Brian B. Koo, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology; Director, Sleep Medicine Program at Connecticut Veterans Affairs Healthcare System

Departments & Organizations

Neurology: Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders

Office of Student Research

Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine

Yale Medical Group


A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania (BA, 1995) and Tufts University School of Medicine (MD, 2001), Dr. Koo joined the Case Western Reserve School of Medicine faculty in 2008 and was subsequently recruited to Yale University in 2013. Dr. Koo’s primary clinical and research interests lie at the intersection between neurology and sleep medicine, in both of which he is board certified. Dr. Koo is particularly interested in the restless legs syndrome (RLS) and periodic limb movements during sleep (PLMS), two very common sensorimotor entities that occur directly before or during sleep. His work concerning RLS and PLMS has focused on different levels, including animal modeling, epidemiology, and human genetics. Dr. Koo has received awards from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine for some of this work. Dr. Koo is a leading expert in the association between the cardiovascular diseases and the sleep-related movement disorders and has authored several peer-reviewed scientific publications on this topic. He has served on tasks forces and section committees in the American Academy of Sleep Medicine for his expertise in RLS and PLMS and is on the editorial board sleep-related peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Koo sees patients both at Yale New Haven Hospital and the Connecticut Veterans Affairs Healthcare System, where he is chief medical director of the sleep medicine program. Dr. Koo is dedicated to the care of patients with both neurologic and sleep disorders.

Education & Training

MD Tufts University School of Medicine (2001)
BA University of Pennsylvania, Biological Basis of Behavior (1995)
Fellowship Case Western Reserve University
Fellowship Cleveland Clinic
Residency Long Island Jewish Hospital
Board Certification AB of Psychiatry & Neurology, Neurology (2006)
Board Certification AB of Psychiatry & Neurology, Sleep Medicine (2007)

Honors & Recognition

  • Sleep Research Network Junior Investigator Travel AwardSleep Research Network (2012)

  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine, Sleep-Related Movement Disorders Section Investigator AwardAmerican Academy of Sleep Medicine (2012)

  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine Young Investigator ForumAmerican Academy of Sleep Medicine (2012)

Professional Service

  • Medical advisory board RLS Foundation Restless Legs Syndrome Foundation (2015)

  • Restless Legs Syndrome Quality Care Task Force American Academy of Sleep Medicine: Restless Legs Syndrome Quality Care Task Force (2013 - 2014)

  • Journal Editorial Board Sleep & Breathing (2013)

  • Steering Committee Sleep-Related Movement Disorders Steering Committee Member, American Academy of Sleep Medicine (2012 - 2015)

  • Journal Editorial Board Journal of Korean Sleep Research Society (2012)

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Contact Info

Brian B. Koo, MD
Patient Care Locations
Yale NeurologyYale Physicians Building
800 Howard Avenue, Ste Lower Level

New Haven, CT 06519
Yale Center for Sleep Medicine1291 Boston Post Road, Ste Suite 202
Madison, CT 06443
Yale Pulmonary & Critical Care MedicineClinic Building
789 Howard Avenue, Ste Winchester Chest Clinic

New Haven, CT 06519
8 Devine Street
North Haven, CT 06473
Mailing Address
PO Box 208018
New Haven, CT 06520-8018