Professor Peter Weissberg
Professor Peter Weissberg was
previously our Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at the
University of Cambridge.
Professor Weissberg has also been an Honorary Consultant
Cardiologist to Addenbrooke's and Papworth Hospitals since 1988 and
was Director of Cardiology at Addenbrooke's Hospital for 13
Born and educated in the Midlands, Professor Weissberg is
married with two sons. He brings a wealth of experience and
distinction in cardiovascular medicine.
Professor Weissberg underwent most of his early clinical
training in and around Birmingham, before specialising in
cardiology and being appointed Lecturer in Cardiovascular Medicine
in the University of Birmingham in 1983.
Between 1985-87, Professor Weissberg was Medical Research
Council Travelling Fellow at the Baker Medical Research
Institute in Melbourne, Australia where he developed his
interest in vascular smooth muscle cell biology.
On returning to the UK in 1988, Professor Weissberg began his
long relationship with the BHF when he was awarded a BHF
Senior Research Fellowship (Honorary Consultant
Cardiologist) in the Department of Medicine in Cambridge. In 1994
he was appointed to the first BHF Chair of Cardiovascular
Professor Weissberg's research focused on the cell and molecular
biology of atherosclerosis - the narrowing and
hardening of the arteries over time - which is the major cause of
heart attacks and strokes.
In recent years his group developed new clinical imaging
techniques to study the cell biology of atherosclerosis in patients
with cerebrovascular disease.