Professor Derek M Yellon (Director)
Prof Derek M.Yellon, PhD, DSc, FRCP (Hon), FACC, FESC, FAHA
Derek M Yellon is Professor of Molecular & Cellular Cardiology at University College London. Professor Yellon established the Hatter Cardiovascular Institute in 1991 and continues to lead as its Director.
In 1993 he was appointed Professor of Molecular & Cellular Cardiology at University College London. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians; the American College of Cardiology; the European Society of Cardiology; the International Society for Heart Research, the American Heart Association, and the British Cardiovascular Society. He also holds an Hon Professorial post in the Division of Medicine at the University of Cape Town.
Professor Yellon established the Hatter Cardiovascular Institute at UCL as a specialized translational research institution to investigate myocardial protection, the pathophysiology of ischaemia/reperfusion injury and cardioprotection in the setting of diabetes, & molecular aspects of ischaemic injury, in both the basic and clinical arena. Through the work of the past 30 years, Professor Yellon has now developed complementary programmes including protecting the heart following chronic kidney disease, ischaemic stroke and cardioprotection following cancer therapy (see research).
Under Professor Yellon’s guidance, the Hatter Cardiovascular Institute has developed a strong reputation in these areas, leading on international clinical trials and forging strong collaborative links with both industry and academia. The Hatter Cardiovascular Institute also runs a range of international & national education & postgraduate training programme (see education & training)
Professor Yellon is on the editorial board of several major Cardiovascular Journals and has published in excess of 600 full papers and edited 23 books. Professor Yellon has a current h-index of 140 and was named as a Highly Cited Researcher in 2019, 2020 and 2021.