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Jennifer Papa Kanaan, M.D.

Associate Professor of Medicine
Site Director, Pulmonary/Critical Care Fellowship
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Academic Office Location:
Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030-1321
Phone: 860-679-8300
Fax: 860-679-8344

Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine

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Dr. Kanaan earned her medical degree from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. She completed her internal medicine residency training at Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital in Providence and a fellowship at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. Dr. Kanaan is board-certificated in internal medicine, pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine. As a mother of four young children, including a set of twins, she has a special interest in pediatric and adolescent sleep.

As an assistant professor of medicine, Dr. Kanaan is actively involved in teaching medical students, residents and fellows. She is the site director of the UConn Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship where she is involved in curriculum development.

Dr. Kanaan gives presentations and interviews throughout the region on the importance of sleep in both children and adults. She is the recipient of the American College of Chest Physicians Junior Faculty award.

B.A.Bucknell UniversityBiology
M.D.University of Connecticut School of MedicineMedicine

Post-Graduate Training
InternshipRhode Island Hospital, Brown School of MedicineInternal Medicine
ResidencyRhode Island Hospital, Brown School of MedicineInternal Medicine
FellowshipNew England Medical Center, Tufts School of MedicinePulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine

Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
Best Clinical Cases 2000 Presentation, Massachusetts Thoracic Society Annual MeetingMassachusetts Thoracic Society

Journal Articles


  • Poster presentation
Title or AbstractTypeSponsor/EventDate/YearLocation
Introduction to EthicsLectureDanbury Hospital2006Danbury, Connecticut
ARDSLectureDanbury Hospital2002Danbury, Connecticut
Preoperative Respiratory AssessmentTalkDanbury Hospital2002Danbury, Connecticut
Near Fatal AsthmaTalkTufts- New England Medical Center2001
Tracheobronchomalacia Presenting Post- Operatively in a Down Syndrome PatientTalkMassachusetts Thoracic Society Annual Meeting2000