Cecilia Helwig, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery (Otolaryngology); Assistant Director of Pediatric Otolaryngology

Departments & Organizations

Fetal Care Center

Surgery: Fetal Care Center | Otolaryngology Surgery: General Pediatric Otolaryngology Surgery

Yale Medicine


Cecilia Helwig, MD joined the ENT Faculty as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery, specializing in Pediatric Otolaryngology. 

Dr. Helwig received medical school and residency training in Otolaryngology at the University of Chile. She completed her fellowship in Pediatric Otolaryngology at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego. Before coming to Yale, Dr. Helwig served as the Director of the Pediatric Cochlear Implant Program at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania from 2007-2017. She is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery and the American Academy of Pediatric Otolaryngology, where she currently chairs the society’s Young Members Committee.

Fluent in English and Spanish, Dr. Helwig is passionate about the prevention of hearing loss and rehabilitation. She is committed to improving the health of her patients by following the latest scientific advances and utilizing the most cutting-edge technologies available. In her free time, Dr. Helwig likes to run and go for bicycle rides with her two young children and her husband, Greg.

Education & Training

MD University of Chile (1995)
BA University of Chile, Medical Sciences (1992)
Clinical Fellow Rady Children’s Hospital
Research Fellow University of California
Resident University of Chile
Board Certification AB of Otolaryngology, Otolaryngology (2016)

Honors & Recognition

  • Pediatric Cochlear Implant Program Development AwardGeisinger Health System (2010)

  • Travel AwardAssociation for Research in Otolaryngology (2003)

  • Excellence in Research Travel AwardChilean Society of Otolaryngology (2000)

Professional Service

  • American Academy of Pediatric Otolaryngology (2009 - Present)

  • American Academy of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery (2007 - Present)

  • Chilean Society of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (2000 - Present)

  • Chilean Medical Society (1997 - Present)

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Contact Info

Cecilia Helwig, MD
Patient Care Locations
Yale New Haven Children's HospitalYale New Haven Children's Hospital
1 Park Street, Wing West Pavilion Fl 2nd Floor

New Haven, CT 06504
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Norwalk Pediatric Specialty Center747 Belden Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06850
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Park Avenue Medical Center
5520 Park Avenue

Trumbull, CT 06611
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Curriculum Vitae