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  • Fuad Abujarad

    Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

    Dr. Abujarad research is interdisciplinary and focuses on the design, development, and use of Health Information Technology (HIT) tools in the domain of public health, clinical, as well as health services research.

     He is currently studying the use of automated screening, motivational interviewing, virtual coaching, and mHealth to enhance identifying elder mistreatment at the point-of-care. Another project is examining the effect of enhancing e-referral to deliver a comprehensive, multi-sector-connected-service model via a community-driven coordinated-case-management approach to improve older adults’ capacity for self-care. A third project is using HIT to build and strengthen the personal care aides (PCAs) workforce to meet the overwhelming demand for high-quality, lower-cost supports and services for older adults at home through an implementation of a new more efficient and cost-effective way. Also, he is studying the use of HIT to prevent abuse, neglect, and exploitation of older adults in long-term care settings.

     Dr. Abujarad is also studying the use of HIT to improve the Informed Consent process. He is the PI on the “Patient-Centered Virtual Multimedia Interactive Informed Consent (VIC)” an R21 funded by AHRQ. In this study, he developed and evaluated a reusable infrastructure that will enable the informed consent process to be performed on handheld devices (e.g. iPads) utilizing interactive multimedia libraries (e.g. graphics, video clips, animations, presentations, etc.) designed to enhance patient comprehension and quality of care.

    As a computer scientist, his research focused on software solutions for healthcare service challenges. His background in computer science enables him to refine the design, as well as implementation and deployment of health systems, that is easy-to-use, user-friendly, and feasible. 

  • Marc Auerbach

    Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Emergency Medicine) and of Emergency Medicine; Co-chair INSPIRE (International Network for Simulation Based Pediatric Innovation Research and Education); Director, Pediatric Simulation, Yale Center for Medical Simulation; Medical Director, CT Emergency Medical Services for Children, State Partnership Grant; Associate Director of Pediatric Simulation, Department of Pediatrics; Associate Pediatric Trauma Medical Director; PEMnetwork.org Faculty Advisor/Moderator/Blogger; Co-chair International Pediatric Simulation Society, Webinar series

    Marc Auerbach is the Director of Pediatric Simulation and Associate Medical Director of Trauma at Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital. Marc is the Co-chair of INSPIRE (International Network for Simulation-based Pediatric Innovation Research and Education), the largest simulation based research network in the world, with multiple ongoing projects and over 1.5 million dollars in grant funding.

    Marc completed a K30 Masters of Science in Clinical Investigation with a focus in translational medicine at New York University and post-graduate course work on simulation at Harvard’s Center for Medical Simulation.

    He has substantial leadership experiences in trauma and simulation research as a board member of the International Pediatric Simulation Society, co-chair of the Pediatric Academic Society’s Special Interest Group on Simulation-Based Research and as a leader on the Pediatric Trauma Society’s Guideline Committee.

    He has served as the principal investigator on multiple funded trauma and simulation research projects to ensure the optimal care for ill and injured children. This includes a grant-funded project using simulation training for disaster preparedness, a regional trauma simulation program, a local office based preparedness program. Most recently he has served as the PI of the ImPACTS study, a national effort to describe, measure and improve the quality of care provided to critically ill and injured pediatric patients in emergency departments using simulation. Marc is currently PI on an AHRQ grant that aims to redesign the process of transitioning injured children from community hospitals to trauma centers. Additionally he is collaborating on an AHRQ grant to develop a screen-based simulation for pediatric disaster triage training.

  • Lori Bastian

    Professor of Internal Medicine (General Medicine); Section Chief of General Internal Medicine VA Connecticut Healthcare System; Director, Pain Research, Informatics, Multimorbidities, and Education (PRIME) Center

    I began my 27 year research career at Duke University and the Durham VA in 1991 and moved to VA Connecticut and University of Connecticut in 2012. In January 2016, I was appointed Section Chief of Chief of General Internal Medicine at VA Connecticut in West Haven. In this role, I oversee the academic development and clinical productivity of the hospitalists, primary care, and research faculty based at VA Connecticut. In February 2016, I was appointed the Director and Principal Investigator of the Pain Research, Informatics, Multimorbidities, and Education (PRIME) Center of Excellence at VA Connecticut. This is a 5-year center grant with over 3 million in infrastructure support for multidisciplinary research focusing on improving pain in Veterans. In 2018, The PRIME Center received a 5-year renewal to 2023.

  • Cynthia Brandt

    Professor of Emergency Medicine and of Anesthesiology

    Dr. Brandt completed a general Preventive Medicine residency at Madigan Army Medical Center in 1989 and a post-doctoral fellowship sponsored by the National Library of Medicine at Yale School of Medicine in 1997. She is board certified in Preventive Medicine and Clinical Informatics. Her research is interdisciplinary and focuses on issues related to the design, development and use of informatics tools in the domain of clinical research, as well as health services research.

  • Sarwat Chaudhry

    Associate Professor of Medicine (General Medicine); Associate Dean for Student Research, Office of Education; Co-Director, National Clinician Scholars Program

    Sarwat Chaudhry, MD is a board-certified internist who completed her clinical training at the University of Chicago. She came to Yale for the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, and now holds a faculty position as Associate Professor of Medicine in the Section of General Medicine. Her work focuses on improving the care and outcomes of hospitalized patients, with a focus on older patients hospitalized for cardiovascular disease. Dr. Chaudhry serves as Associate Dean of Student Research and is Co-Director of the National Clinician Scholars Program at Yale.

  • Geoffrey Chupp

    Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary); Director, Yale Center for Asthma and Airways Disease (YCAAD); Director, Pulmonary Function Laboratory, Yale-New Haven Hospital

    After graduating from Tufts University and the George Washington School of Medicine, Dr. Geoffrey Chupp completed a residency in Internal Medicine at the Tufts University School of Medicine and a Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship at Boston University School of Medicine. In 1997 Dr. Chupp came to Yale in 1997 and developed the Yale Center for Asthma and Airways Disease. This multifaceted program is a multidisciplinary clinical program that focuses on the care of patients with severe as and other complicated airways diseases, a center for translational research in airways disease, and a center where patients can participate in cutting edge industry sponsored research trials. The success of YCAAD has recently been realized with the publications on novel observations on chitinases in patients with asthma recruited from this multidisciplinary center.

  • Paul D Cleary

    Anna M. R. Lauder Professor of Public Health (Health Policy) and Professor of Sociology and in the Institute for Social and Policy Studies; Director, Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS (CIRA)

    Paul D. Cleary, Ph.D. is the Anna M.R. Lauder Professor of Public Health in the Department of Health Policy and Management. He served as Dean of the Yale School of Public Health from 2006 to 2017. He holds secondary positions as Professor of Sociology and in the Institute for Social and Institute for Social and Policy Studies. He directs the Yale Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS (CIRA), which provides infrastructure support to over 50 research and training grants and over 180 affiliated scientists and community members.

    Dr. Cleary received his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Wisconsin. His earliest work focused on studies of health behavior. He conducted theoretical and empirical research on smoking as well as patients’ perceptions and responses to physical symptoms and factors affecting use of medical care. He also studied the recognition and management of conditions such as mental illness, alcohol abuse and functional impairment in primary care settings.

    For more than 20 years, Dr. Cleary has been actively involved in research focused on persons infected with HIV. Since early in his career, he has investigated the ways in which infection affects people’s lives and the factors affecting the quality of medical care for infected persons. He led a key component of the HIV Costs and Services Utilization Study (HSCUS), in which his team investigated the physician and clinic characteristics that predict the quality of care that patients receive. He also conducted a major national evaluation of a quality improvement program in HIV clinics funded by the Ryan White Care Act.

    He has studied how organizational characteristics affect the costs and quality of care for persons with AIDS; evaluated a national continuous quality improvement initiative in clinics providing care to HIV infected individuals; and studied the long-term impact of patient-centered hospital care. He is Principal Investigator of one of the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) projects funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to develop information gathering surveys for consumers regarding their health plans and services. He also is Principal Investigator and Director of the Yale Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS (CIRA). He has published more than 300 journal articles describing his research.

    Dr. Cleary has been a member of the Academy of Medicine (AOM) since 1994 and served as Chair of two AOM Committees: the Committee on the Ryan White CARE Act: Data for Resource Allocation, Planning and Evaluation in 2002-2003, and the Committee on HIV Screening and Access to Care from 2010 to 2011. He has also been a member of the Connecticut Academy for Science and Engineering since 2007. In 1996, he was selected as a distinguished fellow of the Association for Health Services Research, and in 2002, received the Distinguished Investigator Award from the Academy for Health Services Research and Health Policy. In 2010, Dr. Cleary was awarded the Picker Award for Excellence in the Advancement of Patient-Centered Care by the Picker Institute.  In 2018, he received the L:eo G. Reeder Award for Distinguished Contributions to Medical Sociology.

    From 2005 to 2016 Dr. Cleary chaired the National Advisory Committee for The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Investigator Awards in Health Policy Research Program. He has served as editor of The Milbank Quarterly, associate editor of the Journal of Health and Social Behavior, consulting editor of the Journal of Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry, and an editorial board member of The Handbook of Social Studies in Health and Medicine and the Advanced Handbook of Methods in Evidence Based Health Care.

  • Jeptha Curtis

    Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiology); Medical Director, Performance Improvement, Heart & Vascular Center; Senior Scientific Advisor, NCDR; Director, Registry Data Analytic Center, Center for Outcomes Research & Evaluation (CORE)

    Jeptha P. Curtis, MD, is an Associate Professor in the Section of Cardiovascular Medicine at Yale School of Medicine. He received his medical degree from the Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons before training in internal medicine at the Duke University Medical Center and completing his fellowships in clinical and interventional cardiology at Yale. Dr. Curtis directs the American College of Cardiology Analytic Center at CORE. He has also led the development of registry-based outcome measures for CMS examining 30-day mortality following percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and ICD and currently oversees the maintenance of the registry measures, contributes to the development of new measures, and assists in the development of approaches to cardiovascular surveillance. Currently, he is conducting a mixed methods research study of hospitals that perform PCI (TOP PCI). The study will begin with a qualitative component in which top performing hospitals will be visited to identify candidate strategies, and will then move to a quantitative survey of PCI hospitals to determine which strategies are most closely associated with better patient outcomes. Through critically examining the practice of interventional cardiology, Dr. Curtis hopes to improve the quality of care delivered to patients with coronary artery disease and those undergoing PCI.

  • Gail D'Onofrio

    Professor of Emergency Medicine; Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine

    Dr. D’Onofrio is Professor and the Inaugural Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Yale School of Medicine (2009) and Physician-in Chief of Emergency Services at Yale-New Haven Hospital EDs with an annual census of approximately 180,000 patients. She is boarded in emergency and addiction medicine.  Dr. D’Onofrio has extensive experience as a leader, researcher, mentor and educator, and is internationally known for her work in alcohol and other substance use disorders (SUDs) as well as for her research on gender variations in women with ischemic heart disease.   Her work (JAMA, 2015) demonstrating that ED-initiated buprenorphine increases engagement in addiction treatment for individuals with OUD, has changed clinical practice, receiving multiple science awards, including awards from the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation and the Clinical Research Forum.  Dr. D’Onofrio has a long track record of mentoring physician scientists in independent research careers. She is the PI of a NIDA K12 establishing the Yale Drug Use, Addiction and HIV Research Scholars (Yale-DAHRS) program, a Mentored Career Development Program with focused training in prevention and treatment of drug use, addiction, and HIV in general medical settings with scholars in Medicine, Emergency Medicine (EM), Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Pulmonary Critical Care; and she has mentored numerous EM faculty.  She has received multiple awards including Excellence in Mentoring award from the Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse (AMERSA 2008), Advancing Women in Emergency Medicine award from the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM 2016) and the Academy for Women in Academic Emergency Medicine (AWAEM) Outstanding Department Award for the advancement of women (SAEM 2018). Dr. D’Onofrio is a founding Board member of the Board of Addiction Medicine recently recognized by ABMS as a Specialty, Sub-specialty.  An advocate for individuals with SUD, she is one of the architects of Connecticut Governor’s Strategic Plan to Reduce Opioid Deaths, working with multiple agencies regionally and nationally to change policies and introduce interventions to combat the opioid crisis.

  • Mayur M. Desai

    Associate Professor of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases); Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, YSPH; Director, Advanced Professional MPH Program; Core Faculty, National Clinician Scholars Program

    Mayur M. Desai, PhD, MPH, is an Associate Professor of Epidemiology at the Yale School of Public Health, where he directs the one-year Advanced Professional MPH Program and teaches courses on epidemiologic research methods and data analysis. Professor Desai received both his MPH in health policy and his PhD in epidemiology from Yale University. He then served for two years as an Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Officer at CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics, before returning to New Haven to join the Yale faculty. As a core faculty member in Yale’s National Clinician Scholars Program, he is responsible for coordinating the “Clinical and Health Services Research Methods” course and teaching the quantitative methods portion of the curriculum. Professor Desai’s research interests focus on:

    1. improving the quality and outcomes of medical care in complex and vulnerable populations, including persons with mental disorders, veterans, immigrants, and the elderly; and
    2. workforce issues in public health and medicine.

    At the Yale-New Haven Hospital Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE), Professor Desai is collaborating with a multidisciplinary team of investigators, under contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, to develop statistical models that are used to measure and publicly report hospital clinical outcomes using Medicare administrative data.

  • James Dziura

    Professor of Emergency Medicine and of Biostatistics and of Medicine (Endocrinology); Deputy Director, Yale Center for Analytical Sciences; Deputy Director, Yale Data Coordinating Center

    Jim is a Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at YMS. As a biostatistician at Yale since 2002 he has co-authored over 200 peer-reviewed articles with a diverse group of Yale investigators. Dr. Dziura also serves as the Deputy Director of both the Yale Center for Analytical Sciences (YCAS) and the Yale Data Coordinating Center (YDCC) in the Yale School of Public Health. He has been active in training young investigators, both individually (as a mentor and statistical resource for K-awardees, post-doctoral fellows, residents and Master’s students) and in the classroom (where he has developed a graduate-level course and several workshops on biostatistics in clinical research). His primary research interests are in the coordination of multicenter clinical trials. Over the past ten years he has overseen data coordinating and biostatistical efforts for several trials. Notably, he served as the PI of the data coordinating center for the RUPP Autism Network study of Guanfacine for the treatment of hyperactivity. He is the Director of the Data Coordinating Center for the Autism Biomarkers Consortium for Clinical Trials (ABC-CT), a multicenter longitudinal study developing reproducible experimental biomarkers (e.g. from EEG, eye tracking) for use as stratification factors and outcomes in clinical trials.He is a senior biostatistician (and unblinded statistician for the DSMB) for the Data Coordinating Center of a large pragmatic cluster-randomized trial for the prevention of serious fall injuries (STRIDE) in 6,000 older persons from 86 health care practices.

  • Leigh Evans

    Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine; Executive Director, Yale Center for Medical Simulation; Director, Resident Research

    Leigh Evans, MD is an Associate Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine and the Executive Director of YCMS.

    She graduated from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and completed an Emergency Medicine residency at Yale, serving as chief resident in her final year.

    She is the recipient of the Outstanding Teaching Award in Emergency Medicine in 2003 and 2005. Dr. Evans is the recipient of the Yale School of Medicine Bohmfalk Teaching Prize in 2008 and the Alvan R. Feinstein Award in 2015.

    Dr. Evans is the director of the Medical Simulation fellowship in Emergency Medicine. Her research interests are in the transfer of simulation skills to the clinical setting and the use of simulation for medical student and resident clinical assessment. She was the Principal Investigator for an AHRQ grant “Simulation Training for Ultrasound Guided Central Venous Catheter Insertion” and she is currently the PI for a Department of Defense grant assessing live tissue vs simulation training using system dynamics modeling.

  • Lynn E Fiellin

    Associate Professor of Medicine (General Medicine) and in the Child Study Center; Instructor, Investigative Medicine Program; Director, Yale Center for Health & Learning Games, Internal Medicine; Director, play2PREVENT Lab at Yale, Internal Medicine; Chief, Fitkin Firm, Yale-New Haven Hospital, Internal Medicine; Director, ForAGirl Program, Yale School of Medicine, Internal Medicine

    Dr. Lynn Fiellin is recognized for excellence and leadership in clinical research and as a leader and innovator at YSM as founder/director of both the play2PREVENT (p2P) Lab at the Yale Center for Health & Learning Games and the ForAGirl summer program. She has also distinguished herself with her hospital leadership role as Fitkin Firm Chief at Yale New Haven Hospital as well as in a national role as a Founding Member of TIME'S UP Healthcare, a national organization focused on ensuring safe and equitable work places for women in healthcare. She has excelled as an educator, mentor, and role model in these programs.

    Dr. Fiellin has created programs that specifically target impact on youth and young adults, on a local/community and national/international level. In the p2P Lab she established a premiere videogames research program of collaborating researchers, game developers, and community partners who develop and evaluate video game interventions targeting HIV prevention and smoking prevention in adolescents. She has received National Institutes of Health, foundation, and industry funding to build this lab. Dr. Fiellin's program has garnered considerable interest from students and trainees. Because of this interest and given her focus on supporting and promoting the personal and professional growth of girls and women, she created For A Girl, a summer program housed in her lab. There is a well-documented failure to attract girls and young women to the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Dr. Fiellin established ForAGirl as a novel, multifaceted program that focuses on promoting girls' engagement in STEM, medicine, and research. In addition to these innovative programs, she has focused on mentoring women trainees and faculty as a critical aspect of her work.

  • Howard Forman

    Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, in the Institute for Social and Policy Studies, of Economics, of Management and of Public Health (Health Policy); Director of MD/MBA Program at Yale; Director, MBA for Executives (Healthcare Focus Area); SOM; Director, Health Care Management Program; YSPH; Faculty Director of Finance; Department of Radiology; YSM

    Howie Forman is a Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, Public Health (Health Policy), Management, and Economics at Yale University. He came to Yale as a practicing diagnostic radiologist and remains an active clinician in the YNHH Emergency Room, where he also functions as the operational chief for Radiology. Since 1998, he has taught undergraduate and graduate courses on healthcare policy, economics, finance, and leadership. He is the faculty director and founder of Yale’s MD/MBA program and the Healthcare focus area of the Executive MBA program. Since 2011, he has been the director of the Health Care Management (HCM) Program at the YSPH. He is actively involved in patient care and issues related to financial administration, healthcare compliance, and quality improvement. He has worked in the US Senate, as a health policy fellow, on Medicare legislation.

  • Margaret Grey

    Annie Goodrich Professor of Nursing; Deputy Director, Yale Center for Clinical Investigation; Professor of Pediatrics (secondary)

    Margaret Grey, DrPH, RN, FAAN is the Annie W. Goodrich Professor at the Yale School of Nursing. She also holds appointments in the Department of Pediatrics and as Deputy Director for community and collaboration at the Yale Center for Clinical Investigation. She served as Dean of the School of Nursing from 2005-2015. A pediatric nurse practitioner, Dr. Grey's research has focused on improving the lives of youth with type 1 diabetes and preventing type 2 diabetes using innovative web-based programs developed using patient-engaged approaches. She has been principal investigator for grants totaling over $45 million.

    The author of over 380 journal articles, chapters, and abstracts, she has received numerous regional and national honors for her research. She was elected to the Institute of Medicine (now the National Academy of Medicine) in 2005, and she was named the Outstanding Nurse Scientist by the American Academy of Nursing in
    2008. She was named the Rubin Award recipient by the American Diabetes Association for outstanding contributions to behavioral medicine. She has served on multiple NIH and AHRQ review panels, and she was the
    chairperson of the Nursing Science Review Committee for the National Institute
    of Nursing Research from 1995-1997. 

  • Cary Gross

    Professor of Medicine (General Medicine) and of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases); Member, Yale Cancer Center, Yale University School of Medicine; Member, Center for Outcomes Research and Effectiveness; Founder and Director, Cancer Outcomes Public Policy and Effectiveness Research (COPPER) Center, Yale School of Medicine; Director, Adult Primary Care Center, Quality Improvement; Chair, National Clinician Scholars Program, National Executive Committee; Director, National Clinician Scholars Program

    Dr. Cary Gross is a Professor of Medicine, and Director of the National Clinician Scholars Program at Yale. Dr. Gross completed his residency in Internal Medicine at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center and served as chief medical resident at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center the following year.His research addresses comparative effectiveness, quality, and population health, with a focus on cancer prevention and treatment. He is a founding Director of Yale’s Cancer Outcomes Public Policy and Effectiveness Research Center (COPPER). His research has been supported by the National Cancer Institute, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and the American Cancer Society, among others. As a former Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar, Dr. Gross has advanced training in biostatistics, epidemiology, research ethics, and outcomes research.

  • Jeanne Hendrickson

    Professor of Laboratory Medicine; Medical Director, Apheresis Service, Laboratory Medicine; Associate Director, Transfusion Medicine Service

    Dr. Hendrickson is a pediatric hematologist and transfusion medicine specialist. Her clinical interests include factors influencing alloimmunization (particularly red blood cell alloimmunization), as well as strategies to minimize the formation and dangers of such antibodies. Her translational research interests include investigating the induction and consequences of red blood cell alloantibodies in transfusion and pregnancy situations, in murine models and in the clinical setting.

  • Allen Hsiao

    Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Emergency Medicine) and of Emergency Medicine; Chief Medical Information Officer, Yale School of Medicine & Yale New Haven Health

  • Harlan Krumholz

    Harold H. Hines, Jr. Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and Professor in the Institute for Social and Policy Studies, of Investigative Medicine and of Public Health (Health Policy); Director, Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Yale-New Haven Hospital; Co-Director, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program, Yale University

    Harlan Krumholz is a cardiologist and health care researcher at Yale University and Yale New Haven Hospital. He received a BS from Yale, an MD from Harvard Medical School, and a Masters in Health Policy and Management from the Harvard University School of Public Health. He is the Harold H. Hines, Jr. Professor of Medicine and Director of the Yale Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE), one of the nation’s first and most productive research units dedicated to producing innovations to improve patient outcomes and promote better population health. He is also a Director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program, which prepares talented physicians to become future health care leaders.

    Dr. Krumholz has been honored by membership in the Institute of Medicine, the Association of American Physicians, and the American Society for Clinical Investigation. He was named a Distinguished Scientist of the American Heart Association. He was elected to the Board of Trustees of the American College of Cardiology and the Board of Directors of the American Board of Internal Medicine, and was appointed by the U.S. government to the Board of Governors of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. He is a 2014 recipient of the Friendship Award from the People’s Republic of China in recognition of his collaborative efforts to develop a national cardiovascular research network.

    Dr. Krumholz is the editor of Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, and editor of CardioExchange, a social media site of the publisher of the New England Journal of Medicine. He has published more than 800 articles and is the author of two books, one on smoking cessation and another on reducing the risk of heart disease. He has a regular blog on Forbes.com and has contributed to the New York Times Wellness blog, the New York Times op-ed page, and National Public Radio Shots blog.

  • Meir Kryger

    Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary) and Clinical Professor of Nursing

    Meir Kryger, MD, FRCPC, joined the Yale School of Medicine and the VA Connecticut Health System, November 2011. Previously he was Professor of Medicine, University of Manitoba where he established the first clinical laboratory studying 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 textbook in sleep medicine, The Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine, currently in its 5th edition and is the author of A Woman's Guide to Sleep Disorders, the Atlas of Clinical Sleep Medicine, and Kryger’s Sleep Medicine Review. Dr. Kryger was the first to diagnose and report obstructive sleep apnea in North America. His research was the first to show the feasibility of using noninvasive techniques to ventilate post-polio patients in their homes. His laboratory elucidated the interaction between heart failure and sleep respiration publishing the first systematic study of oxygen in this condition. He has been president of both the Canadian Sleep Society and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. He is on the Board of Directors of the National Sleep Foundation in Washington, D.C., and served as Board. He received the William C. Dement Award for Academic Achievement in sleep medicine. In 2011 he received a Distinguished Scientist Award from the Canadian Sleep Society at the meeting of the World Association of Sleep Medicine

    Kryger graduated from the McGill University Medical School, interned at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago and completed internal medicine training at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal. His pulmonary fellowship was at the University of Colorado, followed by two years of research training. He is boarded in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine and Sleep Medicine and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada.

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