Meir Kryger, MD, FRCP(C)

Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary) and Clinical Professor of Nursing

Physician Biography

Meir Kryger, MD, FRCPC, joined the Yale School of Medicine and the staff of VA Connecticut Health System, November 2011. Previously he was the Director of Sleep Research and Education at Gaylord Sleep Medicine, in Wallingford, Connecticut, and before that he was a professor of medicine, at the University of Manitoba and Director of the Sleep Disorders Centre at St. Boniface Hospital Research Centre. This was the first clinical laboratory to study patients with sleep breathing problems in Canada. Dr. Kryger has published more than 200 research articles and book chapters. He is the chief editor of the most widely used text book in sleep medicine, The Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine, which is currently in its sixth edition. He is also the author of The Mystery of Sleep. His recent books published in 2009 are A Good Night’s Sleep, in 2010 the Atlas of Clinical Sleep Medicine, and in 2011 Kryger’s Sleep Medicine Review. Dr. Kryger was the first to diagnose and report obstructive sleep apnea in North America.

Clinical Interests

  • Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorders
  • Narcolepsy
  • Respiratory Tract Diseases
  • Sleep
  • Sleep Apnea Syndromes
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea, Obstructive
  • Sleep Apnea, Central

Patient Care

Accepts new patients? Yes
Patient Type: Adult; Adolescent; Child
Referrals: From patients or physicians

Patient Care Organizations

Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine: Adult Sleep Medicine Program

Yale Medicine

Office of Cooperative Research

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine AB of Internal Medicine (1976)

  • Pulmonary Disease AB of Internal Medicine (1976)

  • Sleep Medicine (Internal Medicine) AB of Internal Medicine (2009)

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Contact Info

Meir Kryger, MD, FRCP(C)
Patient Care Locations
Yale Sleep Medicine Centers1291 Boston Post Road, Ste Suite 202
Madison, CT 06443
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Yale Pulmonary & Critical Care MedicineYale New Haven Hospital
20 York Street

New Haven, CT 06510
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Yale Sleep Medicine Centers8 Devine Street
North Haven, CT 06473
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Mailing Address
Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep MedicinePO Box 208057
New Haven, CT 06520-8057