Dr. Meir Kryger wins NSF’s Lifetime Achievement Award

April 2014

Renowned professor of pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine, Dr. Meir H. Kryger, M.D. C.M. ’71, was recently honoured with the 2014 National Sleep Foundation’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Dr. Kryger was recognized for his productivity and leadership, particularly his dedication to societal education in the sleep medicine field.

Dr. Kryger currently works at the Yale University School of Medicine in the Department of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine. He is a previous recipient of the William C. Dement Award for Academic Achievement, the Associated Professional Sleep Societies Award for Educational Excellence, the Canadian Sleep Society Distinguished Scientist Award, and the Sleep Research Society Mary Carskadon Outstanding Educator Award. 

For more information on the National Sleep Foundation, please visit their website.

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  1. Dr. Bob Turner MDCM 72 says:

    Meir Kryger and I were residents in Internal Medicine at the RVH in 1973 when Meir cared for his first patient with sleep apnea. The patient was a chef at the then famous Les Halles restaurant in downtown Montreal. The patient had eaten far too much of his own and others” cooking. He weighed ~ 300 lbs and would be now termed morbidly obese. He was near death from heart failure.
    Meir dug into the sparse literature around his case and determined that a tracheostomy would help our patient. The tracheostomy worked famously and the chef, now slimmed down and sleeping better, went on to greater glories in the fine dining arena.
    I have often wondered how Meir’s career would have turned out if he had not had that chance encounter.