Joseph Brennan, MD, BS

Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiology); Director, Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program, Internal Medicine; Medical Director, Coronary Intensive Care Unit, Yale-New Haven Hospital, Yale Medicine; Director, Inpatient Cardiology Services, Yale Medicine

Departments & Organizations

Internal Medicine: Cardiovascular Medicine: Cardiac Inpatient Services; Cardiomyopathy & Inherited Cardiovascular Disease Program; Interventional Cardiology Program

Yale Medicine

Office of Cooperative Research


I have been a member of the Section of Cardiovascular Medicine since completion of Cardiology fellowship in 1989. My primary interest has been clinical cardiology particularly in the areas of both Intensive Care Cardiology (serving as Medical Director of the CICU) as well as Interventional cardiology (serving as the Fellowship Director of the Interventional Cardiology Fellowship for the past 20 yrs). I have been the recipient of innumerable teaching awards both within the Yale Medical School as ell as the Department of Medicine/Section of Cardiology.

Education & Training

MD Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia (1983)
BS College of William and Mary, Biology (1978)
Fellow Yale New Haven Hospital
Chief Resident Yale New Haven Hospital
Resident Yale New Haven Hospital
Board Certification AB of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (1987)
Board Certification AB of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease (1989)
Board Certification AB of Internal Medicine, Interventional Cardiology (2001, recertified: 2012)

Honors & Recognition

  • Tow Humanism Award (2017)

  • Teacher of the Year Yale Primary Care residency (2015)

  • Master Clinician Yale Primary Care Residency (2015)

  • Consultant of the Year Given by ED Residents (2013)

  • Teacher of the Year Cardiology Section (2012)

  • Nurses Choice Award (2012)

  • Teacher of the Year Yale Traditional Internal Medicine Residency (2011)

  • "Top Docs"Connecticut Magazine (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)

  • Fellow, Society of Coronary Angiography and interventions (2005)

  • Connecticut State Medical Society (CSMS) (2005)

  • Inaugaral Faculty Award for Clinical Care- Dept. of Internal Medicine (2004)

  • Society of Distinguished Teachers- Yale University School of MedicineYale University (2000)

  • Outstanding House Staff award- Given by Graduating Medical School Class (YSM) (1987)

  • Alpha Omega Alpha- Medical Honor SocietyVCU/MCV (1982)

  • Phi Beta KappaThe College of William and Mary (1976)

Professional Service

  • Clinical events Committee- LAAO Registry (2018 - Present) Served as Chair of Clinical events Committee for large multicenter left atrial appenedage Closure device.

  • Clinical Event Commitee (2018 - 2019) Serving as member of Clinical Event Committee (CEC) for REFLECT Trial, adjudicating all outcome events for this large trial.

  • Clinical Events Committee (CEC) Fantom II Trial (2017 - Present) Served as Chair of Fantom II stent registry clinical events committee adjudicating all events related to the study.

  • Hearts Around the World (2016) Served as physician liasion in Havana, Cuba

  • WTNH New Haven Channel 8 (2016) Presenter/Speaker

  • Yale New Haven Hospital (2015 - Present) ICU leadership Committee

  • Hearts Around the World (2014) Served as physician liasion in Dalian, China

  • Yale New Haven Hospital (2013 - Present) Member of YNHH Hospitalist Advisory Committee

  • Yale New Haven Hospital (2013 - Present) Member of YNHH Medical Directors Leadership Committee

  • YNHH (2013 - Present) Co-Chair HVC Paytient Experience Forum

  • YNHH (2013 - Present) HVC Operations Council

  • Yale University School of Medicine (2011 - Present) Served as Director of YSM Student Electives in Section of Cardiovascular Medicine

  • YNHH (2010 - Present) Member, Therapeutic Hypothermia Committee-YNHH

  • YNHH (2010 - Present) Member, Chest Pain Center Reaccreditaion Committee

  • YNHH (2008 - Present) Member, YNHH D2B Committee

  • Hearts Around the World (2005) Served as Physician liasion in St. Petersburg, Russia


  • CRT Washington, United States (2019 - 2019)

    Speaker- Fellowship Directors Symposium

  • Physician Education Havana, Cuba; Saint Petersburg, Russia; Dalian, China; Moschi, Tanzania; Dechapelle, Haiti (1985 - 2016)

    Have served in multiple areas around the world both during medical residency as well as a faculty member

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Joseph Brennan, MD, BS
Patient Care Locations
Yale CardiologyYale New Haven Hospital
20 York Street

New Haven, CT 06510
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Yale Heart and Vascular Outpatient Services
84 North Main Street

Branford, CT 06405
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Yale CardiologyYale Physicians Building
800 Howard Avenue

New Haven, CT 06519
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Cardiovascular Services of Greenwich, PCGreenwich Hospital
55 Holly Hill Lane, Ste Suite 240

Greenwich, CT 06830
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Yale CardiologyLaboratory for Medicine and Pediatrics (LMP)
15 York Street

New Haven, CT 06510
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Mailing Address
Cardiovascular MedicinePO Box 208056
New Haven, CT 06520-8056