Dr Matthias Schmitt

Cardiologist in Greater Manchester

SEM, MD, PhD, MRCP UK, CCT Cardiology

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Professional statement

Dr Matthias Schmitt is an expert consultant cardiologist with over 25 years of experience based in Manchester. He possesses in-depth knowledge of a wide range of cardiovascular issues, while focusing principally on various heart diseases, including valvular and structural heart disease, hypertensive heart disease and coronary artery disease, as well as offering specialist services such as cardiac CT angiography (including Heartflow® analysis) and Cari-Heart® (peri-coronary fat attenuation analysis).
Dr Schmitt qualified with an MD from Johann-Wolfgang Goethe Universität (Goethe University), Frankfurt, Germany, in 1994. Following his graduation he undertook junior doctor positions in medicine at Katharinen-Krankenhaus, Frankfurt, cardiothoracic surgery at University Hospital, Freiburg and cardiology at City Hospital in Ludwigshafen before moving to the UK.
Upon his move to the UK, Dr Schmitt was awarded the prestigious BCS De Bono research fellowship and gained a PhD at the Wales Heart Research Institute in Cardiff. His phD research focused on applying radionuclide technologies to investigate the effects of natriuretic peptides on vascular tone in health and heart failure.
He has conducted multiple research projects over his career and has published over 150 peer-reviewed manuscripts. He also takes a keen interest in helping the next generation of cardiologists, supervising both MD and PhD students. He also regularly advises on medico-legal disputes.
Dr Schmitt has taken an active role in the improvement of services at Wythenshawe Hospital since undertaking his position in 2008. He established both cardiac MRI and cardiac CT services at the hospital, whose cardiac imaging unit is one of the largest, leading dedicated cardiac imaging facilities in the UK, where 7000 cardiac studies are performed annually.
He is a member of numerous professional medical bodies, including the British Society of Magnetic Resonance, the British Society of Cardiac Imaging / British Society of Cardiac CT and the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging.

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