William E. Hellenbrand is chief of pediatric cardiology

Top interventional cardiologist is a pioneer in catheterization

William Hellenbrand

William E. Hellenbrand, MD, is the new chief of pediatric cardiology for Yale Medical Group. Dr. Hellenbrand is one of the top pediatric interventional cardiologists in the world, and a pioneer in the development of new, innovative devices and techniques in catheterization.

Along with leading pediatric cardiology, Dr. Hellenbrand will be involved in building a new statewide program in congenital heart surgery in collaboration with Connecticut Children's Medical Center.

“Dr. Hellenbrand embodies the teaching, research and clinical care missions of an academic medical center,” said Clifford Bogue, MD, interim chair of pediatrics and physician-in-chief at Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital (YNHCH). “We are extremely fortunate to have a physician of his caliber leading our pediatric cardiology program at Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital.”

Before joining the practice, Dr. Hellenbrand was director of pediatric cardiology at Columbia University Medical Center and Weill Cornell Medical Center, director of invasive cardiology at Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital, clinical director of pediatric cardiology at Yale-New Haven Hospital, and professor of pediatrics and diagnostic imaging at Yale School of Medicine. He has led numerous clinical trials and published extensively on his work in the catheterization laboratory.

Dr. Hellenbrand earned his undergraduate degree from Brooklyn College, City University of New York and his medical degree from Downstate Medical Center, State University of New York. He completed his internship and residency in pediatrics and a fellowship in pediatric cardiology at Yale-New Haven Hospital and Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Hellenbrand served in the U.S. army as a pediatric cardiologist at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC, where he was chief of pediatric cardiology.