Meir Kryger, MD, FRCP(C)

Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary) and Clinical Professor of Nursing

Departments & Organizations

Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine: Sleep Medicine Program

Office of Student Research

Yale Medical Group

Office of Cooperative Research


Meir Kryger, MD, FRCPC, joined the Yale School of Medicine and the staff of VA Connecticut Health System, November 2011. Previously he was the Director of Sleep Research and Education at Gaylord Sleep Medicine, in Wallingford, Connecticut, and before that he was a professor of medicine, at the University of Manitoba and Director of the Sleep Disorders Centre at St. Boniface Hospital Research Centre. This was the first clinical laboratory to study 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 text book in sleep medicine, The Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine, which is currently in its fifth edition. He is also the author of A Woman's Guide to Sleep Disorders. His recent books published in 2009 are A Good Night’s Sleep, in 2010 the Atlas of Clinical Sleep Medicine, and in 2011 Kryger’s Sleep Medicine Review. Dr. Kryger was the first to diagnose and report obstructive sleep apnea in North America.

Education & Training

MD McGill University Faculty of Medicine (1971)
BS McGill University (1969)
Fellowship University of Colorado Medical Center
Fellowship Meakins-Christie Laboratories (McGill University)
Residency Royal Victoria Hospital
Board Certification AB of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (1976)
Board Certification AB of Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease (1976)
Board Certification AB of Internal Medicine, Sleep Medicine (Internal Medicine) (2009)

Honors & Recognition

  • Distinguished Scientist AwardCanadian Sleep Society at World Association of Sleep Medicine (2011)

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Meir Kryger, MD, FRCP(C)
Patient Care Locations
VA Connecticut Healthcare SystemVA Connecticut Healthcare
950 Campbell Avenue

West Haven, CT 06516
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Yale Sleep Medicine Centers1291 Boston Post Road, Ste Suite 202
Madison, CT 06443
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Yale Pulmonary & Critical Care MedicineYale-New Haven Hospital
20 York Street

New Haven, CT 06510
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Yale Sleep Medicine Centers8 Devine Street
North Haven, CT 06473
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Mailing Address
PO Box 208057
New Haven, CT 06520-8057