Martina Brueckner MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Cardiology) and of Genetics

Biographical Info

Martina Brueckner obtained her BS and MD degrees from the University of Virginia, followed by a Pediatric Residency at the University of Pittsburgh and a Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship at Yale University School of Medicine. Her clinical and research focus is genetics of congenital heart disease (CHD). The Brueckner laboratory focuses on the cause(s) of a type of congenital heart disease called heterotaxy.

Dr. Brueckner's clinical focus is on patients with genetic causes of congenital heart disease. It has become increasingly apparent that a large portion of cardiovascular disease in children and adolescents has as its underlying etiology a genetic defect. Frequently, patients with a genetically caused cardiovascular defect have involvement of other systems. These patients require care from multiple subspecialists. This multi-specialty care is sometimes difficult to coordinate, and attending many separate clinics can be time consuming for the patients and their families. The Children's Hospital at Yale-New Haven created a unique joint genetics-cardiology clinic that provides comprehensive diagnostic evaluation and follow-up care for patients with genetic-cardiovascular disease. Dr. Brueckner has been a staff cardiologist since completing her fellowship at Yale in 1990.

Education & Training

University of Virginia (1984)
University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine
University of Pittsburgh Children's Hospital, Pediatrics (1985 - 1987)
Yale University School of Medicine, Pediatric Cardiology (1987 - 1990)
Board Certification
Pediatric Cardiology, Board Certified  (1991)

Professional Service

  • ad hoc reviewer Cardiac Development Study Section, NIH (6/2009)
  • member, American Heart Association Founders Affiliate Research Committee (5/2009)
  • Co-Chair, Gordon Research Conference on Cilia and Mucociliary Interactions (2/2009 - 2/2013)

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