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Melissa Heightman

Melissa Heightman

National Specialty Advisor for long COVID, Clinical Lead for the post COVID service, NHS England, UCLH
Dr Melissa Heightman is a respiratory physician with an interest in in integrated respiratory services and interstitial lung disease. She qualified from the University of Cambridge in 2000 and trained in respiratory medicine at the Brompton Hospital and in North London. She held a Wellcome Trust Clinical Training Fellowship from 2007 to 2011. Dr Heightman is clinical lead for the Post COVID clinic at UCLH and is consultant lead for the multi-professional Post COVID network in North Central London. She is a member of the NHSE task force considering COVID follow up service development and was previously an expert adviser to NICE re guideline development for management of the long-term effects of COVID19. She is clinical lead for the NIHR funded STIMULATE-ICP research program evaluating care pathways and treatments in Long COVID

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