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Areas of Expertise
Dr Narbeh Melikian performs a range of treatments, including:
- Coronary angioplasty/stenting
- Coronary angiography (radial and femoral techniques)
- Cardiovascular risk factor management
- Percutaneous PFO/ASD closure
Some of the most common conditions he treats are:
- Ischaemic heart disease
- Heart valve disease
- Heart failure
- Atrial fibrillation
- Septal defects
- High blood pressure
- Chest pain
Dr Narbeh Melukian (BSc (Hons), MBBS (Hons), MD FRCP (UK)) graduated, with honours, from Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals Medical School, in 1996.
His post-graduate training took him to Hammersmith, Royal Brompton and King’s College Hospitals in London, and he also undertook a two-year interventional cardiology fellowship at the Aalst Cardiovascular Centre, in Belgium.
In 2008, he was appointed as clinical lecturer in cardiology at King’s College School of Medicine, before accepting his current post as consultant cardiologist at King’s College Hospital, in 2010.
In 2014, he was instrumental in securing national commissioning for structural intervention services (such as patent foramen ovale (PFO) and left atrial appendage (LAA), emphasising their importance in stroke and TIA prevention) to King’s College Hospital.
He then went on to set-up and now chairs, the neuro-cardiac multidisciplinary meeting (MDM) with the colleagues from the regional stroke and neurology units at King’s College Hospital.
Research and Awards
Dr Melikian has an ongoing research programme that has an emphasis on coronary physiology and all aspects of interventional cardiology, in particular management of patients who have had heart attacks.
He is also involved in multiple international clinical trials, and maintains an active clinical research programme. In recent years, he has been awarded multiple scientific grants from the British Cardiac Society, British Heart Foundation and the National Academy of Medical Sciences.
Dr Melikian has many awards, scholarships and prizes to his name; including the prestigious British Cardiac Society John Parker Fellowship, which he undertook between 2005-7, and Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals’ Golding Bird and Treasures medals.