A widely published physician, Dr. Ramesh Sachdeva holds a Ph.D. in epidemiology from the University of Texas and is certified in sleep medicine by the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP).
ABP certifies qualified pediatricians in sleep medicine after completing training and successfully passing an exam. ABP offers this certificate in partnership with the American Board of Internal Medicine, the American Board of Family Medicine, and others.
Candidates for ABP’s sleep medicine exam must have certificates in general pediatrics or a subspecialty. Candidates also must hold an unrestricted osteopathic and/or allopathic medical license valid in a United States jurisdiction or Canada. ABP does not accept temporary or training licenses. Further, candidates must complete a one-year fellowship training program accredited by the US Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education or Canada's Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons. Those undertaking a fellowship part-time must finish it within two years.
Candidates should perform their training under the guidance of a program director who will evaluate their clinical competence and rate their ability to interpret the results of diagnostics tests, such as polysomnography (a type of sleep study) and actigraphy (a method of monitoring rest/activity cycles). Program directors also verify that candidates have completed their training. Candidates who complete their fellowship and receive satisfactory evaluations from their directors can fill out training Verification Forms with ABP. Only candidates who have filed these forms with ABP can sit for the certifying exam.
DR. RAMESH SACHDEVA - AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS EXECUTIVE LEADER