Ana C. Krieger, M.D. MPH

Pulmonary Disease Medicine
Ana Krieger

Dr. Ana C. Krieger is an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Departments of Medicine, Neurology and Genetic Medicine. She is a board certified specialist in Sleep Medicine by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Medical Director of the Weill Cornell Center for Sleep Medicine.

Dr. Krieger also holds board certification in Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Medicine and is a faculty member in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College and an Associate Attending at the New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center and at Rockefeller University Hospital.

Over the past 15 years, Dr. Krieger has been actively involved in patient care, training of sleep specialists, sleep disorders education and research. Besides her clinical activities, Dr. Krieger is a clinician scientist, the principal investigator on NIH-sponsored translational research projects investigating the mechanisms of cardiovascular disease and thrombosis in sleep apnea, along with multiple other collaborative multidisciplinary research projects in sleep medicine.

Dr. Krieger is also a Robert Wood Johnson Scholar, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine and a Fellow and Policy Advisor at the New York Academy of Medicine. She is an active member of several medical societies and the President of the Northeast Sleep Society. She regularly contributes to media efforts aiming at achieving public awareness of sleep problems and a better understanding of their multifaceted consequences and treatment alternatives.

Education and Post-Doctoral Training:

Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, M.D.

New York University, M.P.H.

Internal Medicine Residency at University of Chicago Hospitals

Critical Care Fellowship at Finch University of Health Sciences

Pulmonary Medicine Fellowship at New York University of Medicine

Sleep Medicine Fellowship at New York University School of Medicine


Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this physician. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please contact the physician’s office as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

* indicates this physician is no longer accepting new patients with this insurance plan.

  • AETNA [Medicare]
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell [POS]
  • Affinity Essential
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Blue Priority Network
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Pathway X]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Pathway X Enhanced]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [EPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [PPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Mediblue (Senior)]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [HMO]
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicaid]
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicare]
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Health Plus - Amerigroup [CHP]
  • Health Plus - Amerigroup
  • Health Republic
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oscar
  • Oxford Health Plans [Liberty]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Medicare Advantage]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom]
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • UHC Compass
  • United Empire
  • United Health Care
  • United Health Care [Medicare]
  • United Health Care [Community Plan]
  • VNSNY CHOICE Medicare [Medicare]
  • VNSNY CHOICE Medicare [HMO]


Krieger ACC and Takeyasu M. Nonconvulsive status epilepticus in theophylline toxicity. Clin Toxic 1999; 37(1):99-101.

Krieger AC, Szidon JP and Kesten S. Skeletal muscle dysfunction in lung transplantation. J Heart Lung Transpl 2000; 19 (4): 392-400.

Ayappa I, Norman RG, Krieger AC, Rosen A, O'Malley R and Rapoport DM. Non-invasive detection of Respiratory Events Related Arousal (RERAs) by using nasal cannula/pressure transducer. Sleep 2000; 23(6):763-71.

Kumar A, Krieger AC, Symeoneides S and Parrillo J. Myocardial dysfunction in septic shock: part II. Role of cytokines and nitric oxide. Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia 2001; 15:485-511.

Hosselet JJ, Ayappa I, Norman RG, Krieger AC, Rapoport DM. Classification of Sleep Disorder Breathing. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2001; 163:398-405.

Krieger AC and Redeker N. Obstructive Sleep Apnea: its relationship to hypertension. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing 2002; 17:1-18.

Krieger AC, Rapoport DM and Levy P. Sleep-Related Respiratory Disorders in COPD: Who and How to Treat. In Similowski T, Whitelaw W and Derenne JP, ed. Clinical Management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. New York, NY: Marcel Dekker; 2002.

Krieger AC, Ayappa I, Norman R, Rapoport DM and Walsleben JA. Comparison of the Maintenance of Wakefulness Test to a behavioral test - the Oxford Sleep Resistance (OSLER) Test in the evaluation of wakefulness. J Sleep Research 2004; 13:407-411.

Siegal JM, Badr SM and Krieger AC. When sleep is the enemy. Patient Care 2005(1): 30-39.

Zafar S, Ayappa I, Norman RG, Krieger AC, Walsleben JA and Rapoport DM. Choice of Oximeter Affects Medicare Apnea Hypopnea Index. Chest 2005; 127:80-88.

Krieger, AC. Respiratory Disturbance in COPD. J Bras Pulm 2005; 31(2):162-172.

Alóe F, Krieger A, Assis M. Sleep Evaluation. In: Mutarelli EG, ed. Exames Complementares em Neurologia. Sao Paulo, Brazil: Servier; 2006.

Krieger AC and Fleisher K. Obstructive Sleep Apnea: An Overview of Treatment Options. U.S. Respiratory Disease; 2006.

Herring S and Krieger AC. Acute Respiratory Manifestations of the Abacavir Hypersensitivity Reaction. AIDS 2006; 20:301-2.

WHO Global Age Friendly Cities; A guide (Krieger, A - collaborator). Geneva: World Health Organization; 2007.

Krieger AC, Patel N, Green D, Modersitzki F, Belitskaya-Levi I and Cutaia M. Respiratory Disturbance during Sleep in COPD patients. Int J COPD 2007; 2:1-8.

Fleisher K and Krieger AC. Current Trends in the Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea. J Oral Maxillofac Surg 2007; 65:2056-68.

Okun M, Hadjiangelis N, Green D, Hedli LC, Lee K and Krieger AC. Acoustic Rhinometry in Pediatric Sleep Apnea. Sleep Breath 2010;14:43-49.

Patel AV, Spielman AJ, Ebben MR and Krieger, AC. Central Sleep Apnea Induced Cardiac Arrhythmia. Sleep Fragments 2010. Available from:

Krieger AC. RLS and Migraine. Journal Watch Neurology 2010 (12):11.

Krieger AC, Green D, Cruz M, Modersitzki F, Yitta G, Tse D and Sedlis S. Predictors of Oxidative Stress in Heart Failure Patients with Cheyne-Stokes Respiration. Sleep Breath 2011; 15(4): 827-35.

Krieger AC, Roux F and Yaggi H. Patient Evaluation and Effective Treatment of Sleep Apnea in Patients with Heart Failure. The Medical Roundtable – Cardiovascular Edition, Winter 2012.

Ebben ME and Krieger AC. Narcolepsy with Cataplexy Masked by the Use of Nicotine. J Clin Sleep Med 2012; Apr 15;8(2):195-6.

Hedli LC, Christos P and Krieger AC. Unmasking of periodic limb movements with the resolution of obstructive sleep apnea during continuous positive airway pressure application. J Clin Neurophys 2012; 29(4):339-344.

Ebben ME, Shahbazi M, Lange DJ and Krieger AC. REM Behavior Disorder Associated with Familiar Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis 2012; 13(5):473-4.

Raphael KG, Sirois DA, Janal MN, Wingren PE, Dubrovsky B, Nemelivsky LV, Klausner JJ, Krieger AC and Lavigne GJ. Sleep Bruxism and Myofascial Temporomandibular Disorders: A Polysomnographic Investigation. J Am Dent Assoc 2012; 143(11):1223-31.

Krieger AC, Modersitzki F, Weinshel E, Ren C. Effects of Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding (LAGB) on Sleep and Metabolism: A 12 Month Follow-up Study. J Int Clin Med 2012; 5:975-81.

Barone D and Krieger AC. Stroke and Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A Review. Current Atherosclerosis Report 2013;15 (7):334-340.

Raphael KG, Janal MN, Sirois DA, Dubrovsky B, Wigren PE, Krieger AC and Lavigne GJ. Masticatory Muscle Sleep Background  Electromyographic  Activity is Elevated in Myofascial Temporomandibular Disorder Patients. J Oral Rehabil 2013; 40:883-891

Dubrovsky B, Raphael KG, Lavigne GJ, Janal MN, Sirois DA, Wigren PE, Nemelivsky LV, Klausner JJ and Krieger AC. Polysomnographic investigation of sleep and respiratory parameters in women with TMD. J Clin Sleep Med 2014;10(2):195-201.

Ebben ME, Narizhnaya M, Segal AZ, Barone D and Krieger AC. A randomized controlled trial on the effect of mask choice on residual respiratory events with continuous positive airway pressure treatment. Sleep Medicine 2014 (in print)

Krieger AC and Thorpy MJ. Delayed Diagnosis of Narcolepsy: Characterization and Impact. Sleep Medicine 2014 (in print)

Honors and Awards


Fellow, American College of Chest Physicians

Fellow, American Academy of Sleep Medicine

Fellow, New York Academy of Medicine

Overseas Fellow, Royal Society of Medicine

Scholar, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Scientist Development Awardee, American Heart Association National Center

AAMC Women Faculty Professional Development

America's Top Physician - Consumer's Research Council of America