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Jeffrey R Gruen, MD

Neonatal - Perinatal Medicine, Pediatric Genetics
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Jeffrey R. Gruen, MD, is a pediatrician specializing in disorders in newborn babies. He treats conditions that typically result from prematurity, congenital genetic disorders, inborn metabolic errors and infections.

In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Gruen has been the principal investigator in a number of notable studies of the genetics of reading disability (dyslexia) and language impairment. “My work focuses on learning disabilities such as dyslexia, language impairment and speech-sound disorder,” he says.

A professor of pediatrics (neonatology) and of genetics at Yale School of Medicine, Dr. Gruen is also a member of the Investigative Medicine Program, a PhD program at Yale School of Medicine. He is an investigator in the Learning Disabilities Research Center at the University of Colorado, Boulder; and a member of the Learning Disabilities Research Centers Consortium funded by the National Institutes of Health.


  • Professor of Pediatrics (Neonatology) and of Genetics
  • Faculty, Investigative Medicine Program, Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Education & Training

  • Fellow
    Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT (1988)
  • Resident
    Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT (1984)
  • Intern
    Pediatrics, Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT (1982)
  • MD
    Tulane University (1981)
  • BS
    Tulane University, Chemistry (1977)

Additional Information

  • Yale Neonatology
    Yale New Haven Children's Hospital
    1 Park Street, Ste West Pavilion - 2nd Floor
    New Haven, CT, 06504