Dr Michael Drozd
I studied medicine at the University of Leeds, graduating MBChB with honours in 2015. During this period I also completed an intercalated BSc in Cardiovascular Medicine (First Class Hons). I was then apppointed to an Academic Foundation Programme post in vascular medicine & surgery for two years (FY1/FY2). After FY2 I was awarded a British Heart Foundation Clinical Research Training Fellowship to undertake a PhD in Dr Richard Cubbon’s lab, co-supervised by Professor Mark Kearney. During my PhD I was awarded Membership of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP).
The main theme of my research is focused on exploring the cardiovascular complications of diabetes. My preclinical laboratory work investigates: 1) cell therapy in models of diabetic vascular disease and 2) the effects of manipulating the IGF-1 receptor in the endothelium on atherogensis. I also conduct clinical research exploring the outcomes of patients with heart failure with a particular interest in sepsis.
- BSc (Hons)
- MBChB with honours
- MRCP (UK)
- British Atherosclerosis Society
- British Society for Cardiovascular Research
- Supervisor of intercalating MBChB students
- Personal tutor and lecturer – BSc in Cardiovascular Medicine
- OSCE examiner on the clinical MBChB programme
- Lecturer and tutor on the clinical MBChB programme - Cardiology Symposia
- Widening participation into medicine
Research groups and institutes
- Leeds Institute of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine
- Discovery and Translational Science