Steffen Petersen is a Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at 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 he reports over 1000 cardiac adult MRI scans each year. 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.

Research interests

Several projects of Steffen Petersen's current research projects involved artificial intelligence and machine learning and will benefit from The Alan Turing Insitute environment. UK Biobank requires analysis of 100,000 cardiac MR scans: automated image segmentation and image quality control are current examples of ongoing work. The Barts BioResource (>17500 consented patients) allows research using multi-dimensional healthcare data research. He will develop and validate a number of AI applications in cardiovascular research.

Achievements and awards

Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology, Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, Fellow of the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance.