Dr Larissa Fabritz

Dr Larissa Fabritz

Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences
Reader in Cardiovascular Sciences

Contact details

Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences
College of Medical and Dental Sciences
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Dr Larissa Fabritz studies novel mechanisms of heart disease and performs translational research towards mechanism-based therapies of cardiovascular diseases. As a clinical consultant, she sees patients in the Department of Cardiology at UHB. Larissa engages in research on molecular mechanisms of cardiomyopathies and arrhythmias as well as molecular cardiovascular imaging with her working group at the University of Birmingham and collaborations throughout Europe and North America.


  • 2016 Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians London
  • 2012 Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology
  • 2012 Habilitation Internal Medicine “Towards molecular mechanism-based therapy of cardiomyopathies and arrhythmias”
  • 2011 GMC accreditation
  • 2010 Board Certification in Medicine
  • 1998 Thesis summa cum laude
  • 1997 Graduation from Medical School


Dr Fabritz is currently Cardiology Specialty Lead for Year 4 MBChB and Cardiology Specialty Lead for the Academic In Day (Year 5 MBChB)

Postgraduate supervision

  • PhD supervisor
  • MD supervisor

Current students are listed on the group webpage.

Dr Fabritz has supervised MD and PhD students in Germany and the UK and offers translational and interdisciplinary cardiovascular research projects on various topics of heart failure and arrhythmias, cardiomyopathies and sudden death with opportunities for engagement in international collaborations. If you are interested in an MD or PhD in these areas, please contact Dr Fabritz via email including your CV.

Research Associate and Postdoctoral positions are currently available. Please email your application to L.Fabritz@bham.ac.uk including your CV.


  • Molecular mechanisms of arrhythmias and cardiomyopathies
  • Molecular mechanisms of atrial fibrillation and atrial thrombosis
  • Sodium channel dysfunction
  • Desmosomal proteins
  • Effects of ageing and exercise on arrhythmia and cardiomyopathy
  • Translation of preclinical research into clinical trials
  • Personalised medicine and management of care in patients with atrial fibrillation using a variety of innovative tools and techniques


Dr Fabritz is also linked to the below research groups :-

Other activities

  • Honorary Consultant in the Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Birmingham, Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians
  • Institute for Cardiovascular Sciences Executive Committee, Internal Member for Impact and EDI
  • Institute for Cardiovascular Science Promotion Committee, Internal Member
  • Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research Promotion Committee, External Member
  • Nucleus member European Working Group of Cellular Cardiac Electrophysiology, liason person of European Heart Rhythm Association
  • Selection Committee of Oskar-Lapp Research Scholarship of German Cardiac Society
  • Past-chair, Nucleus German Cardiac Society Working Group of Molecular Cardiology, Spokesperson 2015-2017
  • DFG SFB and BHF Chair Site Visit Committee Member 2015, 2017, 2018
  • British Heart Foundation Committee for Project Grants, Member from 3rd quarter 2019


For the full list of publication please click here