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Henry Yaggi

MD, MPH, BA
Associate Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary); Vice Chief of Research, Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine; Associate Director, Yale Pulmonary/Critical Care Fellowship Program, Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine; Director, Yale Centers for Sleep Medicine, Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine

Contact Information

Henry Yaggi, MD, MPH, BA

Patient Care Locations

Office Location

Mailing Address

  • Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine

    PO Box 208057, 300 Cedar Street

    New Haven, CT, 06520-8057

    United States

Appointments

Biography

Dr. Yaggi is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Yale University School of Medicine and Director of the Yale Program in Sleep Medicine. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine. He is a Principal Investigator at the national VA Clinical Epidemiology Research Center. His research interest is the clinical epidemiology of sleep-disordered breathing, with a focus on the diverse health implications of sleep apnea and an emphasis on informing clinical care. Within this larger domain, his work has focused on 3 specific topics: sleep apnea as a risk factor for adverse cardiovascular and metabolic health outcomes; prognostic factors for adverse cardiovascular and metabolic health outcomes in patients with sleep-disordered breathing; and the impact of diagnosing and treating sleep apnea (using home-based strategies) on cardiovascular risk.

Education & Training

  • MPH
    Yale School of Public Health, Chronic Disease Epidemiology (2003)
  • MD
    University of Maryland/Baltimore County (1996)
  • BA
    Johns Hopkins University (1992)
  • Fellow
    Yale-New Haven Hospital
  • VA Clinical Scholar Research Fellow
    Yale University
  • Resident
    Yale-New Haven Hospital
  • Board Certification
    AB of Sleep Medicine, Sleep Medicine (2004)

Activities

  • Sleep and Recovery: Two Clinical Paradigms
    New York, United States 2019
  • Cluster Analysis of Symptoms and Polysomnographic Data: A Useful Predictive Tool?
    Vancouver, Canada 2019
  • Improving Functional Outcomes Post Stroke through the Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea
    St. Louis, United States 2019
  • Sleep Medicine 2019 Year in Review
    New Orleans, United States 2019
  • Sleep Apnea Phenotypes and Cardiovascular Outcomes.
    New Orleans, United States 2019
  • Sleep Medicine Board Review: SEEK Questions
    New Orleans, United States 2019
  • Polysomnographic Phenotypes in Sleep Apnea and Their Cardiovascular Implications
    Tampere, Finland 2019
  • Cardiovascular Disease and Sleep Apnea : Does Treatment Make a Difference for Stroke, Hypertension, and Atrial Fibrillation.
    San Antonio, United States 2018
  • When and how to work-up Obstructive Sleep Apnea among patients with complex comorbidities in the inpatient setting
    San Antonio, United States 2018
  • Polysomnographic Phenotypes and their Cardiovascular Implications
    Baltimore, United States 2018
  • I Didn’t Sleep At All Last Night: The Sleep Disrupted Patient
    Panama City, Panama 2018
  • Reducing Cardiovascular Risk through the treatment of Obstructive Sleep ApneaPanama City, Panama
    Panama City, Panama 2018
  • CAT-HF Trial
    Louisville, United States 2017
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Stroke
    Lyon, France 2017
  • Reducing Cardiovascular Risk Through the Treatment of Sleep Apnea
    Lyon, France 2017
  • Multiple Small Feedings of the Mind: Sleep Medicine
    San Diego, United States 2017
  • Meet the Professor: I Didn’t Sleep at All Last Night
    San Diego, United States 2017
  • Polysomnogrphic Phenotypes ope Sleep Apnea and their Cardiovascular Implications
    London, United Kingdom 2017
  • Adaptive Servo Ventilation: What is it good for? Absolutely Nothing?
    Los Angeles, United States 2016
  • The Results of the Sleep Apnea Cardiovascular Endpoints (SAVE) Trial. Should we be using CPAP among asymptomatic patients?
    Los Angeles, United States 2016
  • The Clinical Year in Review: Sleep-Disordered Breathing”
    Denver, United States 2016
  • Women and Sleep Disorders: Current Strategies
    Washington, United States 2016
  • Sleep Apnea and Stroke
    Seoul, South Korea 2015
  • Multiple Small Feedings of the Mind: Sleep Medicine
    Boston, United States 2015
  • The Sleep Tight Study: Sleep Apnea Treatment and CVD Reduction
    San Diego, United States 2014
  • Auto-titrating CPAP for patients with acute transient ischemic attack: a randomized feasibility study
    San Diego, United States 2014
  • The Treatment of Sleep Apnea Among Patients with Stroke
    Valencia, Spain 2013
  • The Clinical Year in Review: Sleep-Disordered Breathing
    Baltimore, United States 2013
  • Sleep Apnea and Stroke
    Atlanta, United States 2012
  • The Treatment of Sleep Apnea and Stroke
    Boston, United States 2012
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Stroke
    Honolulu, United States 2011
  • Comorbid Sleep Disorders in PTSD
    Minneapolis, United States 2011
  • The Management of Sleep Apnea in Stroke
    Denver, United States 2011
  • The Clinical Epidemiology of Sleep-disordered Breathing and Cardiovascular Disease
    Las Vegas, United States 2011
  • Sleep Medicine for the Primary Care Provider
    Stonington, United States 2011
  • Sleep Apnea and Stroke: Waking Up to Syndrome Zzzz
    Columbus, United States 2010
  • Sleep and Stroke
    Boston, United States 2010
  • Auto-titrating CPAP for patients with acute Stroke: a randomized feasibility study
    San Diego, United States 2010
  • Auto-titrating CPAP for patients with acute transient ischemic attack: a randomized feasibility study
    San Diego, United States 2009
  • Sleep-Disordered Breathing and Stroke
    San Diego, United States 2009
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Cardiovascular Disease: Waking up to Syndrome Zzz
    Hanover, United States 2009
  • Racial/Ethnic Differences in Sleep-Disordered Breathing: Contributing Factors and Implications
    San Diego, United States 2009
  • Cardiovascular Consequences of Obstructive Sleep: Approaches to Management
    San Diego, United States 2009
  • The Cardiovascular and Metabolic Implications of Obstructive Sleep Apnea
    Philadelphia, United States 2008
  • Clinical Year in Review: Sleep Medicine
    Toronto, Canada 2008
  • Cardiovascular Outcomes of Obstructive Sleep Apnea
    Toronto, Canada 2008
  • Prognostic Factors for Vascular Outcomes in Obstructive Sleep Apnea
    New Haven, United States 2008
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea as a Risk Factor for Coronary Events and Cardiovascular Death
    Toronto, Canada 2008
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea as a Risk Factor for Type 2 Diabetes
    Toronto, Canada 2008
  • Sleep-disordered Breathing and Sleep Restriction as a Risk Factor for Type 2 Diabetes
    Delhi, India 2007
  • Sleep-disordered Breathing and Sleep Restriction as a Risk Factor for Type 2 Diabetes
    Kolkata, India 2007
  • The Association between Sleep-Disordered Breathing and Type 2 Diabetes
    Chicago, United States 2007
  • A Clinical Prognostic System for Cardiovascular Outcomes in Obstructive Sleep Apnea
    San Diego, United States 2007
  • Sleep-Disordered Breathing as a Novel Cerebrovascular Risk Factor
    Salt Lake City, United States 2006
  • Prognostic Factors of Vascular Outcomes in Obstructive Sleep Apnea
    Hartford, United States 2006
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea as a Risk Factor for Cardiovascular Disease
    Providence, United States 2006
  • Sleep duration as a risk factor for type 2 diabetes
    New Orleans, United States 2004
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea as a Risk Factor for Stroke or Death
    Seattle, United States 2003

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Mentee Andrey Zinchuk, 12th Annual Young Investigators AwardRespiratory Disease Forum2019
Mentee Andrey Zinchuk selected as Young investigator of the YearAssociated Professional Sleep Society, National SLEEP Meeting2018
"Cardiovascular Phenotypes and their Cardiovascular Implications" cited as a top 10 article of the yearAssociated Professional Sleep Society, National SLEEP Meeting2018
"Cardiovascular phenotypes and their cardiovascular implication in Obstructive Sleep Apnea" Highlighted paperBritish Thoracic Society2017
Faculty Achievement Award for Accomplishment in ResearchYale University School of Medicine, Department of Medicine2010
Ralph Horowitz Annual Lecturer in Clinical EpidemiologyYale University School of Medicine, Department of Medicine2010
Advanced Career Development AwardVA Clinical Science Research and Development Service2008
A Top 5 Cited Article in Sleep Medicine, “Obstructive Sleep Apnea as a Risk Factor for Stroke and Death” cited by AmericanAmerican Thoracic Society2006
“The Year in Medicine from A to Z” ; (cited our research related to obstructive sleep apnea and stroke). Highlighted on Today Show.Time Magazine2005
Master’s Thesis with Honors in Public HealthYale University School of Epidemiology and Public Health2003
Stephen R. Shell Memorial Internal Medicine Housestaff Award for Commitment to Patient CareYale New Haven Hospital1999
Silver Scholarship for Excellence in Community ServiceUniversity of Maryland School of Medicine1996
Community Service Award, “STOP AIDS"University of Maryland School of Medicine1996
The Homewood Award for Outstanding Civic Contribution, "Project Outreach"The Johns Hopkins University1992
Phi Beta KappaThe Johns Hopkins University1992

Professional Service

OrganizationRoleDate
NIH/NHLBI (U01) "New Epidemiology Cohort Studies in Heart, Lung, Blood and Sleep Disorders"Committee Member2019
Sleep in Heavenly Peace (Construction of Beds for Children in New Haven)Participant2019 - Present
New Haven Bed Race, Fundraiser for the Connecticut Burns Care FoundationVolunteer2018 - Present
CHEST, Sleep Medicine Board Review Course, Pheonix, AZChair2017 - 2019
Bayer Advisory Board, New Medical Therapy for Sleep Apnea, Bayer PharmaceuticalsCommittee Member2017
Closer to Free Ride, Fundraiser for Smilow Cancer CenterParticipant2017 - Present
ALA Autumn Trek, Fundraiser for the American Lung AssociationParticipant2016 - Present
Yale Center for Clinical Investigation (YCCI), Study Section for YCCI Clinical and Community Research Scholar AwardsCommittee Member2015 - 2017
CHEST Sleep Medicine Board Review Course, Orlando, FLCo-Chair2015 - 2017
Device Advisory Board for Upper Airway Neurtostimulation to Treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea, FDAMember of the FDA Advisory Committee​ to Aproqave Upper Airway Neurostimulation for the Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea2014
National Sleep Foundation, course: “Managing Sleep Disorders in the Primary Care Setting” Orange, CTChair2014
Medical Disorders and Sleep Symposium, Associated Professional Sleep Societies, Minneapolis MNChair2014
Research Advisory Panel, Food and Drug Administration, Upper Airway Neurostimulation for the Treatment of Obstructive Sleep ApneaMember2014
NIH/NHLBI, Developing Measures of Adherence and Efficacy for Oral Appliances in the Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Small Business Innovation GrantCommittee Member2014
ATS Taskforce for Promoting Sleep in the ICUTaskforce to Promote Sleep in the ICU2014
Sleep Clinical and Research Committee Network, VAChair2012 - Present
American Thoracic Society, Sleep Respiratory Neurobiology Planning CommitteeCommittee Member2012 - Present
Clinical Science Research and Development Cooperative Studies Network of Dedicated Enrollment Sites Program (NODES)Committee Member2011
Yale University CTSA appointee, National Sleep Research NetworkCommittee Member2011 - Present
Scientific Symposium, American Thoracic Society International Conference, “Should We Treat Asymptomatic Sleep Apnea Patients?", New Orleans LAChair2010
Yale Section of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine; Fellowship Research Advisory CommitteeCommittee Member2010 - Present
Institutional Review Board/Human Studies Subcommittee, VA Connecticut Healthcare SystemBoard Member2009 - 2012
Scientific Symposium, American Thoracic Society International Conference, "Sleep-Disordered Beyond Obestiy: The Role of Gender, Race, and Genetics", San Diego, CAChair2009
American Thoracic Society, Sleep Respiratory Neurobiology Program CommitteeCommittee Member2008 - 2010
Mini-symposium, "Neurological Correlates of Obstructive Sleep Apnea", The Associated Professional Sleep Societies National Meeting, Baltimore MDChair2008
Mini Symposium, "Sleep Apnea as a Mechanism of Atheroschlerosis: A Translational Approach", American Thoracic Society International Conference, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaChair2008
VA Clinical Science R&D Career Development ProgramCommittee Member2008
Dean's Advisory Committee, Yale School of Public HealthCommittee Member2008 - Present
Plenary Session, "Sleep Apnea and Cardiovascular Diseases", American College of Chest Physicians CHEST Meeting, Salt Lake City UTChair2006
Yale School of Medicine, Residency Program: Sleep, Alertness, and Fatigue Education in Residency (S.A.F.E.R).Committee Member2006 - Present
Home Oxygen/CPAP Committee, VA Connecticut Healthcare SystemBoard Member2006 - Present
NEJM, JAMA, AJRCCM, Sleep, Sleep Med, J Clin Sleep Med, Sleep and Breathing, Sleep Res, Stroke, Respir Med, Neurology, Thorax, Annals Int MedReviewer2006 - Present
Department of Medicine, Intern Selection CommitteeCommittee Member2005 - Present
Channel 8 Television New Haven, NBC 30, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, The Baltimore Sun, New Haven Register, and National Public RadioFeatured Expert and Consultant2005 - Present
SARAH Foundation (supporting adults with intellectual disabilities)Consultant2005 - Present

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