Dr Michael Drozd

Dr Michael Drozd


I graduated from the University of Leeds in 2015 with an intercalated BSc in Cardiovascular Medicine (first class) and MBChB (with honours). I then completed the Academic Foundation Programme (FY1/FY2). Following FY2, I was awarded a BHF Clinical Research Training Fellowship to undertake a PhD supervised by Dr Richard Cubbon. During my PhD, I was awarded Membership of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP).

Research interests

My preclinical work investigates diabetic vascular disease and also the role of the endothelial IGF-1 receptor in atherosclerosis. Alongside this, I conduct clinical research exploring the outcomes of patients with cardiometabolic disease with a particular interest in infection.


  • BSc (Hons)
  • MBChB with honours
  • PGCert
  • MRCP (UK)

Professional memberships

  • British Atherosclerosis Society
  • British Society for Cardiovascular Research

Student education

I supervise intercalating MBChB Students. I also provide cardiovascular teaching to MBChB students in year 1, intercalation and year 5. I am passionate about widening participation into medicine.

Research groups and institutes

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