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Marc Dweck


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BHF Clinical Lecturer
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0131 242 6361
Chancellor's Building
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Dr Marc Dweck went to the University of Edinburgh Medical School between 1997 and 2003. He graduated with 1st class honours in his Medical Sceinces BSc and with MBChB. He performed his medical training at the Hammersmith, St Thomas' and the Royal Brompton hospitals before returning to Edinburgh for Cardioloigy Specialist Registrar training in 2007. His clinical interests include non-invasive cardiac imaging and he has performed imaging fellowships at Cedars Sinai Hospital, Los Angeles and the Royal Brompton CMR unit. Marc is fully  accredited in echocardiography, cardiac CT and cardiovascular MRI.  He completed his PhD under the supervision of Prof David Newby, Dr James Rudd (Cambridge) and Dr Nicholas Boon and has more recently been appointed as a British Heart Foundation Clinical Lecturer here in Edinburgh, a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and as a member of the Young Academy of Scotland. Aa  a consequence of his research he has been awarded the following prizes

  • Patrick Neil Medal. Early Career Award for Life Sciences, The Royal Society, Edinburgh
  • Finalist The Lancet Prize, Academy of Medical Sciences 2013 
  • Winner Best Poster, American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions 2013
  • William W Parmley Young Author Award. Journal of the American College of Cardiology 2012
  • Winner Young Investigator Award, American College of Cardiology, Chicago 2012
  • President's Medal, Royal Society of Medicine 2012
  • Young Research Worker's Prize, Radiology Society of North America, Chicago 2011
  • Gold-medal for best abstract at EUROCMR, Florence 2010


Research interests: 

I am interested in the use of modern imaging techniques to investigate the pathophysiology of aortic stenosis. Primarily combined positron emission tomography and computed tomography (PET/CT) to study inflammation and calcification within the valve and cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) to study fibrosis both within the valve and the hypetrophied myocardium. These studies form the basis of my British Heart Foundation Clinical PhD training fellowship FS/10/026. More recently I have become interested in the application of PET/CT to the detection of high-risk atherosclerotic plaque.  


Research images: 
18F NaF uptake in the proximal LAD showing active calcification in this region
18F-NaF uptake in the valve of a patient with aortic stenosis
Examples of mid-wall late gadolinium enhancement in patients with aortic stenosis