Dr Alexander Lyon is a Senior Lecturer in Cardiology at Imperial College London and a Consultant Cardiologist at the Royal Brompton Hospital.
Dr Alexander Lyon studied medicine at Oxford University, gaining a first in Physiology in 1995 and graduating from the John Radcliffe School of Medicine three years later. He then specialised in cardiology, first in Oxford and then gaining experience at the Royal Brompton in London and in Sydney, Australia. He returned to the UK to become more involved in cardiac research and was awarded a PhD and numerous prizes for his work on cardiac gene therapy and ventricular arrhythmias in 2008.
In 2008, he spent a year in New York at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and, on his return, completed his training in London before taking up his current post as a Consultant Cardiologist at the Royal Brompton Hospital.
Dr Alexander Lyon has presented at numerous national and international meetings in the field of cardiac calcium pathophysiology, gene therapy in heart failure, chemotherapy-induced cardiac dysfunction and heart failure, and Takotsubo cardiomyopathy.
Dr Alexander Lyon has received a number of academic awards throughout his career including the British Cardiovascular Society Young Investigator Competition Winner (Basic Sciences) in 2009 and the inaugural Bernard and Joan Marshall Young Investigator Prize from the British Society for Cardiovascular Research in 2010.
Primary Medical Qualification
BM BCh 1998 Oxford University
Specialist Register entry date
Cardiology From 01 Jan 2012
The inaugural Bernard and Joan Marshall Young Investigator Prize from the British Society for Cardiovascular Research (2010)
The British Cardiovascular Society Young Investigator Competition Winner (Basic Sciences) (2009)
The Medical Research Society Raftery Prize in Cardiovascular Sciences Winner (2008)
The European Meeting of International Society of Heart Research Best Scientific Poster Prize (2008)
The Royal Society of Medicine Cardiology Section President’s Medal Winner (2007)