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Portrait: Craig Canapari

Craig Canapari

Professional Focus I care for children with respiratory problems, especially children with neuromuscular disease. I also see children with both respiratory and non-respiratory sleep disorders. I have an active online presence as I feel that it is our duty as physicians to provide high-quality, accurate content for patients and their families.
Honors & Awards Partners in Excellence Individual Award, Partners HealthCare Quality Treatment and Service, 2008, 2010
Travel Award Grant, American Thoracic Society, 2007
Medical Student Teaching Award, Harvard Medical School, 2002, 2004
Merck Book, University of Connecticut, 2001
Curtis Award for Literary Excellence
Yale University, 1993
Research & Publications Selected Publications:

Coenzyme Q10 and immunity: A case report and new implications for treatment of recurrent infections in metabolic diseases.
Farough, S.,Karaa, A.,Walker, M. A.,Slate, N.,Dasu, T.,Verbsky, J.,Fusunyan, R.,Canapari, C.,Kinane, T. B.,Van Cleave, J.,Sweetser, D. A.,Sims, K. B.,Walter, J. E. Clin. Immunol. - 2014 Sep 30

Truncal fat distribution correlates with decreased vital capacity in Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
Canapari, C. A.,Barrowman, N.,Hoey, L.,Walker, S. W.,Townsend, E.,Tseng, B. S.,Katz, S. L. Pediatr. Pulmonol. - 2014 Mar 20

Aspergilloma in a patient with an occult congenital pulmonary airway malformation.
Yonker, L.M., Mark, E.J., Canapari, C.A. Pediatr Pulmonol - 2012 Mar

Relationship between Sleep Apnea, Fat Distribution, and Insulin Resistance in Obese Children.
Canapari, C.A., Hoppin, A.G., Kinane, T.B., Thomas, B.J., Torriani, M., Katz, E.S. J Clin Sleep Med - 2011 Jun 15

A pilot study to identify pre- and peri-operative risk factors for airway complications following adenotonsillectomy for treatment of severe pediatric OSA.
Hill, C. A., Litvak, A., Canapari, C., Cummings, B., Collins, C., Keamy, D. G., Ferris, T. G., Hartnick, C. J. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol - 2011 Nov


Obstructive sleep apnea in children: a case based review.
C.A. Canapari , Journal of Clinical Outcomes Management


Free-running circadian rhythm disorder in an 18 year old patient with fascioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy.
A. Labowsky, C.A. Canapari , Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies , Boston

Truncal fat mass correlates with decreased vital capacity in children with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
C.A. Canapari. L.B. Bliss. B.S. Tseng , American Thoracic Society Conference , Denver

Aspergilloma in a patient with an occult congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation.
L. Yonker. E.J. Mark. C.A. Canapari , American Thoracic Society Conference , Denver

Head and neck burns are associated with severe obstructive sleep apnea.
S.M. Tse, C.A. Canapari, F.J. Stoddard , Massachusetts General Hospital Scientific Advisory Committee
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA, Sleep Apnea)
Muscular Dystrophy, Becker
Spinal Muscular Atrophy
Congenital Muscular Dystrophy
Muscular Dystrophy, Duchenne
RLS (Restless Leg Syndrome)
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Medical School
Massachusetts General Hospital, Pediatrics, 2007
Internship, Residency, Fellowship
Board Certifications
American Board of Pediatrics
Pediatric Pulmonology
Sleep Medicine
Hospital Affiliation
Massachusetts General Hospital
Southern New Hampshire Medical Center
Place of Work
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Respiratory); Medical Director, Pediatric Sleep Program, Yale School of Medicine | Academic | Current