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Janet Hilbert, MD

Associate Professor; Medical Director, Yale Noninvasive Ventilation Program, Adult Sleep Medicine Program

Biography

Janet Hilbert MD is an Associate 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. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, a fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians, and a member of the American Thoracic Society.

Dr. Hilbert has an active clinical practice at the Yale Center for Sleep Medicine and serves as the Medical Director for the Yale Noninvasive Ventilation Program within the Center. This program incorporates a team-based approach 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.

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

  • Fellowship
    Yale University, Yale New Haven Hospital (1992)
  • Residency
    Columbia University, New York Presbyterian Hospital (1989)
  • Internship
    Columbia University, New York Presbyterian Hospital (1987)
  • MD
    SUNY Downstate Medical Center (1986)
  • BS
    Cornell University (1982)

Activities

  • PCCSM Grand Rounds: Long-Term Home Noninvasive Ventilation in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
    New Hyde Park, United States 2021
  • Noninvasive Ventilation in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
    Danbury, United States 2020
  • American Thoracic Society Annual Meeting/International Conference: A Rare Cause of Dyspnea and Orthopnea Treated with Noninvasive Ventilation
    Philadelphia, United States 2020
  • Yale Sleep Symposium: Sleep and the Heart: “Obstructive Sleep Apnea Screening in Clinical Practice”
    New Haven, United States 2019
  • Changing the Narrative: Sleep for Performance
    New Haven, United States 2019
  • Cornell Nutrition Program, Cornell University, Ithaca, “Sleep and Wellness”
    Ithaca, United States 2019
  • 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/International Conference: Hypoxemia Due to Pulmonary Leukemic Infiltrates in a Patient with Newly Diagnosed T-cell Pro-lymphocytic Leukemia
    San Antonio, United States (2018-2019)
  • Medical Grand Rounds, Bridgeport Hospital, Bridgeport, CT: “Current Concepts in Obstructive Sleep Apnea: OSA Heterogeneity and Implications for Management”
    Bridgeport, United States 2018
  • Sleep for Performance
    Ithaca, United States 2018
  • Understanding Sleep Apnea
    Ithaca, United States 2018
  • Yale Sleep Symposium: Sleep Disorders in the High Acuity Setting: “Nocturnal Noninvasive Ventilation in Chronic Hypoventilation Syndromes”
    West Haven, United States 2017
  • Women’s Medical Association of Fairfield County: “Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A Patient-Centered Approach to Evaluation and Management”
    Westport, United States 2017
  • American College of Chest Physicians (Chest) Annual Meeting/International Conference: Panel Discussion “Sleep, Circadian Disruption: A New Culprit in Lung Cancer?”
    Los Angeles, United States 2016
  • Yale Sleep Symposium: Advances in the Treatment of Common Sleep Disorders: “Patient-Centered Care in Patients with Sleep Disorders”
    New Haven, United States 2015
  • Connecticut Thoracic Society Annual Meeting and Scientific Session, Hartford CT: “Home Sleep Testing: Pro/Con Debate”
    Hartford, United States 2010
  • Gaylord Sleep Symposium, Wallingford, CT: “Obstructive Sleep Apnea: When to Suspect, Why to Evaluate, How to Manage”
    Wallingford, United States 2010
  • Gaylord Sleep Symposium, Madison, CT: “Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Key Concepts”
    Madison, United States 2009
  • Medical Grand Rounds, Gaylord Hospital, Wallingford CT: “The ABC’s of Positive Airway Pressure Therapy”
    Wallingford, United States 2008
  • Medical Grand Rounds, Midstate Medical Center, Meridan CT: “Obstructive Sleep Apnea”
    Meriden, United States 2005
  • Medical Grand Rounds, St. Mary’s Hospital, Waterbury, CT: “Obstructive Sleep Apnea”
    Waterbury, United States 2002
  • Northeastern Sleep Society Meeting: Health Consequences of Sleep Disorders, New Haven CT: “Movement Disorders”
    New Haven, United States 2001
  • American Thoracic Society Annual Meeting/International Conference: "Hypersomnia”
    San Francisco, United States 2001
  • Medical Grand Rounds, Greenwich Hospital, Greenwich, CT: “Obstructive Sleep Apnea
    Greenwich, United States 2001
  • American Thoracic Society Annual Meeting/International Conference: "The effect of antioxidant supplementation on bronchoalveolar lavage superoxide dismutase, catalase, and glutathione peroxidase in human smokers.”
    Miami, United States 1998

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
FellowshipAmerican Academy of Sleep Medicine2009
FellowshipAmerican College of Chest Physicians2004
ACCP Governor for ConnecticutAmerican College of Chest Physicians2002
AAMC Women Liaison OfficerAssociation of American Medical Colleges1994

Professional Service

OrganizationRoleDate
Connecticut Pulmonary Section, American Lung Association Annual Meeting Program Planning CommitteeChair2021
Sleep Symposium for Yale Students, Faculty, and Staff, in partnership with Yale Work-Life and Being Well at Yale "Healthy Sleep throughout Life"Director2020
American Thoracic Society, Sleep Respiratory and Neurobiology Web Committee, Patient Education Task ForceCommittee Member2020 - Present
Smilow Wellness Workshop, Yale New Haven Hospital "Catching some zzz’s: healthy sleep behaviors”Presenter/Speaker2019 - Present
Connecticut Pulmonary Section, American Lung Association Annual Meeting Program Planning CommitteeCommittee Member2019 - Present
Associated Professional Sleep Societies: American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) and the Sleep Research Society (SRS)Abstract Grader 2019 - 2020
Aging and Adult Services, Branford CT: "Sleep and Aging”, Aging Mastery CoursePresenter/Speaker2018
Sleep Symposium for Yale Students, Faculty, and Staff, in partnership with Yale Work-Life and Being Well at Yale "Four Weeks to Better Sleep"Director2018 - 2019
American Alliance for Healthy Sleep Medical Advisory CommitteeCommittee Member2018 - Present
Yale Noninvasive Ventilation Program Committee, Yale New Haven Hospital Sleep CenterChair2016 - Present
"Treatment for Sleep Apnea: A Personalized Approach" multidisciplinary educational symposium for the public (sleep medicine, otorhinolaryngology, dentistry)Director2016 - 2017
DynaMed PlusTopic editor (sleep)2016 - Present
Yale-New Haven Hospital/Yale Centers for Sleep Medicine Operations CommitteeCommittee Member2015 - Present
Yale Sleep Medicine Fellow Selection Committee, Yale School of MedicineCommittee Member2015 - Present
Yale-New Haven Hospital/Yale Centers for Sleep Medicine Operations CommitteeCommittee Member2015 - Present
Medical Staff Committee, Gaylord Specialty HealthcareChair2011 - 2012
Standards of Performance Committee, Gaylord Specialty HealthcareCommittee Member2010 - 2012
Medical Staff Committee, Gaylord Specialty HealthcareVice Chair2010 - 2011
Portable Sleep Monitoring Development Committee, Gaylord Sleep MedicineChair2007 - 2009
Electronic Medical Record Implementation Committee, Gaylord Specialty HealthcareLiaison2007 - 2009
North East Sleep Society Annual Meeting Program Planning CommitteeCommittee Member2007 - 2008
Continuing Education Committee, Gaylord Specialty HealthcareCommittee Member2006 - 2012
Gaylord Sleep Medicine Fellow Selection CommitteeMember2005 - 2009
Gaylord Sleep Medicine Community EducationPresenter/Speaker2005 - 2015
Technology Subcommittee, Yale Educational Policy Committee, Yale UniversityCommittee Member2002 - 2003
Yale Pediatric Respiratory Sleep Medicine Faculty Search Committee, Yale UniversityCommittee Member2002 - 2003
American College of Chest Physicians (Governor for Connecticut)ACCP Governor for Connecticut2002 - 2003
Sleep Medicine Training in Pulmonary Fellowship Working Group, Association of Pulmonary and Critical Care Program Directors Executive CommitteeAdvisor2002 - 2003
American Academy of Sleep Medicine Fellowship Training CommitteeCommittee Member2000 - 2003
North East Sleep Society Annual Meeting Program Planning CommitteeCommittee Member2000 - 2001
Connecticut Thoracic Society Membership CommitteeChair1999 - 2002
American Academy of Sleep MedicineFellow1999 - Present
Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine (Yale track) Fellow Selection Committee, Yale UniversityCommittee Member1997 - 2003
Member, Yale Internal Medicine (Traditional track) Intern Selection Committee, Yale UniversityCommittee Member1997 - 2002
American Academy of Sleep MedicineMember1997 - 1999
Sleep Disorders Medical Advisory Committee, St. Mary’s HospitalCo-Chair1995 - 1997
Advisory Board, Respiratory Care Program, Naugatuck Valley Community Technical CollegeDirector1995 - 1997
Connecticut Thoracic Society Executive CommitteeCommittee Member1995 - 1996
Quality Coordinating Council, St. Mary’s HospitalCommittee Member1994 - 1997
Medical Peer Review Committee, St. Mary’s HospitalCommittee Member1994 - 1997
Respiratory Clinical Pathways Committee, St. Mary’s HospitalChair1994 - 1997
Association of American Medical CollegesLiaison1994
American College of Chest PhysiciansFellow, Primary Networks: Sleep Medicine, Home-Based Mechanical Ventilation and Neuromuscular Disease, Clinical Pulmonary Medicine1994 - Present
Intensive Care Unit Committee, St. Mary’s HospitalChair1992 - 1997
ICU Joint Practice Committee, St. Mary’s HospitalChair1992 - 1997
Member, Yale Internal Medicine Intern (Primary Care track) Selection Committee, Yale UniversityCommittee Member1992 - 1997
Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine (Clinical track) Fellow Selection Committee, Yale UniversityCommittee Member1992 - 1996
Advisory Board, Respiratory Care Program, Naugatuck Valley Community Technical CollegeCommittee Member1992 - 1995
American College of Chest PhysiciansMember1992 - 1994
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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