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KSU Sleep Medicine Fellowship

KSU Sleep Medicine Fellowship

INTRODUCTION

Sleep medicine is a rapidly growing specialty in the field of medicine that became an essential specialty service in any clinical or academic institute. Over the past 25 years this field has expanded and developed in order to diagnose and treat the increasing numbers of different sleep-related disorders. Many physicians think that sleep disorders means obstructive sleep apnea only, however, the International Classification of Sleep Disorders (ICSD-2005) included more than 84 disorders. As a result, the number of clinical sleep facilities needed to diagnose and treat patients with sleep disorders has increased worldwide and structured training programs have been implemented in developed countries.

Sleep Medicine is a distinct specialty that requires one year of fellowship training after completing pulmonary, psychiatry, pediatric, otolaryngology or neurology training. Specialists in this field are well trained in sleep physiology, respiratory physiology and EEG. Performing sleep studies in the sleep disorders center (SDC) enable the treating doctor to detect many pathological changes during sleep.

The establishment of Sleep Medicine fellowship will help King Saud University (KSU) to continue its regional leading role in both clinical sleep medicine service and sleep medicine research and will expand that role to be a leader in sleep medicine training. This fellowship will be the first of its kind in the Middle East.

 

KSU Sleep Medicine Fellowship is a structured program that aims to develope the trainee skills at three levels:

  1. Clinical Science of Sleep Medicine
  2. Research SKills of Sleep Medicine
  3. SDC Management

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Program Dircetor: Prof. Ahmed Bahammam

Email: ashammam2@gmail.com

Tel: +966-1-4671784 / 4679179

Fax: +966-1-467-1039

Program Coordinator/secretary: Mrs. Omeima Salih Elzubeir

Email: sdc2008.2009@gmail.com

Tel: +966-1-4671784 / 4679179

Fax: +966-1-467-1039

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