Dr Malenka M Bissell

Dr Malenka M Bissell


After completing my medical degree and MD in Germany I started my clinical academic career in the UK. My DPhil in Cardiovascular Medicine at Oxford University focussed on 4D flow MRI in bicuspid aortic valve disease. I joined Leeds University in 2018 as a clinical lecturer in Paediatric Cardiology.

Research interests

My main area of interest is cardiac MRI in congenital heart disease. This especially includes 4D flow MRI. 


  • MD
  • DPhil

Student education

I teach paediatric cardiology modules in a variety of post-graduate teaching programmes.

Research groups and institutes

  • Leeds Institute of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine
  • Biomedical Imaging Science
<h4>Postgraduate research opportunities</h4> <p>We welcome enquiries from motivated and qualified applicants from all around the world who are interested in PhD study. Our <a href="https://phd.leeds.ac.uk">research opportunities</a> allow you to search for projects and scholarships.</p>
    <li><a href="//phd.leeds.ac.uk/project/193-non-invasive-advanced-imaging-biomarkers-to-improve-optimal-timing-of-interventions-in-tetralogy-of-fallot">Non-invasive advanced imaging biomarkers to improve optimal timing of interventions in tetralogy of fallot</a></li>