Dr Michael Drozd

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).

Research interests

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
  • PGCert
  • MRCP (UK)

Professional memberships

  • British Atherosclerosis Society
  • British Society for Cardiovascular Research

Student education

  • 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
  • Cardiovascular
  • Discovery and Translational Science