Medical Education / Training

Sleep Surgery


Fellowship / Clinical Instructorship (non-ACGME)


  • Expected Duties: 70% clinical, 25% research, 5% teaching
  • Mean number of procedures each year:
  • Drug-induced Sleep endoscopy (DISE): 150
  • Nasal Procedures: 90
  • Palatopharyngoplasty: 70
  • Maxillomandibular advancement (MMA): 60
  • Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulation: 50
  • Genioglossus/genioplasty: 55
  • Distraction osteogenesis maxillary expansion (DOME): 30
  • Facial trauma and skeletal surgery: 45
  • Typical weekly fellow schedule:(general idea/varies per week)
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
OR / Clinic OR(pm)/
Clinic/ Academic
Clinic /
OR / Academic
Fellow's Clinic(am)/
Clinic / Academic 



Visiting Researchers



Visiting Observers


Sleep Surgery Division accepts medical doctors for observation periods of two to four weeks. The goal of observation of patient care in clinics and in the operating room is for the observer to gain insight into our clinical techniques and our operating room procedures and methods in regards to sleep surgery. The main requirement for doctors who want to observe is strong interest in the field of sleep surgery and significant knowledge regarding sleep apnea management. Visiting observers are allowed to participate in departmental educational activities while they are observing.

Visiting observers must complete an extensive medical clearance process before coming to Stanford which typically takes about a month to complete. It is also necessary to find a time that works with the host faculty member’s schedule. We do not obtain visas for visiting observers. If you are not US citizens, you will need a business or tourist visa.

If you are interested in observing Sleep Surgery faculty, please send your CV and a statement about why you are interested to Olga Komin, Administrative Associate for the Division of Sleep Surgery.