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Message from the Program Director

Eric Ten Brock, MD, program director

“Our faculty will give you the support you need as you undertake clinical and technical training and engage in research,” says Eric Ten Brock, MD, program director.

Experienced faculty, diverse training sites and comprehensive rotations ensure that your UB fellowship will thoroughly prepare you for a future in sleep medicine.

Rigorous Training with Knowledgeable Faculty

Our fellowship fulfills all requirements of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). After satisfactorily completing our one-year program, you will be board eligible in sleep medicine.

During your training you will work with faculty members who are dedicated to developing your expertise in this challenging and stimulating field. Our low fellow-to-faculty ratio creates a nurturing, gratifying learning environment.

Clinical and Technical Experiences at Diverse Sites

Our rotations provide broader patient care experience and technical training than you’d encounter in many fellowships. Training in our system of affiliated sites, you’ll work in several community-based centers and a specialty facility for veterans. Combined, our sites enhance your skills in diagnosing and managing an array of common and uncommon sleep conditions. You’ll learn about conducting sleep studies and care for patients with circadian rhythm disorders as well as sleep apnea and parasomnia patients, among others.

I am confident our pediatric rotation will expand your knowledge about sleep disorders occurring in adolescents and children while our other subspecialty rotations provide you with valuable interdisciplinary exposure and help you achieve a solid understanding of other fields involved in sleep medicine.

Research Opportunities

Our program gives you the opportunity to engage in optional research; our faculty publish in leading academic journals and will support your research ambitions. An accomplished faculty mentor will guide you as you embark on the process of writing an abstract, delivering presentations and preparing for publication.

Established Program with Proven-Effective Curriculum

Sleep medicine is a quickly evolving specialty; few institutions have a long history of involvement in the field. UB, however, has a notable history of sleep medicine training. Prior to being granted an ACGME-accredited fellowship in 2006, the university enacted a program approved by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine in 2001. We are eager to pass along our wealth of experience to you.

Multidisciplinary Training Environment

We welcome high-caliber fellows from a variety of backgrounds, including pulmonary medicine, neurology, clinical neurophysiology, psychiatry, internal medicine, family medicine and pediatrics. Our fellows' diverse backgrounds help them expand their perspectives and learn more from one another.

I encourage you to look around our website and see if our program fits your needs. Feel free to contact me with questions.

Sincerely,

Eric Ten Brock, MD
Program Director