Professor Peter Weissberg
Professor Peter Weissberg was previously our
Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of
Professor Weissberg has also been an Honorary Consultant
Cardiologist to Addenbrooke's Hospital since 1988 and was Director
of Cardiology at Addenbrooke's Hospital for 13 years.
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 Medicine in Cambridge.
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.