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Melissa Knauert, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary)

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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



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 the Doris Duke Fund to Retain Clinician Scientists. She has research interests focused on acute sleep deprivation in the ICU, atypical ICU sleep, and ICU circadian disruption.

Education & Training

  • Fellowship
    Yale University School of Medicine (2013)
  • Fellowship
    Yale University School of Medicine (2012)
  • Residency
    Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (2009)
  • Internship
    Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (2007)
  • MD
    Yale School of Medicine (2006)
  • PhD
    Yale University (2005)
  • ScB
    Brown University, Biochemistry (1996)


  • Why We Sleep: Adult Sleep Structure, Function, Normal Physiology, and the Effects of Sleep Deprivation
    Phoenix, United States 2019
  • “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

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
PROSE Winner in the Textbook Category (Medicine and Clinical Science Sub-category)2020
YCCI ScholarYale Center for Clinical Investigation, Yale School of Medicine2015
Pepper ScholarYale Program on Aging, Yale School of Medicine2014
Medical Scientist Training ProgramYale University School of Medicine1998

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