Vishesh K. Kapur M.D., M.P.H. Accepting new patients

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Pulmonary and respiratory disease care, Sleep medicine




Vishesh Kapur, M.D., is a board certified physician, founder of the UW Medicine Sleep Medicine Clinic and UW’s director of Sleep Medicine. He is also a UW professor of Medicine and Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine and an adjunct professor of Neurology.

Dr. Kapur enjoys caring for the full spectrum of sleep disorders. He tries to listen carefully to patients. When a good treatment outcome is not achieved, he spends time to understand why. He works with patients to optimize their sleep quality to a level they desire and are motivated to achieve.

Dr. Kapur earned his M.D. at Yale. He is board certified in both Sleep Medicine and Pulmonary Disease. His clinical and research interests include complex and difficult-to-treat types of sleep apnea, epidemiology and outcomes in sleep apnea, health-care utilization and sleep apnea and ambulatory diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea.

Personal Interests

In his free time, Dr. Kapur enjoys spending time with his wife and son, yoga and travel.

Sleep Medicine Center at Harborview

908 Jefferson St., 4th Floor Seattle, WA 98104


Behavioral healthcare, Behavioral insomnia care, Sleep medicine, Sleep surgery

Sleep Medicine Clinic at UWMC

Sleep Medicine Clinic at UWMC

1959 NE Pacific St., 3rd Floor Seattle, WA 98195


Sleep medicine

Yale Univ. School of Medicine

Medical education, 1989

UW - Division of Pulmonary/Critical Care

Fellowship, Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine

Univ. of Rochester SOM

Internship, Internal Medicine

Univ. of Rochester SOM

Residency, Internal Medicine


Board Certifications
  • Sleep Medicine, 2007, American Board of Sleep Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease, 1996, American Board of Internal Medicine