Dr Aseem Malhotra is an Honorary Consultant Cardiologist at Frimley Park Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in Surrey.
He is a founding member of Action on Sugar and has led work highlighting the harm caused by excess sugar consumption in the United Kingdom, particularly its role in type 2 diabetes and obesity. He has also been prominent in challenging mainstream advice on the role of saturated fat in the development of cardiovascular disease.
Aseem is a frequent expert commentator in print and broadcast media and he has written for a number of publications including the BMJ, The Guardian and Observer, BBC online, Huffington Post, The Daily Mirror, Daily Mail and The Daily Telegraph.
He co-ordinated the Too Much Medicine campaign by the BMJ and Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AoMRC) to highlight the risks of overuse of medical treatments and serves on the AoMRC Choosing Wisely steering group.
Aseem has appeared in the Health Service Journal’s list of top 50 BME pioneers for the past two years and has won a number of awards for his work to raise awareness of diet-related illness.
He has campaigned for automatic electronic defibrillators to be installed in schools and serves on the Saving Londoners’ Lives external advisory board.