Ulrich Broeckel, MD

  • Associate director, Children's Research Institute
  • Professor, Medicine (Cardiology), adjunct professor, Physiology and Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin




  • Genomic Pediatrics
Research interests
  • Genetic diseases/genomics
  • Heart disease

Study interests

  • Coronary artery disease
  • Left ventricular hypertrophy
  • Identification of genes underlying polygenic cardiovascular disease
  • Renal failure


  • Medical degree, University of Heidelberg, Germany, 1994
  • Cardiology and Nephrology internship and residency, University of Regensburg, Germany, 1996
  • Postdoctoral fellow, Physiology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 2000

Education and Awards



  • Young Investigator Award, 24th Scientific Session, German Society of High Blood Pressure Research, Heidelberg, Germany, 2000

Research and publications


  • National Institutes of Health, U01, Functional GWAS for LVH using iPS-derived Cardiomyocytes, principal investigator, 2011-2016
  • National Institutes of Health, R01, Genome-wide Association for CAD and Associated Risk Factors, principal investigator, 2008-2013
  • National Institutes of Health, R01, Genetics of Left Ventricular Hypertrophy (HyperGen), principal investigator, MCW subcontract (PI D. Arnett), 2006-2012
  • Wisconsin Genomics Initiative, Wisconsin Genomics Initiative Core, co-investigator, 2010-2011
  • National Children's Study, NIH subcontract UW-Madison, Analyzing Environmental Exposures and Candidate Genes in Congential Vertebral Malformations - NCS, co-investigator 2011-2012