Steffen Petersen

Steffen Petersen


Professor Steffen Petersen is Deputy Director of the British Heart Foundation Data Science Centre which aims to enable data-led research to improve heart and circulatory health. Steffen works closely with the Centre’s Director and the Associate Directors to lead on the strategic delivery of the transformation of cardiovascular data science in the UK.


Steffen is a Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at William Harvey Research Institute, Queen Mary University of London and a Consultant Cardiologist at Barts Heart Centre, Barts Health NHS Trust. He is President of the European Society of Cardiology’s (ESC) European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI). He holds an MBCHB and MDRES equivalent (Dr med.) from Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany, a DPHIL (OXON) from the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Oxford, an MPH from Harvard School of Public Health and an MSc from the London School of Economics.

He is level 3 certified for cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR). He has been actively involved in cardiovascular magnetic resonance since 1998 and he reports over one thousand cardiac adult MRI scans each year.

His research interests include clinical trials using cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR), cost-effectiveness analysis related to cardiac imaging and primary prevention, large scale population-based​ studies using CMR including AI approaches (UK Biobank cardiac imaging lead) and electronic health record research that incorporates cardiac imaging data.