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Melissa Knauert, MD, PhD

Pulmonary Critical Care , Sleep Medicine
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Patient type treated
Accepting new patients
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Board Certified in
Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care Medicine (Internal Medicine) , and Sleep Medicine (Internal Medicine)


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. 


  • Assistant Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary)
  • Associate Program Director, Sleep Medicine Fellowship, Internal Medicine

Education & Training

  • Fellowship
    Yale University School of Medicine (2013)
  • Fellowship
    Yale University School of Medicine (2012)
  • Residency
    Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (2009)
  • Internship
    Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (2007)
  • MD
    Yale School of Medicine (2006)
  • PhD
    Yale University (2005)
  • ScB
    Brown University, Biochemistry (1996)

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