Melissa P. Knauert, MD,PhD


Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease Medicine, Sleep Medicine

Conditions & Treatments

Critical Care medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine, Sleep 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. 





Affiliated With

Yale Medicine


Education & Training


Yale University;Yale University School of Medicine


Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


Yale University School of Medicine;Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

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