Melissa Knauert, MD, PhD

Melissa Knauert, MD, PhD
Pulmonary Critical Care , Sleep Medicine
Accepting new patients? Yes
Referrals required? MD to MD Consult
Patient type treated: Adult
Board Certified in Pulmonary Disease

Melissa P. Knauert, MD, PhD, treats critically ill patients in the medical intensive care unit at Yale New Haven Hospital and is an associate director of the Yale School of Medicine Sleep Medicine Fellowship.

She is fascinated by critical illness and “how systemic intervention with each affected organ improves the overall health of a patient.” 

An assistant professor of medicine (pulmonary) at Yale School of Medicine, she also conducts research on sleep deprivation and circadian disruption in critically ill patients. “I would like to design interventions to improve patient outcomes in the intensive care unit via improvements in sleep and circadian alignment,” says Dr. Knauert.