Heiko Brennenstuhl

Board-certified Pediatrician, Human Geneticist, Junior Research Group Leader

Institute of Human Genetics

Genomic Newborn Screening


I am a board-certified pediatrician and currently serve as a medical doctor and junior research group leader for Genomic Newborn Screening at the Institute of Human Genetics at University Hospital Heidelberg in Germany. I earned my medical degree from the University of Tübingen, where I was part of the IZKF research funding and received a DAAD stipend for studies at Brown University. With global clinical rotations in Germany, the USA, the U.K., China, and Switzerland, I have gained a comprehensive perspective on healthcare. Additionally, I hold an MBA degree with a specialization in Health Management from the University of Applied Sciences Neu-Ulm.


  • Genomic Newborn Screening and Selective Screening Approaches for Actionable Childhood Diseases
  • Inborn Errors of Metabolism & Rare Diseases
  • In-depth data analysis and visualization


  • Junior Research Group Leader Genomic Newborn Screening, since 2024

    Institute of Human Genetics, Heidelberg University Hospital

  • Medical Professional & Postdoctoral Research Fellow, since 2022

    Institute of Human Genetics, Heidelberg University Hospital

  • 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 Degree, 2009-2016

    University Tübingen