Dr Melvin Lobo is a pioneering clinical hypertension specialist, based in London. He is considered a global thought leader for his work as a specialist in all forms of blood pressure disorders, including hypertension, hypotension, variable blood pressure, postural tachycardia syndrome (PoTS) and fainting disorders. He has been involved in a number of important clinical studies of device-based therapies for these conditions. His group has been involved in novel treatments (some of the first in humans) to help patients with these diagnoses. To help with the diagnosis and management of complex circulatory conditions, he began the Barts Autonomic Laboratory in 2012 staffed with experts in neurophysiology and haemodynamics.
Dr Lobo is director of the renowned Bart's Blood Pressure Clinic in London, which has been recognised as a Hypertension Centre of Excellence by the European Society of Hypertension. The centre has become the premier UK centre for trials of device-based therapy of hypertension. He is a specialist advisor to NICE on interventional therapy of hypertension, and has authored UK and European guidance on renal denervation. Alongside his clinical work, Dr Lobo is also an NHS Reader in Cardiovascular Medicine Bart's and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, and has contributed to a number of peer-reviewed articles for medical journals.