Professor Peter Weissberg

Medical Director

Peter WeissbergProfessor 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 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.