Dr Alexander Lyon is a leading London-based consultant cardiologist, specialising in the field of heart failure, cardiomyopathy, cardio-oncology and Takotsubo syndrome. He is highly experienced, and is well-versed in all aspects of cardiology. Along with his private clinics at Royal Brompton Hospital and in central London, he is also senior lecturer for the National Heart and Lung Institute at Imperial College London.
Dr Lyon graduated with a first class degree from Oxford University, and gained experience doing post-graduate training in London and Sydney, Australia before setting up private practice in London. He became part of the cardiac medicine research group of Professor Sian Harding and Professor Philip Poole-Wilson. He studied the influence of cardiac gene therapy on ventricular arrhythmia generation. He was awarded the MRC Clinical Research Training Fellowship in 2005, and went on to complete his PhD in 2008.
He is renowned for his research into heart failure and Takotsubo syndrome, and is lead for the heart failure research theme of the Biomedical Research Unit at the Royal Brompton Hospital, funded by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR).
Dr Lyon holds a number of teaching positions, and regularly presents at national and international events, and is a senior lecturer at Imperial College London.
Dr Alexander Lyon is passionate about improving the quality and the length of life of people with heart failure, and believes that a stronger focus on early detection and treatment is the future of cardiology.