Meet Ilene M. Rosen, MD, MSCE, a sleep specialist and featured physician in AMA Wire’s® “Shadow Me” Specialty Series, which offers advice directly from physicians about life in their specialties.

“Shadowing” Dr. Rosen

Specialty: Sleep medicine

Practice setting: Academic hospital within a division of sleep medicine

Years in practice: 16

A typical week in my practice:
I typically start my day at 8 a.m. I may have clinical office hours seeing patients or sessions involving reading polysomnography and home sleep apnea tests and teaching students, residents or fellows. In addition, I give lectures to trainees at all levels across multiple specialties. I also spend time assuring the overall training experience for residents and fellows at University of Pennsylvania Health System is enjoyable and conducive to learning. I typically leave work around 6 p.m. Sometimes I have to complete projects, papers, talks, patient charts or sleep study reports at home in the evenings and on weekends.