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Areas of Expertise
Dr Malik performs a range of treatments, including:
Dr Iqbal Malik, MBBCh MA FRCP PhD, graduated from Cambridge University, in 1991. His science training was undertaken in Cambridge and his clinical training at Guy’s Hospital.
After qualification, he joined the Royal London Hospital SHO rotation, and was awarded MRCP, in 1994. He then trained in cardiology and general medicine on the Royal Postgraduate Medical School rotation at the Hammersmith Hospital, St. Marys Hospital and other hospitals in west London, and was awarded MRCP, in 1994.
Following a research fellowship in cardiovascular medicine at Hammersmith Hospital and Imperial College, he was awarded FRCP from the Royal College of Physicians, and an MA from Cambridge University.
In 1997, he took a three-year sabbatical to complete his PhD at Imperial College, London.
He took sabbaticals in Germany and Italy to complete his interventional cardiology training.
Dr Malik was appointed consultant cardiologist at St Mary’s Hospital and honorary senior lecturer at Imperial College, in 2003. Following the merger of St Mary’s, Hammersmith and Charing Cross Hospitals with Imperial College, he began to practice at all these hospitals.
In 2010, he was appointed lead for the Heart Attack Treatment programme and in 2011, he became Director of the Cardiac Catheter Laboratories at Hammersmith Hospital.
He is a clinical advisor on the NHS England London Strategic Clinical Advisory Group (SCLG) for Cardiovascular Medicine. He is interested in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest management, and the treatment of Kawasaki disease in adults.
He has an interest in putting patient safety first. As part of his role at Hammersmith Hospital, he as implemented many audit projects and information technology systems to improve patient safety.
He has also developed an electronic patient transfer system which has been taken up widely in London and beyond, to help patient journeys between hospitals.
Research and Awards
Dr Malik is actively involved in research, particularly coronary artery disease and structural heart disease. He has been involved in conducting many clinical trials, and was a founding member of the International Centre for Circulatory Health (ICCH) – a centre of research excellence at Imperial College London.
Dr Malik research interests are diabetes, heart attack, stroke, TAVI and also left atrial appendage closure. He also leads the Imperial Cardiovascular Simulation Training (iCAST) programme, with world-class immersive behavioural simulation to aid patient safety.
His current research is focused on interventional cardiology: the role of hole in the heart closure in migraine and stroke, comparison of carotid artery stenting and surgery to prevent stroke and the prevention of angina and heart attacks using coronary angioplasty and surgery. He is on the steering committee for major international clinical trials in these fields.