Meir Kryger M.D., F.R.C.P.C.

  • Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary) 
  • Clinical Professor of Nursing

Apnea, sleep, insomnia, narcolepsy


My research was the first to show the feasibility of using noninvasive techniques to ventilate people with post-polio syndrome in their homes. My laboratory elucidated the interaction between heart failure and sleep respiration and published the first systematic study of oxygen in this condition. I reported the first use of computers in analyzing sleep breathing patterns and validated techniques of monitoring in which diagnostic data as well as therapeutic data on continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is obtained during the same night. Most recently, my research involved studying the use of oral devices to treat sleep apnea and whether patients reliably use CPAP to treat their apnea.