Department of Psychiatry & Human Behavior
211 South Ninth Street, Suite 500
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 955-4703

Letter from Director

Karl Doghramji

I’m delighted to learn of your interest in the Fellowship in Sleep Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University.

Our program is based within the Jefferson Sleep Disorders Center, the first sleep medicine program to be established in Philadelphia. Although the ACGME-accredited fellowship was instituted in 2005, the Center has hosted fellows since the mid 1980’s.  Our program is affiliated with Jefferson Medical College, one of the oldest and largest medical schools in the country and an institution rich with medical history.

Our primary goal is to develop independent practitioners of sleep medicine.  We provide a comprehensive curriculum which is suitable for physicians from all host disciplines.  Core faculty members include Karl Doghramji, MD (Program Director), Dimitri Markov, MD, Ritu Grewal, MD and Zhanna Fast, MD.  The program has 20 additional faculty members representing multiple disciplines including otolaryngology, pulmonary medicine, psychiatry, oral and maxillofacial surgery, neurology, psychology, pediatrics, cardiology, gastroenterology, and nutritional health. The diversity in faculty reflects the multidisciplinary nature of the curriculum.  Fellows experience patients and perform testing in a wide range of diagnostic entities, utilize and learn the gamut of therapeutic options in sleep medicine, and develop competency in the evaluation and management of inpatient and outpatient sleep disorders in all age ranges.  Fellows are also actively involved in teaching and research.  Those who have completed our program have obtained careers in both academic and clinical environments. 

I invite you to learn more about our program through this website.

If you wish to apply for a fellowship position, please forward your request to Prakash Vasudevan, Program Coordinator, at 211 S. Ninth Street, Suite 500, Philadelphia, PA 19107. You can also contact Prakash Vasudevan by telephone at 215-955-4847 or via e-mail:


Karl Doghramji, MD
Program Director, Fellowship in Sleep Medicine