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Janet Hilbert, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine; Medical Director, Yale Noninvasive Ventilation Program, Adult Sleep Medicine Program

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Janet Hilbert, MD

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  • 300 Cedar St TAC 441 South

    PO Box 208057

    New Haven, CT, 06520-8057

    United States

Janet Hilbert
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Janet Hilbert MD is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, Yale Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine section and Yale Center for Sleep Medicine. She is board-certified in internal medicine, pulmonary medicine, critical care medicine, and sleep medicine. 

Upon completion of fellowship training at Yale New Haven Hospital, Dr. Hilbert joined the Yale clinical faculty based at St. Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury CT. There, she served as Medical Director of the Intensive Care Unit and Associate Director of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine.

In 1997, Dr. Hilbert returned to Yale full-time as Assistant Professor of Medicine. She served as Associate Medical Director of the Gaylord-Yale Sleep Disorders Laboratory and later as Associate Medical Director of the Yale Center for Sleep Medicine.

From 2005 through 2015, Dr. Hilbert was an attending and consulting physician at Gaylord Sleep Medicine in North Haven CT and served as Medical Director of the Gaylord Sleep Medicine site in Guilford CT.

Dr. Hilbert returned to Yale in 2015 and currently serves as Medical Director for the Yale Noninvasive Ventilation Program. This new program incorporates a team-based approach in the sleep center to help initiate and optimize nocturnal noninvasive ventilation in patients with chronic hypoventilation due to a wide variety of disorders including neuromuscular disorders, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and restrictive thoracic disorders.

Throughout her career, Dr. Hilbert has been privileged to educate medical students, residents, fellows, clinical team members, and senior physicians. She is committed to community and patient education and is an advocate for patient-centered healthcare.

Dr. Hilbert feels most fortunate to be able to care for patients.  Her clinical focus is in Sleep Medicine, with particular interests in raising awareness of sleep issues and in treating complex sleep breathing disorders. 

Education & Training

  • MD
    SUNY Downstate Medical Center (1986)
  • BS
    Cornell University (1982)
  • Residency
    Columbia University, New York Presbyterian Hospital
  • Internship
    Columbia University, New York Presbyterian Hospital
  • Board Certification
    AB of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (1989)
  • Board Certification
    AB of Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease (1992, recertified: 2013)
  • Board Certification
    AB of Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine (Internal Medicine) (1993, recertified: 2013)
  • Board Certification
    AB of Sleep Medicine, Sleep Medicine (Internal Medicine) (1999)


  • Medical Grand Rounds, Gaylord Hospital, Wallingford, CT: “Sleep-Disordered Breathing in Neuromuscular Disease”
    Wallingford, United States 2019
  • American College of Chest Physicians (Chest) Annual Meeting, Los Angeles CA: Panel Discussion “Sleep, Circadian Disruption: A New Culprit in Lung Cancer?”
    Los Angeles, United States 2016

Professional Service

American Alliance for Healthy Sleep Medical Advisory CommitteeCommittee Member2018 - Present
Yale Noninvasive Ventilation Program Committee, Yale New Haven Hospital Sleep CenterChair2016 - Present
DynaMed PlusTopic editor (sleep)2016 - Present
Yale-New Haven Hospital/Yale Centers for Sleep Medicine Operations CommitteeCommittee Member2015 - Present
American Academy of Sleep MedicineFellow1999 - Present
American College of Chest PhysiciansPrimary Networks: Sleep Medicine, Clinical Pulmonary medicine1994 - Present
American Thoracic SocietyPrimary assembly: Sleep Respiratory and Neurobiology1992 - Present
Connecticut Thoracic Society(now called Connecticut Pulmonary Section of American Lung Association)1992 - Present

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