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Craig Canapari, MD

Pediatric Pulmonology, Pediatrics, Sleep Medicine

  • Offers Telehealth
Affiliated With: Yale Medicine, Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital

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Biography - Craig Canapari, MD

Craig A. Canapari, MD, a pediatric sleep specialist and pulmonologist, says he has long been fascinated by the “art of breathing” and enjoys seeing how manipulating what seems like a simple act can help patients. “I began to love the field of pulmonology after I saw how we can take sick children with complex problems [like asthma] and help them breathe more easily,” he says.

Efficient breathing is a key element of another specialty Dr. Canapari was drawn to: sleep medicine. “Sleep sits at the intersection of pulmonology, neurology and psychiatry,” he says. “Some of the most interesting developments in medicine happen at the intersection of different fields.” 

As the director of the pediatric Sleep Medicine Program, Dr. Canapari specializes in sleep disorders, including sleep apnea and obstructive sleep apnea (conditions that cause people to stop breathing periodically while they’re asleep). He also treats children who have general pulmonary problems, including cough, shortness of breath and asthma, and children with muscular dystrophy.

The most rewarding elements of his job, he says, include helping children and their parents sleep better, keeping his patients with neuromuscular diseases well and out of the hospital, and helping kids with lung problems “be able to do everything their peers can do.” Key to achieving those goals is spending time getting to know the children he treats so that he can understand their normal routines.

An active researcher, Dr. Canapari is currently working with colleagues at Harvard to develop a smartphone app to assist parents with sleep training. He is also looking at how overnight sleep studies help children with obstructive sleep apnea use their CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machines at home. Dr. Canapari is an assistant professor of pediatrics (respiratory medicine) at Yale School of Medicine.

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Overview

Gender

Male

Specialty

Pediatric Pulmonology, Pediatrics, Sleep Medicine

Conditions & Treatments

Asthma, Cough & Congestion, Muscular Dystrophy, Narcolepsy, Neuromuscular Disease, Respiratory Illness, Restless Leg Syndrome, Shortness of Breath, Sleep Apnea

Language(s)

English;Spanish

Education & Training

Education

Yale University;University of Connecticut School of Medicine

Residency

Massachusetts General Hospital

Fellowship

Massachusetts General Hospital

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YES! This insurance is accepted.

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  • AETNA
  • ANTHEM BC/BS
  • BERKELEY CARE NETWORK
  • CIGNA HEALTHCARE
  • COMMUNITY CARE NETWORK
  • CONNECTICARE
  • CORVEL
  • FIRST HEALTH NETWORK
  • FOCUS HEALTHCARE
  • GREAT WEST
  • HUSKY
  • MEDICAID
  • MEDICARE
  • MULTIPLAN
  • OXFORD HEALTH PLANS
  • RAILROAD MEDICARE
  • TRICARE/CHAMPUS
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE
  • US FAMILY HEALTH PLAN
  • WELLCARE

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Yale New Haven Children's Hospital

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New Haven, CT 06504

Main (877) 925-3637
Fax (203) 737-7635

Pediatric Specialty Center

747 Belden Ave.
Norwalk, CT 06850

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Pediatric Specialty Center

5520 Park Ave
Trumbull, CT 06611

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One Long Wharf Drive
2nd Flr
New Haven, CT 06511

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633 Middlesex Turnpike
Old Saybrook, CT 06475

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