Physician Profile

Jennifer Papa Kanaan, M.D.

Assitant Professor Department of Medicine

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.

Office Locations:

Pulmonary Medicine
UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030

Board Certifications:
  • Internal Medicine
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Pulmonary Medicine
Education and Training:
Undergraduate SchoolBucknell UniversityBiology
Medical SchoolUniversity of Connecticut School of MedicineMedicine
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
Honors and Awards:
Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
Best Clinical Cases 2000 Presentation, Massachusetts Thoracic Society Annual MeetingMassachusetts Thoracic Society
Hospital Affiliation:
  • UConn John Dempsey Hospital
Languages Other than English:
  • Spanish
Selected Publications:

Peer Reviewed Publications

Hemodynamic Impact of Mechanical Ventilation in ARDS. Papa-Kanaan JM, Sasidhar M, Waxman A.B. (2003). (10), 154-161.

Ethical Issues in the Chronically Critically Ill Patient. Papa- Kanaan JM, Sicilian L. (2001). Clinics in Chest Medicine, (22), 209-217.