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. Dr Larissa Fabritz 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, collaborations at the University of Muenster, Germany and throughout Europe and the United States.


  • 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




 MRes Cardiovascular Sciences

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. https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/research/activity/cardiovascular-sciences/research/heart-failure-arrhythmias/index.aspx

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.

Postdoctoral positions are currently available. Please email your application to L.Fabritz@bham.ac.uk.


  • Molecular mechanisms of arrhythmias and cardiomyopathies
  • Molecular mechanisms of atrial fibrillation and atrial thrombosis
  • Sodium channel dysfunction
  • Desmosomal proteins

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

Translational Research on Heart Failure and Arrhythmias - https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/research/activity/cardiovascular-sciences/research/heart-failure-arrhythmias/index.aspx

Catch Me - http://www.catch-me.info/

Other activities

  • CATCH ME - Characterizing Atrial fibrillation by Translating its Causes into Health Modifiers in the Elderly
  • 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
  • Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research Promotion Committee, External Member
  • Chair of Committee for Promotion of Young Scientists, Collaborative Research Center Molecular Cardiovascular Imaging DFG 2005-2011
  • 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
  • Nucleus German Cardiac Society Working Group on Cellular Electrophysiology
  • DFG SFB and BHF Chair Site Visit Committee Member 2015, 2017


For the full list of publication please click here