Dr Melikian is Consultant Cardiologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer at King’s College Hospital and King’s College School Medicine in London. He is a Fellow of The Royal College of Physicians of London.
He maintains a large clinical practice encompassing all aspects of coronary and structural intervention as well as general cardiology.
He specialises in radial coronary angiography and angioplasty, in particular complex angioplasty, and is one of the highest volume interventional cardiologists in the UK. He also has an active structural interventional practice closing PFOs / ASDs (holes in the heart) and left atrial appendages (LAA) to prevent stroke. He chairs the Neuro-Cardiac multidisciplinary meeting with the colleagues from the regional Stroke and Neurology Units at King’s College Hospital.
His general cardiology practice covers a wide area of work with a special emphasis on the management of chest discomfort, breathlessness and risk factors for vascular disease in particular high blood pressure, He runs a dedicated resistant high blood pressure service. In addition, he regularly treats patients with palpitations / heart rhythm problems such as atrial fibrillation (AF), heart failure and heart valve disease.
To date Dr Melikian has received over 11 Awards, Scholarships and Prizes throughout his career including the prestigious British Cardiac Society John Parker Fellowship (2005 – 2007), Foord Caiger Prize in Cardiology, and the Golding Bird and Treasurer’s Medals. In 2012 he was invited to join a panel of cardiologists providing cardiology cover for the London Olympic Games.
Dr Melikian trained at Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospitals Medical School, University of London, qualifying with Distinction in 1996. He was awarded his Doctorate in Medicine (MD) from the University of London in 2010. He underwent postgraduate training at the Hammersmith, Royal Brompton and King’s College Hospitals in London and undertook a two-year interventional Fellowship at the Aalst Cardiovascular Centre in Belgium (2005 -2006), and general / heart valve Fellowship at the Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town (2003). He was appointed as Clinical Lecturer in Cardiology at King’s College School of Medicine in 2008 and to his current post in 2010.
In addition to his busy clinical practice he has an ongoing clinical research programme with an emphasis on coronary physiology and all aspects of interventional cardiology in particular myocardial infarction. He collaborates internationally and is involved in multiple international clinical trials. To date he has co-supervised two clinical PhD students at King’s College London. His research has been supported through a number of scientific grants including the British Cardiac Society, British Heart Foundation and National Academy of Sciences.