Vishesh K. Kapur M.D., M.P.H.

 Vishesh  K. Kapur M.D., M.P.H.

Specialties and Expertise

Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Disorders, Sleep Medicine


Lung Care and Lung Transplantation Services, UW Medicine Sleep Center




Sleep Medicine Center at Harborview

908 Jefferson St., 4th Floor
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: 206.520.5000|Map It 

General Pulmonary Clinic at UWMC

1959 NE Pacific St., 3rd Floor
Seattle, WA 98195
Phone: 206.598.4615|Map It 

Sleep Medicine Clinic at UWMC

1959 NE Pacific St., 3rd Floor
Seattle, WA 98195
Phone: 206.598.4615|Map It 


Dr. Kapur, UW Professor of Medicine, is the founder of the UW Medicine Sleep Center. He directs the UW Medicine Sleep Laboratory and the UW Sleep Medicine Fellowship. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and has board certifications in sleep medicine and pulmonary medicine.

Patient Care Philosophy

"I try to listen carefully to patients. When a good treatment outcome is not achieved, I spend time to understand why. I work with patients to optimize their sleep quality to a level they desire and are motivated to achieve."

Personal Interests

Spending time with my wife and son, yoga and travel.

Clinical Interests

I enjoy caring for the full spectrum of sleep disorders, including:

  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Central sleep apnea
  • Narcolepsy
  • Restless legs syndrome
  • Excessive sleepiness
  • Circadian rhythm disorders
  • Parasomnias
  • Insomnia
I have a particular interest in more complex or difficult-to-treat types of sleep apnea.

Research Interests

Epidemiology and outcomes in sleep apnea.

Health-care utilization and sleep apnea.

Ambulatory diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea.


Yale Univ. School of MedicineMedical education1989


Board Certifications

American Board of Sleep MedicineSleep Medicine2007
American Board of Internal MedicinePulmonary Disease1996
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