Senior Investigator Profile

TitleProfessor
First NameMartin
SurnameBennett
Award StatusTerm 1
Current PostConsultant Cardiologist
DepartmentCardiovascular Medicine
Telephone44 1223 331504
Emailmrb@mole.bio.cam.ac.uk
InstitutionCambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
NHS TrustCambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Region NameEast of England
Primary Research FieldCardiology & Cardiovascular Disease
Secondary Research FieldCardiology & Cardiovascular Disease
BiographyProfessor Bennett trained in Cardiology in Birmingham and Cambridge, and currently holds the British Heart Foundation Chair of Cardiovascular Sciences at the University of Cambridge, with Honorary Consultant Cardiologist positions at Addenbrooke's and Papworth Hospitals. Professor Bennett also co-directs the Cambridge Cardiovascular Strategic Research Initiative, the Cambridge PhD programme in Cardiovascular Research, and is the Cambridge director of the Oxbridge Centre for Cardiovascular Regenerative Medicine. His major research interest is the vascular biology of atherosclerosis, the disease that causes heart attacks and strokes, and his clinical research programme examines the ability of invasive and non-invasive coronary artery imaging to identify vulnerable plaques, focussing particularly on VH-IVUS and CT. His research combines clinical medicine, imaging and engineering to predict patient events, in time for prevention. As Heads of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine he directs academic cardiology training in Cambridge, to mentor and develop the next generation of clinical scientists.
 

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