Sleep Medicine Fellowship

The overall goal of our fellowship is to train our fellows to be superb academic clinicians in Sleep Medicine over a 12-month period of time, and to prepare them to be the next generation of leaders in academic sleep medicine. During the fellowship, fellows will 1. Advance their knowledge in sleep medicine 2. Be able to develop a comprehensive plan to screen, diagnose and treat sleep disorders and 3. Have an advanced understanding of conducting sleep studies, scoring and interpreting polysomnograms, and other diagnostic testing unique to sleep medicine


The Sleep Medicine Fellowship is a 12-month long training program, which includes opportunities to rotate through all sites within the Mount Sinai Health System and the Mount Sinai-National Jewish Respiratory Institute.

Fellows will evaluate patients with a variety of sleep disorders including, sleep disordered breathing, disorders of excessive somnolence, disorders of initiating and maintaining sleep, and parasomnias. They will score and interpret polysomnograms, conduct multiple sleep latency and maintenance of wakefulness testing, and have the opportunity to assess sleep hygiene in patients with disorders of initiating and maintaining sleep. There are weekly sleep conferences that will further augment the learning experience of fellows including weekly journal clubs, grand rounds, sleep case conference, sleep didactic conference and daily morning sleep study review with a board certified sleep physician and overnight sleep technicians.

Current and Past Fellows

Current Fellow

Vaishnavi Kundel, MD - Mount Sinai Medical Center
Completed Pulmonary, Critical Care Fellowship at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Past Fellow

Shilpi Ahuja, MD - Tufts University
Completed Pulmonary, Critical Care Fellowship at NYU School of Medicine

Desh Nandedkar, MD – Boston University School of Medicine
Completed Pulmonary, Critical Care Fellowship at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Robert Hiensch, MD – Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Completed Pulmonary, Critical Care Fellowship at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai>

How to Apply

The Icahn School of Medicine Program is participating in the ERAS application process and in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). The ideal candidate for our fellowship program is someone who has an interest in pursuing an academic sleep medicine career path. We define academics broadly whether it be in a clinician educator track or physician scientist track. We also include in our definition of academics a career path in quality improvement and medical education.