University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health

University of Wisconsin Sleep Medicine Fellowship

Director's Welcome

The UW Sleep Medicine Fellowship Program offers extensive clinical experiences with seamless integration between adult and pediatric sleep medicine. We consider fellowship applicants from all eligible subspecialties, and tailor training to meet each learner’s educational needs. Read the program director's welcome.

Program Contact Information

David Plante, MD, PhD
Fellowship Director

Shannon Shields
Fellowship Coordinator
(608) 232-3307

Correspondence or additional application materials may be submitted via regular mail or email.

David Plante, MD, PhD
c/o Shannon Shields
Wisconsin Sleep
6001 Research Park Blvd.
Madison, WI 53719

The University of Wisconsin Sleep Medicine Fellowship Program is unique, offering a strong conjoint training program with faculty mentors who are world-renowned leaders in the field of adult and pediatric Sleep Medicine. These faculty mentors serve as principal investigators for National Institutes of Health-funded individual and multicenter research programs.

Our ACGME-accredited fellowship is a one-year clinical fellowship. Our diverse multi-specialty faculty is engaged in training fellows. Training covers multiple aspects of sleep medicine including sleep-disordered breathing, insomnia, narcolepsy, pediatric sleep, parasomnias, restless legs syndrome, neurodegenerative disorders, pharmacology of sleep and sleep surgery involving both children and adults.


Program Showcase and Outcomes

  • A customized educational experience for trainees from all eligible specialty backgrounds.
  • Full integration of adult and pediatric sleep medicine training.
  • Cutting-edge and emerging technologies in sleep medicine and sleep research.
  • Opportunities to advance your career through conference presentations and publications.  

Living in Madison

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Accreditation and Certification

The UW Sleep Medicine Fellowship Program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. This fellowship fulfills the requirements for Sleep Medicine training. Fellows are eligible to take the Sleep Medicine Certification Exam on a bi-annual basis (the exam is offered every 2 years) upon completion of their fellowship.