Petersen, Steffen

Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine

Steffen Petersen is a Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at the William Harvey Research Institute, Queen Mary University of London and a Consultant Cardiologist and Clinical Director for Research at Barts Heart Centre, Barts Health NHS Trust. He is also the Cardiovascular Programme Director of UCLPartners Academic Medical Centre. He is Chair-elect, Cardiovascular MRI (Dec 2016-Dec 2018) of the European Society of Cardiology's (ESC) European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI). He holds an MBCHB and MDRES equivalent (Dr med.) from Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany, a DPHIL (OXON) from the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Oxford, an MPH from Harvard School of Public Health. He is level 3 certified for cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR). He has been actively involved in cardiovascular magnetic resonance since 1998 and is reports over 1000 cardiac adult MRI scans each year. 

Summary of Research

His research interests include clinical trials using cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR), cost-effectiveness analysis related to cardiac imaging and primary prevention, large-scale population-based studies using CMR (UK Biobank cardiac imaging lead) and electronic health record research that incorporates cardiac imaging data.

Memberships / Awards

Fellow of Royal College of Physicians (FRCP)
Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC)
Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology (FESC)


Co-lead Clinical Trials and Regulatory Affairs [module 378]

Members of the Group

Jane Batchelor (Centre Administrator)
Francesca Pugliese (Reader)
Jose Paiva (RA)
Aaron Lee (Bioinformatician)
Marc Miquel (Physicist)
Redha Boubertakh (Physicist)
Jackie Cooper (Statistician)



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Key Publications

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Global Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Registry (GCMR) Investigators., Kwong RY, Petersen SE, Schulz-Menger J, Arai AE, Bingham SE, Chen Y, Choi YL, Cury RC, Ferreira VM, Flamm SD, Steel K, Bandettini WP, Martin ET, Nallamshetty L, Neubauer S, Raman SV, Schelbert EB, Valeti US, Cao JJ, Reichek N, Young AA, Fexon L, Pivovarov M, Ferrari VA, Simonetti OP. The global cardiovascular magnetic resonance registry (GCMR) of the society for cardiovascular magnetic resonance (SCMR): its goals, rationale, data infrastructure, and current developments. J Cardiovasc Magn Reson. 2017 Jan 20;19(1):23. doi: 10.1186/s12968-016-0321-7. PubMed PMID: 28187739. 

Petersen SE, Aung N, Sanghvi MM, Zemrak F, Fung K, Paiva JM, Francis JM, Khanji MY, Lukaschuk E, Lee AM, Carapella V, Kim YJ, Leeson P, Piechnik SK, Neubauer S. Reference ranges for cardiac structure and function using cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) in Caucasians from the UK Biobank population cohort. J Cardiovasc Magn Reson. 2017 Feb 3;19(1):18. doi: 10.1186/s12968-017-0327-9. PubMed PMID: 28178995. 

Ferket BS, Hunink MG, Khanji M, Agarwal I, Fleischmann KE, Petersen SE. Cost-effectiveness of the polypill versus risk assessment for prevention of cardiovascular disease. Heart. 2017 Jan 11. pii: heartjnl-2016-310529. doi: 10.1136/heartjnl-2016-310529. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28077465. 

Khanji MY, Bicalho VV, van Waardhuizen CN, Ferket BS, Petersen SE, Hunink MG. Cardiovascular Risk Assessment: A Systematic Review of Guidelines. Ann Intern Med. 2016 Nov 15;165(10):713-722. doi: 10.7326/M16-1110. PubMed PMID: 27618509.

Petersen SE, Matthews PM, Francis JM, Robson MD, Zemrak F, Boubertakh R, Young AA, Hudson S, Weale P, Garratt S, Collins R, Piechnik S, Neubauer S. UK Biobank's cardiovascular magnetic resonance protocol. J Cardiovasc Magn Reson. 2016 Feb 1;18:8. doi: 10.1186/s12968-016-0227-4. PubMed PMID: 26830817; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4736703.

Stone IS, Barnes NC, James WY, Midwinter D, Boubertakh R, Follows R, John L, Petersen SE. Lung Deflation and Cardiovascular Structure and Function in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. A Randomized Controlled Trial. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2016 Apr 1;193(7):717-26. doi: 10.1164/rccm.201508-1647OC. PubMed PMID: 26550687.

Genders TS, Petersen SE, Pugliese F, Dastidar AG, Fleischmann KE, Nieman K, Hunink MG. The optimal imaging strategy for patients with stable chest pain: a cost-effectiveness analysis. Ann Intern Med. 2015 Apr 7;162(7):474-84. doi: 10.7326/M14-0027. PubMed PMID: 25844996.

Zemrak F, Ahlman MA, Captur G, Mohiddin SA, Kawel-Boehm N, Prince MR, Moon JC, Hundley WG, Lima JA, Bluemke DA, Petersen SE. The relationship of left ventricular trabeculation to ventricular function and structure over a 9.5-year follow-up: the MESA study. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014 Nov 11;64(19):1971-80. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2014.08.035. PubMed PMID: 25440091; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4610345.

van Waardhuizen CN, Langhout M, Ly F, Braun L, Genders TS, Petersen SE, Fleischmann KE, Nieman K, Hunink MG. Diagnostic performance and comparative cost-effectiveness of non-invasive imaging tests in patients presenting with chronic stable chest pain with suspected coronary artery disease: a systematic overview. Curr Cardiol Rep. 2014;16(10):537. doi: 10.1007/s11886-014-0537-9. Review. PubMed PMID: 25301401.

Petersen SE, Matthews PM, Bamberg F, Bluemke DA, Francis JM, Friedrich MG, Leeson P, Nagel E, Plein S, Rademakers FE, Young AA, Garratt S, Peakman T, Sellors J, Collins R, Neubauer S. Imaging in population science: cardiovascular magnetic resonance in 100,000 participants of UK Biobank - rationale, challenges and approaches. J Cardiovasc Magn Reson. 2013 May 28;15:46. doi: 10.1186/1532-429X-15-46. PubMed PMID: 23714095; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3668194.

Petersen SE, Jerosch-Herold M, Hudsmith LE, Robson MD, Francis JM, Doll HA, Selvanayagam JB, Neubauer S, Watkins H. Evidence for microvascular dysfunction in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: new insights from multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging. Circulation. 2007 May 8;115(18):2418-25. PubMed PMID: 17452610.

Petersen SE, Wiesmann F, Hudsmith LE, Robson MD, Francis JM, Selvanayagam JB, Neubauer S, Channon KM. Functional and structural vascular remodelling in elite rowers assessed by cardiovascular magnetic resonance. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2006 Aug 15;48(4):790-7. PubMed PMID: 16904551.

Petersen SE, Selvanayagam JB, Wiesmann F, Robson MD, Francis JM, Anderson RH, Watkins H, Neubauer S. Left ventricular non-compaction: insights from cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2005 Jul 5;46(1):101-5. PubMed PMID: 15992642.

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