Heval Mohamed Kelli, MD
Katz foundation Preventive Cardiology Fellow
Dr. Heval Mohamed Kelli came to the US as a teenage refugee from Syria and worked as dishwasher for years to support his family and education. He is currently named the prestigious Katz foundation Fellow in Preventive Cardiology in the Emory University department of medicine. He graduated Cum Laude from Morehouse School of Medicine and he finished his internal medicine residency training with honorable distinctions in social and inpatient medicine at Emory University. Dr. Mohamed Kelli was voted resident of the year by his colleagues at Emory University in 2013. He operates several non-profit organizations focused on mentorship, healthcare outreach and medical education. His remarkable journey and story was featured on the Emory University magazine, Associated Press, NY times and Washington Post.
He is also the founder and president of the Kurdish American Medical Association. In collaboration with Dr, Lattouf, Professor of Surgery/Cardiothoracic at Emory University, Dr Mohamed Kelli has launched a global initiative on Combating Cardio Metabolic Syndrome through hosting seminars in the USA and other countries, initiated a CEO Roundtable on CMS and is in the process of launching an innovative mobile application that allows patient self-risk stratification for cardiovascular diseases. Dr. Mohamed Kelli is co-editor of www.complexcardiac.com; an on-line cardiac textbook, co-editor of on-line live webinar channel www.tednets.com, where speakers give live interactive lectures to learners around the globe.
His current academic mentors are two world-renowned cardiology professors including Dr. Arshed A. Quyyumi and Dr. Laurence Sperling. He is conducting and leading several research projects focused on the impact of mHealth technology on cardiovascular outcomes and the role of disparity in oxidative stress and inflammatory makers. Dr. Mohamed Kelli published numerous scientific papers and presented at national and international conferences in the field of preventive cardiology.