Research & Publications
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
- MDUniversity of Virginia (1984)
- FellowYale University School of Medicine
- ResidentUniversity of Pittsburgh Children's Hospital
- InternUniversity of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine
- Board CertificationAB of Pediatrics, Pediatric Cardiology (1991, recertified: 2013)
|NIH||Reviewer||2009 - Present|
|American Heart Association Founders Affiliate Research Committee||Member||2009 - Present|
|Gordon Research Conference on Cilia and Mucociliary Interactions||Meeting organizer||2009 - 2013|
|Medical School Admissions Committee||Member|