Program Director's Message
Winthrop's Sleep Medicine Fellowship offers a comprehensive, innovative program, with a nationally recognized faculty, who work closely with the Sleep Fellow in the completion of educational, clinical and research activities. Graduates of this program will be well prepared to provide excellent patient care and to become leaders in this challenging and rewarding specialty.
- One-year ACGME-accredited program leading to board eligibility in Sleep Medicine.
- Program Director is board certified in Sleep Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care Medicine.
- Sleep Disorders Center is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine with four full-time board certified sleep physicians on staff.
- Multidisciplinary educational and clinical interactions with Pulmonologists, Pediatricians, Neurologists Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Otolaryngologists, Dentists and Oral/Maxillofacial Surgeons.
- Close interaction with a very active bariatric surgery program, including pre-operative and post-operative management.
- Active clinical research programs.
- Close interaction with subspecialty fellows including Pulmonary/Critical Care and Pediatric Pulmonary as well as with Internal Medicine housestaff.
- Extremely active outpatient experience, including adult and pediatric patients with a wide spectrum of sleep disorders.
- Generous house staff benefits, including heavily subsidized housing and complimentary meals
Curriculum Fellow sees approximately 800 consultations per year, and assumes significant responsibility for patients managed on the inpatient and outpatient services by Sleep Medicine Faculty. Fellows are trained in the technological aspects of Sleep Medicine including performance and interpretation of polysomnograms, multiple sleep latency tests and actigraphy. The fellowship stresses the multidisciplinary nature of Sleep Medicine and the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to the management of patients with sleep disorders.
Rotations in Months
|Number of Months||10||2||8|
|PGY 4||Adult and Pediatric Sleep Disorders Clinic||Research||Inpatient Sleep Consult Service
(responsibility for Sleep Medicine consults and peri-operative management of bariatric surgery patients).
- Michael D. Weinstein, MD, Program Director, Sleep Medicine Fellowship, Director of Sleep Disorders Center. Assistant Professor of Medicine, SUNY at Stony Brook School of Medicine. Research interest: Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS), cardiovascular effects of OSA
- Mary Cataletto, MD , Director of Pediatric Sleep Medicine, Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, SUNY at Stony Brook School of Medicine. Research interest: Sleep-disordered breathing in children with congenital/developmental abnormalities
- Peter Spiegler, MD, Director of the Medical Intensive Care Unit. Assistant Professor of Medicine, SUNY at Stony Brook School of Medicine. Research interest: Sleep-disordered breathing
- Shalinee Chawla, MD, Associate Director of the Medical Intensive Care Unit. Assistant Professor of Medicine, SUNY at Stony Brook School of Medicine. Research interest: Cognitive-behavioral approaches to treatment of insomnia
- Qanta Ahmed, MD, Attending, Sleep disorders Medicine, Division of Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine; Associate Professor of Medicine, SUNY at Stony Brook School of Medicine