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Melissa Knauert, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary); Associate Program Director, Sleep Medicine Fellowship

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Melissa Knauert, MD, PhD

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Mailing Address

  • Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine

    PO Box 208057

    New Haven, CT, 06520-8057

    United States

Melissa Knauert
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Dr. Knauert received her MD and PhD degrees from the Yale School of Medicine. She completed an internal medicine residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and pulmonary, critical care and sleep fellowships at Yale University School of Medicine. She joined the PCCSM faculty in 2013. She has been a Pepper and YCCI Scholar. She is currently supported by a NHLBI K23 Award and an AASM Strategic Research Award. She has research interests focused on acute sleep deprivation in the ICU, atypical ICU sleep, and ICU circadian disruption. She attends in the medical ICU and is the Associate Director of the Sleep Fellowship Program.

Education & Training

  • MD
    Yale School of Medicine (2006)
  • PhD
    Yale University (2005)
  • ScB
    Brown University, Biochemsitry (1996)
  • Fellowship
    Yale University School of Medicine
  • Fellowship
    Yale University School of Medicine
  • Residency
    Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Internship
    Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Board Certification
    AB of Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease (2012)


  • “Sleep in the ICU: Protocol Development and Implementation”
    Montreal, Canada 2015
  • A New Frontier: Sleep in the ICU, Exploration Beyond the Sleep Laboratory
    Chicago, United States 2013

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