Blog - Keto Lifestyle - Dr. Asseem Malhotra, world renowned preventative care cardiologist and health advocate
Dr. Aseem Malhotra is a cardiologist and world renowned expert in the prevention, diagnosis and management of heart disease. He is honorary council member to the Metabolic Psychiatry Clinic at Stanford University school of medicine. In 2015 he helped co-ordinate the Choosing Wisely campaign by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (UK) as lead author in a British Medical Journal (BMJ) to highlight the risks of overuse of medical treatments. In the same year, he became the youngest member to be appointed to the board of trustees of UK health think tank, The King’s Fund that advises the government on health policy.

Aseem is a frequent expert commentator in print and broadcast media and he has written scores of articles for a number of publications including the BMJ, British Journal of Sports Medicine, BMJ Open Heart, JAMA Internal Medicine, Prescriber, The Pharmaceutical Journal, European Scientist, The Guardian and Observer, BBC online, Huffington Post, The Daily Mirror, Daily Mail, The Daily Telegraph and the Washington Post. He is an international guest editor of the journal of evidence-based healthcare. Aseem has appeared in the Health Service Journal’s list of top 50 BME pioneers, and has won a number of awards for his work to raise awareness of diet-related illness both in the UK and internationally.

He is a pioneer of the lifestyle medicine movement in the UK and has had feature articles written about him in the New York Times, The Guardian, The Telegraph, and Healthcare Leader. In 2018 he was ranked by software company Onalytica as the number 1 doctor in the world influencing obesity thinking. In 2016 he was named in the Sunday Times Debrett’s list as one of the most influential people in science and medicine in the UK in a list that included Professor Stephen Hawking. His total Altmetric score (measure of impact and reach) of his medical journal publications since 2013 is over 10,000 making it one of the highest in the World for a clinical doctor during this period.

Aseem’s first book co-authored with Donal O’ Neill, The Pioppi Diet, has become an international bestseller. Award-winning American Science Journalist Gary Taubes describes Aseem as someone who has “probably done more in the UK to inject sanity into nutrition science and the pharmaceutical industry debate than any human being alive”. You can watch Dr. Mahotra’s interview about changes needed for global health in The Charlie Foundation’s interview during the Metabolic Health Summit.

Watch all of Dr. Maholtra’s videos on the Charlie Foundation YouTube channel.

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Beth Zupec-Kania

A Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who has managed ketogenic diet therapies since 1991. Designer of KetoDietCalculator, online program for creating ketogenic diets, and prolific author. Beth has trained over 300 medical centers globally on implementing keto diets and has recently published a keto pocket guide for professionals.

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