Dr Michael Drozd

Dr Michael Drozd


I graduated from the University of Leeds with a first class BSc in Cardiovascular Medicine (2013) and MBChB with honours (2015). I was then appointed through open competition to an Academic Foundation Programme post for the first two years of my postgraduate clinical training. Following this I was awarded a British Heart Foundation Clinical Research Training Fellowship to undertake a PhD in the laboratory of Dr Richard Cubbon, co-supervised by Professor Mark Kearney and Dr Nadira Yuldasheva.

Research interests

The main theme of my research is focused on exploring the cardiovascular complications of diabetes. My preclinical laboratory work investigates cell therapy in models of diabetic vascular disease. I also use the UK Biobank cohort to investigate genetic risk factors for cardiovascular events in people with diabetes. My clinical research interest is in prognostic factors in patients with heart failure.



  • BSc (Hons) Class I
  • MBChB with honours
  • PGCert

Professional memberships

  • British Atherosclerosis Society
  • British Society for Cardiovascular Research

Student education

  • Supervisor of intercalating MBChB students
  • Personal tutor and lecturer on the intercalated BSc in Cardiovascular Medicine
  • OSCE examiner on the clinical MBChB programme
  • Lecturer and tutor on the clinical MBChB programme - Cardiology Symposia
  • Mentor for prospective AFP applicants
  • Actively involved in widening participation into medicine

Research groups and institutes

  • Leeds Institute of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine
  • Cardiovascular
  • Discovery and Translational Science