Heiko Brennenstuhl is a board-certified pediatrician based at Heidelberg University’s Institute of Human Genetics in Germany. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Tübingen, where he was part of the IZKF research funding and was awarded a DAAD stipend to study at Brown University. With clinical rotations completed in Germany, the USA, the U.K., China, and Switzerland, Heiko has gained a global perspective on healthcare. Additionally, he holds an MBA degree with a specialization in Health Management from the University of Applied Sciences Neu-Ulm. In his most recent work, Heiko played a key role in co-developing aRgus, an interactive online tool for advanced variant visualization and in-silico pathogenicity score modeling.


  • Newbornscreening and Selective Screening Approaches for Actionable Childhood Diseases
  • Genomic Techniques for Disease Detection
  • Inborn Errors of Metabolism & Rare Diseases
  • Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells & 3D Cell Culture Techniques
  • Advanced Microscopy Techniques
  • R based data analysis


  • Medical Professional & Postdoctoral Research Fellow, since 2022

    Institute of Human Genetics, Heidelberg University Hospital

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, 2019-2022

    Dietmar Hopp Stoffwechselzentrum Heidelberg

  • Medical Professional at the Center for Children and Adolescent Medicine, 2016-2022

    Heidelberg University Hospital

  • MBA | Leadership and Management in Health Care, 2019-2021

    University of Applied Sciences Neu-Ulm

  • Medical Thesis | Molecular Neuro-Oncology, 2012-2016

    Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research Tübingen

  • Medical Degree, 2009-2016

    University Tübingen

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