Professor Peter Weissberg Professor Peter Weissberg

Professor Peter Weissberg

Peter is Chair of the UK Biocentre Board.  He is the former Medical Director of the British Heart Foundation. Peter graduated in Medicine from the University of Birmingham, UK in 1976. He trained as a clinical cardiologist before being appointed lecturer in Cardiovascular Medicine in the University of Birmingham. Following a two-year appointment as Medical Research Council Travelling Fellow to the Baker Medical Research Institute and Alfred Hospital in Melbourne, he was appointed to a British Heart Foundation Senior Research Fellowship at the University of Cambridge.

In 1994 he was appointed as the first British Heart Foundation Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine in the University of Cambridge and honorary Consultant Cardiologist at Addenbrooke’s Hospital. He is currently Chair of the Research Council of the Scar Free Foundation and a trustee of the British Cardiovascular Society.

Professor Weissberg’s research interests have focused on vascular biology and, in particular, the cell and molecular biology of vascular smooth muscle cells in atherosclerosis. His group has developed clinical imaging techniques to characterize atherosclerotic plaque composition in patients at risk of stroke.

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