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Meir H. Kryger, MD, FRCPC


Meir Kryger serves as Professor of Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine and Physician for the VA Connecticut Health System.  Previously he was director of Sleep Research and Education at Gaylord Sleep Medicine, in Wallingford, Connecticut, and prior to that, a professor of medicine at the University of Manitoba and director of the Sleep Disorders Centre at St. Boniface Hospital Research Centre in Winnipeg.

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, soon to be  in its 6th edition. He is is the author of The iGuide to Sleep, and chief editor of 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 reported the first use of computers in analyzing sleep breathing patterns and validated techniques of monitoring in which diagnostic data as well as therapeutic data on continuous positive airway pressure is obtained during the same night.

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.  In 2013 the Sleep Research Society awarded Dr. Kryger the Mary A. Carskadon Outstanding Educator Award. In 2014 he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Sleep Foundation.

Dr. Kryger is a diplomate of the American Board of Sleep Medicine and is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease and in Sleep Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, Canada.

Dr. 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.

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