Pediatric Sleep Fellowship Program

About the program

The Pediatric Sleep Fellowship Program at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), offered in conjunction with the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, is a pediatric/adult program that covers the entire age spectrum in conjunction with ACGME board requirements.

Training is provided in both pediatric and adult sleep disorders, with separate pediatric and adult tracks offered with an emphasis on the respective age group. Applicants in the pediatric track will receive the majority of their training at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Teaching is provided by an interdisciplinary faculty, including pediatric pulmonology, neurology, otorhinolaryngology and psychology specialists.

An applicant to the pediatric track should have completed training in an accredited pediatrics residency program prior to beginning sleep training, such that the applicant could sit for the American Board of Pediatrics certifying exam.

The goal of the fellowship is to train future leaders in academic sleep medicine. Accordingly, two to three years of research (basic or clinical) are encouraged following a year of comprehensive clinical training.

The history, expertise and compassion that make Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia unique are also what makes it the best place for medical trainees.

Contact information

Thornton Mason, MD, PhD, MSCE
Associate Director, Sleep Center

Conference schedules

All conferences may be found on the Center for Sleep and Circadian Neurobiology website.

How to apply

Applications will ONLY be accepted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Please check the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and The National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) websites for additional information including specific instructions and timelines for applications and match dates. Visit the education section on the Center for Sleep and Circadian Neurobiology website to learn more about the Clinical Fellowship Program.

Instructions for application

The fellowship seeks physicians who have completed two to three years of training in an accredited residency program in order to sit for the American Board of Pediatrics certifying examination.

The materials for application include:

  1. Completed application
  2. Three letters of reference
  3. Parts 1, 2 and 3 of the USMLE, taken within the seven year time frame as required by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, or equivalent scores
  4. Medical school Dean's letter and medical school transcript
  5. If a graduate of a medical school outside the United States, Canada or Puerto Rico, valid ECFMG certificate or one that does not expire prior to the start of the fellowship


Lauren Reeve
Fellowship Coordinator
Division of Sleep Medicine
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
3624 Market Street, Suite 205
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: 215-615-0980

Other requirements

To carry out its mission, it is of critical importance for the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) to keep our patients, families and workforce safe and healthy and to support the health of our global community. In keeping with this, CHOP has mandated all workforce members (including trainees) on site at any CHOP location for any portion of their time be vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition of employment.

This mandate also applies to workforce members or trainees performing work for CHOP at non-CHOP locations. Additionally, all workforce members based in or regularly scheduled to work at any New Jersey location are mandated to be both vaccinated and boosted for COVID-19, with booster timing consistent with applicable guidelines. The CHOP COVID-19 vaccine mandate is in alignment with applicable local, state and federal mandates. CHOP also requires all workforce members and trainees who work in patient care buildings or who provide patient care to receive an annual influenza vaccine. Employees may request exemption consideration for CHOP vaccine requirements for valid religious and medical reasons. Please note start dates may be delayed until candidates are fully immunized or valid exemption requests are reviewed. In addition, candidates other than those in positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, must attest to not using tobacco products.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other protected category. CHOP is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor seeking priority referrals for protected veterans.

CHOP is committed to building an inclusive culture where employees feel a sense of belonging, connection, and community within their workplace. We are a team dedicated to fostering an environment that allows for all to be their authentic selves. We are focused on attracting, cultivating, and retaining diverse talent who can help us deliver on our mission to be a world leader in the advancement of healthcare for children.

We strongly encourage all candidates of diverse backgrounds and lived experiences to apply.

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