medicine Certification exam. The program provides 2,000 hours of supervised Behavioral Sleep Medicine training at the postdoctoral level as part of a full-time clinical track. Training occurs during a 12-month period, although in some circumstances the formal training period is longer than one year. The training site is located within the Stanford Sleep Medicine Center, a well-established, comprehensive, multidiscipline academic sleep disorders clinic accredited by the AASM for Sleep Medicine Fellowship.

To learn more about the training program:
Email the Program Director [fbarwick] for a training brochure.

Visit the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers website for details about the application process.

Program Training Director:
For further information on the clinical fellowship, please contact:
Fiona Barwick, Ph.D. [fbarwick]
Phone: 650-721-7558


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