Sleep Medicine Fellowship

A one-year ACGME accredited fellowship in sleep medicine is offered by the Boston University Sleep Disorders Center beginning in July.

The Sleep Disorders Center provides comprehensive diagnosis and treatment services for individuals with all types of sleep problems including but not limited to obstructive sleep apnea, snoring, restless legs syndrome, insomnia, narcolepsy, abnormal behaviors during sleep, disruption of sleep/wake cycle and circadian rhythm and parasomnias such as sleepwalking and night terrors. Along with providing our services, our Sleep Disorders Center is committed to educating the public that a good night’s sleep is a necessity, not a luxury. Patients are seen in several weekly Sleep Disorders Clinics.

Fellowship training includes clinical evaluation and management of adults and children with sleep disorders in inpatient and outpatient settings. The Program is under the direction of Sanford Auerbach, MD, with contributing faculty from neurology, psychiatry, pulmonary medicine, otolaryngology, and pediatrics.

This program is designed to prepare interested physicians to successfully complete the examination for board certification/added qualification in Sleep Medicine, which is granted by the fellow’s primary ABMS board (ABIM/ABPN/ABP/ABO/ABFP).

Teaching faculty

Sanford H. Auerbach, MD
Program Director
Associate Professor of Neurology, BUSM

Isidore Berenbaum, MD
Director, Psychosomatic Fellowship
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, BUSM

Joshua August, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatric Neurology, BUSM
Attending, Department of Pediatric Neurology, Boston Medical Center

William DeBassio, PhD, MD, SMEpi
Associate Director, Pediatric Epilepsy and EEG
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology, BUSM

Daniel J. Gottlieb, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Director, Sleep Disorders Center, VA Boston Healthcare System

Christine M. Fitzgibbons, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, BUSM
Staff Physician, VA Boston Healthcare System

Ting-hsu Chen, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Medicine, BUSM
Staff Physician, VA Boston Healthcare System

Malvika Sharma, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, BUSM
Staff Physician, VA Boston Healthcare System

Gregory A. Grillone, MD
Professor, Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, BUSM

Michael B. Cohen, MD
Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, BUSM

Radhika Chigurupati, DMD, MS
Associate Professor and Director of Research
Director of Quality Assurance
Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Boston University School of Dental Medicine


Candidates should have completed a residency training in the U.S. or Canada in an accredited program in anesthesiology, child neurology, family medicine, internal medicine, neurology, otolaryngology, pediatrics, or psychiatry and be board-eligible.

Applications for 2025 should be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) of the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). A link to the ERAS system can be found on the NRMP website: The application period opens on July 1 for entry into the following year.

The following documentation is required to be submitted:

  • Completed ERAS Application Form
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal Statement
  • MSPE and Transcripts
  • USMLE scores
  • ECFMG Certificate (only international medical graduates)
  • Three letters of recommendation

International applicants must have a J-1 Visa or a U.S. citizen Permanent Resident status.

Boston Medical Center offers a range of benefits and stipends all listed on the BMC web pages. Follow this link to view details.

2023-2024 Fellow
Matthew Spring, MD

Sanford H. Auerbach, MD
Program Director, Sleep Medicine Fellowship
Associate Professor of Neurology
Boston University Medical Center


Program Alumni

(Where are they now?)

Patrick Mabray, MD, PhD – Pediatric Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
Maha Husainat, MD – Private Practice, Texas

Aneesh Kumar, MD – Critical Care Fellowship, University of Arizona

Wei He, MD – Tufts University Medical Center, Boston, MA
Usha Nandhini, MD – Pullman Regional Medical Center, WA

Azmin Kahriman, MD – Lahey Clinic, Burlington, MA
Feng Ye, MD – Attending Physician — Chicago Internal Medicine Practice and Research (CIMPAR)

David A. Hammer, MD – Epilepsy Fellowship at University of Pittsburgh
Ting Wu, MD – Epilepsy Fellowship at UCLA

Chantale O. Branson, MD – Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
Shih Hao Lin, MD – Guam Memorial Hospital, Tamuning, Guam

Nilofar Dudha, MD – Private Practice, Fall River, MA 02721
Derrick Manzlak, MD – Mary Washington Medical Group Sleep Medicine, Fredericksburg, VA

Jami Johnsen, MD – South Shore Hospital, South Weymouth, MA
Tatiana Filina, MD – Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA

Konstantinos D. Alysandratos, MD – Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
Jai Dev Kumar, MD – Glenwood Regional Medical Center, West Monroe, LA

Diana Alexandru, DO – Elliot Health System, Manchester, NH
Bajaj Navin, MD – Singapore General Hospital, Singapore

Andrew Westwood, MD – Columbia University, New York City, NY
Andrew Spector, MD – Duke University, Durham, NC

2011 – 2012
Okeanis Vaou, MD – UT Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX
Yelena G. Pyatkevich, MD – Takeda Pharmaceuticals

Ann Augustine, MD – Duke University, Durham, NC
Christine Fitzgibbons, MD – VA Boston Health System, Boston, MA

Kesha A. Wilford, MD – Crozer-Keystone Health System, PA
Saraswathi Muppana, MD – Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, Milton, MA

Steve Brass, MD – Chief Medical Officer at Adventist Health, Glendale, CA
Ting-Hsu Chen, MD – VA Boston Health System, Boston, MA