Martina Brueckner, MD

Professor of Pediatrics (Cardiology)

Departments & Organizations

Pediatrics: Brueckner Lab | Pediatric Cardiology: Pediatric Cardiogenetics Program


Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Molecular Cell Biology, Genetics and Development

Yale Medicine

Office of Cooperative Research


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

MD University of Virginia (1984)
Fellow Yale University School of Medicine
Resident University of Pittsburgh Children's Hospital
Intern University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine
Board Certification AB of Pediatrics, Pediatric Cardiology (1991, recertified: 2013)

Professional Service

  • NIH (2009 - Present) Reviewer

  • American Heart Association Founders Affiliate Research Committee (2009 - Present) Member

  • Gordon Research Conference on Cilia and Mucociliary Interactions (2009 - 2013) Meeting organizer

  • Medical School Admissions Committee Member

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Contact Info

Martina Brueckner, MD
Patient Care Locations
Yale Pediatric CardiologyYale New Haven Children's Hospital
1 Park Street, Ste West Pavilion-2nd Floor

New Haven, CT 06504
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Yale Pediatric GeneticsYale New Haven Children's Hospital
1 Park Street, Ste West Pavilion, 2nd floor

New Haven, CT 06504
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Office Location
Fitkin Memorial Pavilion
789 Howard Avenue, Ste 426

New Haven, CT 06519
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Mailing Address
Pediatric CardiologyPO Box 208064
New Haven, CT 06520-8064
Research Image 1

Calcium Signaling at the Node of e7.75 Mouse Embryos. Embryos are incubated with the cell-permeable calcium indicator Fluo3 and imaged by scanning confocal laser microscopy. Images are converted to an intensity scale. Red, high intensity; blue/black, low intensity. Fluo3 fluorescence is most intense at the left and posterior margins of the node. P-posterior, A-anterior, L-left. R-right