The Fellowship in Sleep Medicine at LSU Health Shreveport is an ACGME accredited one-year program that is designed to provide a high-quality experience in all aspects of sleep medicine. The program has a heavy emphasis on patient centered teaching in the clinic, sleep lab and hospital, plus structured reading and conferences.

Fellows have had a 100% board pass rate for the past five years.

Fellows gain experience with multiple complex sleep diagnoses, and oversee the diagnosis and management of outpatients and inpatients of all ages. Adults and children are seen in our multidisciplinary sleep center. Our two training sites are the Sleep Disorders Center at Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport and the Sleep Lab at the Overton Brooks VA Medical Center.

Although housed in neurology, the sleep center faculty who attend our teaching sleep clinics are multidisciplinary and include neurology, psychiatry, internal medicine, family medicine and pulmonary care. Sleep fellows work closely with attending physicians in a collegial and tutorial academic environment.

Oleg Chernyshev, MD, PhD

Oleg Chernyshev, MD, PhD

Professor of Neurology, Program Director for Sleep Medicine Fellowship & Vascular Neurology (Stroke) Fellowship

Our Mission

Unhealthy sleep is linked to many medical problems including heart disease, depression, and lower life expectancy. More than 20% of the American public suffers from chronic sleep disorders. The mission of the Sleep Disorders Center is to improve sleep health. This goal will be accomplished by:

  • Using a multidisciplinary and patient-centered approach to diagnose and treat the full spectrum of sleep disorders
  • Providing sleep-disorders training and education of the highest quality to sleep fellows and medical staff
  • Conducting innovative basic-science and clinical research that is directly relevant to the advancement of patient care and the discipline of sleep medicine
  • Offering public education in sleep medicine and research



Paul Bhamrah, DO

Carla Damia, MD

Catherine Hall, MD



Darian Jones
Program Coordinator
Sleep Medicine Fellowship

Maddison Coburn
GME Specialist



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For questions regarding diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders, schedule an appointment by calling 318-626-0526 or visit the website.

Sleep Medicine Fellowship

Department of Neurology

Sleep Medicine Fellowship

High Quality Training in All Aspects of Sleep Medicine