William Eugene Hellenbrand, MD

Professor of Pediatrics (Cardiology)

Departments & Organizations

Pediatrics: Pediatric Cardiology: Adult Congenital Heart Program; Pediatric Interventional Cardiac Catheterization Program

Adult Congenital Heart Program

Yale Medicine

Office of Cooperative Research


Dr. Hellenbrand is the Section Chief for Pediatric Cardiology. He completed his internship, residency, and fellowship at the Yale University School of Medicine before starting as a faculty member at Yale, for which he served for 24 years. In 1999, he became the Director of the Cardiac Catheterization lab at Columbia University Medical Center, before assuming the role of Director of the Division of Pediatric Cardiology at Columbia. In September of 2011, he returned to his roots at Yale to assume the role of Section Chief for Pediatric Cardiology at Yale University School of Medicine.

Dr. Hellenbrand has an international reputation as a leader in the field of pediatric and adult congenital cardiac catheterization. He was instrumental in the development of transcatheter devices to close congenital heart defects including ASDs and PDAs. Most recently, he was one of the principal investigators in the U.S. trials of the trans-catheter implanted Melody valves. He remains very active in the field of congenital heart catheterization, preforming procedures, teaching others, and lecturing regularly.

Education & Training

MD SUNY Downstate Medical Center (1970)
Fellowship Yale University School of Medicine
Felllowship Yale University School of Medicine
Residency Yale-New Haven Hospital
Board Certification AB of Pedidatrics, Pediatrics (1975)
Board Certification AB of Pediatrics, Pediatric Cardiology (1977)

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Contact Info

William Eugene Hellenbrand, MD
Patient Care Locations
Yale Pediatric CardiologyYale New Haven Children's Hospital
1 Park Street

New Haven, CT 06504
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Yale Pediatric Specialty Center747 Belden Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06850
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Mailing Address
Pediatric CardiologyPO Box 208064
New Haven, CT 06510-8064