Steffen Petersen

Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine

Steffen Petersen graduated in 1998 in Mainz in Germany. From 1998 until 2002 he worked as a Cardiology Registrar at the University Hospital Mainz with a major research interest in the field of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance. Supported by grants from the German Academic Exchange Service and the British Heart Foundation he joined the Cardiovascular MR group at the University of Oxford set up by Prof Stefan Neubauer (OCMR) and received his DPhil in 2005 entitled “Insights into cardiac remodelling by multi-modal magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy”. He then finished his Cardiology training and continued his research interests as a clinical lecturer in the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Oxford/John Radcliffe Hospital. He leads on the cardiac imaging of 100,000 subjects who participate in the large scale UK Biobank cohort and advises other large scale clinical trials and population based studies using cardiac imaging.

Summary of Research

My long-term aim is to build an internationally leading translational multi-modality cardiovascular research group. My main research interests are in large-scale population-based studies using cardiac imaging, in particular UK Biobank and the German National Cohort. We benefit from our close links to our clinical and pharmacology colleagues within the William Harvey Research Institute allowing us to undertake many phase IIb clinical trials that use cardiac imaging (cardiac CT, cardiovascular MRI and PET) as surrogate endpoints. One such study is the Happy London study funded by Barts and The London Charity which uses a novel personalised e-coaching tool for primary prevention and cardiac MRI is used for deeper myocardial and vascular phenotyping. 


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Key Publications

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Petersen SE, Selvanayagam JB, Wiesmann F et al. (2005). Left ventricular non-compaction - Insights from cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging. J AM COLL CARDIOL Vol.46, (1) 0735-1097 101-105.

Petersen SE, Pitcher A, Ashby D, Elliott P et al. (2011). Cardiovascular MRI in clinical trials: expanded applications through novel surrogate endpoints.. HeartVol.97, (16) 1286-1292.

Zemrak F, Petersen SE (2011). Late Gadolinium Enhancement CMR Predicts Adverse Cardiovascular Outcomes and Mortality in Patients With Coronary Artery Disease: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. PROG CARDIOVASC DIS Vol.54, (3) 0033-0620 215-229.

Petersen S, Jerosch-Herold M, Hudsmith L et al. (2007). Evidence for microvascular dysfunction in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: New insights from multiparametric MRI. CIRCULATION Vol.93, () 1355-6037 A4-A4

Petersen SE, Jung BA, Wiesmann F et al. (2006). Myocardial tissue phase mapping with cine phase-contrast mr imaging: regional wall motion analysis in healthy volunteers.. Radiology Vol.238, (3) 0033-8419 816-826.




Internal: Prof Richard Schilling (WHRI); Prof Anthony Mathur (WHRI); Prof Amrita Ahluwalia (WHRI); Prof Marc Caulfield (WHRI); Prof Adam Timmis (WHRI); Prof Chris Thiemermann (WHRI); Prof Magdi Yaqoob (WHRI); Dr Mike Barnes (WHRI)

External: Prof Neil Barnes; UK Biobank; Dr Michael Jerosch-Herold; Prof Oliver MohrsProf Stefan NeubauerProf Myriam Hunink.


Steffen E. Petersen, MD, DPHIL, FESC, FACC
Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine
Honorary Consultant Cardiologist
Centre Lead for Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging
William Harvey Research Institute
NIHR Cardiovascular Biomedical Research Unit at Barts
The London Chest Hospital
Bonner Road
London, E2 9JX
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