Dr. Aseem Malhotra

  • Primary Specialty

    Cardiology

  • Qualifications

    MBChB. | MRCP.

  • Clinical Interests

    General Cardiology, Preventative Medicine, Personalized Cardiac Care, Ischaemic Heart Disease, Hypercholesterolaemia, Hypertension, South Asian Population and Heart Disease, Cardiovascular Assessments

  • Location
  • Professional Profile and Experience

    Dr Aseem Malhotra is a Honorary Consultant Cardiologist at Lister Hospital, Stevenage and Visiting Professor of Evidence Based Medicine at the Bahiana Scholl of Medicine and Public Health, Brazil. He practices privately from our offices in Harley Street where is available for second opinions as well as general cardiology consultations. He specialises in shared decision making to help patients be better informed about their heath, reducing their risk of disease and truly understanding the benefit and risks of medications. In addition to his clinical work, Dr Malhotra is heavily involved as a trustee with the independent health think tank, The King’s Fund in shaping the future of healthcare delivery in UK.

    Described as an “inspiration” by Jamie Oliver Dr Aseem is a founding member of Action on Sugar and has led work highlighting the harm caused by excess sugar consumption in the United Kingdom, particularly its role in type 2 diabetes and obesity. He has also been prominent in challenging mainstream advice on the role of saturated fat and cholesterol in the development of cardiovascular disease. In 2015 he co-ordinated the Choosing Wisely campaign by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AoMRC) as lead author in a BMJ paper to highlight the risks of overuse of medical treatments. In the same year he became the youngest member to be appointed to the board of trustees of UK health think tank, The King's Fund that advises government on health policy. Aseem is a frequent expert commentator in print and broadcast media and he has written for a number of publications including the BMJ, The Guardian and Observer, BBC online, Huffington Post, The Daily Mirror, Daily Mail, The Daily Telegraph and the Washington Post.

    Aseem has appeared in the Health Service Journal’s list of top 50 BME pioneers, and has won a number of awards for his work to raise awareness of diet-related illness. He is a pioneer of the lifestyle medicine movement in the UK. He has had feature article written about him in the New York Times, The Guardian, The Telegraph, and Healthcare Leader. In 2018 he was ranked by Onalytica as the number 1 doctor in the world influencing obesity thinking. He was also named in the Sunday Times Debrett's list in 2016 as one of the most influential people in science and medicine in the UK in a list that included Professor Stephen Hawking. His total Altmetric score (measure of impact and reach) of his medical journal publications since 2013 is over 10,000 making it one of the highest in the World for a clinical doctor during this period. His first book co-authored with Donal O' Neill, The Pioppi Diet: A 21-day lifestyle plan, published in 2017 has become an international best seller.

    Dr Aseem Malhotra graduated from University of Edinburgh. He trained in General Cardiology and gained sub-specialty training in intervention within the North West Thames London Deanery working at the world famous Harefield Hospital. He has incorporated his medical training with population-based research and he wrote multiple academic publications that helped influence healthcare policy in UK. He is a frequent expert commentator in print and TV.

  • Awards, Prizes and Recognitions

    Here are some of the latest awards, prizes and recognitions of Dr Aseem Malhotra:

    • Academic Excellence Award- British Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (BAPIO)- 2014
    • Henry Schein Leadership Award for Young Doctors- British Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (BAPIO)- 2014
    • “BME Pioneer” Health Services Journal- 2014
    • “BME Pioneer” Health Services Journal- 2013
    • Top 10 “Super Smart Set” London Evening Standard 1000 Power list – 2014
    • “Food Hero” Children Food Campaign- 2013
    • “Health Hero” Globe, Silver Star Diabetes Charity- 2013

Dr Aseem Malhotra strongly believes in patient information and personalized healthcare.

Dr Aseem Malhotra’s main areas of non-clinical work covered in 2014, have included the organization of seminars for NHS England CEO, Simon Stevens, on “Delivering New Models of Care”, and Improving the Health of NHS Staff in relation to the Five Year Forward view. He also wrote the executive summary and co-authored a report on International Hospital Standardized Mortality Rates for Professor Sir Bruce Keogh.