Position: Senior Lecturer & Consultant Cardiologist
Location: Leeds UK
Dr Klaus Witte (FRCP, FESC, FACC, MD)
Senior Lecturer and Consultant Cardiologist
University of Leeds and Leeds General Infirmary
Klaus Witte is a Senior Lecturer and Consultant Cardiologist in the Leeds Institute of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine at the University of Leeds. His research interests include vitamin D in CHF, and he is the principle investigator of VINDICATE, the largest study of vitamin D supplementation in CHF patients funded by the Medical Research Council the results of which, showing a clinically important increase in LV function with one year of vitamin D were published in April 2016 to international interest. He was also a co-investigator on the recently published REM-HF study exploring remote monitoring in CHF patients, funded by a special programme grant from the British Heart Foundation and is the only cardiologist in the UK to hold an NIHR (UK) clinician scientist award, in his case for the OPT-pace project exploring the relationship between pacemakers and heart function. He currently supervises three PhD students, two of whom hold NIHR PhD fellowships. He runs the heart failure service at Leeds General Infirmary, and has published a series of papers describing prognostic variables in patients with heart failure.