Meir Kryger MD, FRCPC
Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary) and Clinical Professor of Nursing
Sleep medicine; Sleep apnea therapy; Treatment compliance; Outcomes research
Dr Kryger’s research has impacted clinical practice. His research was the first to show the feasibility of using noninvasive techniques to ventilate people with post-polio syndrome in their homes. His laboratory elucidated the interaction between heart failure and sleep respiration and published the first systematic study of oxygen in this condition. He reported the first use of computers in analyzing sleep breathing patterns and validated techniques of monitoring in which diagnostic data as well as therapeutic data on CPAP is obtained during the same night. His research programs obtained funding from government and industry sources from Canada, France, and the U.S.