Dr. Heval Mohamed Kelli came to the US as a teenage Kurdish refugee from Syria and worked as dishwasher to support his family and education for several years. He is currently named the prestigious Katz foundation Fellow in Preventive Cardiology at Emory University. He graduated Cum Laude from Morehouse School of Medicine. He finished his internal medicine residency training with resident of the year award and honorable distinctions in social and inpatient medicine at Emory University.
He co-founded and operates several non-profit organizations focused on mentorship (U-Beyond), healthcare outreach (You4Prevent) and medical education (Young Physician Initiative and You4Education). His remarkable journey and story were featured on national and international news including the Emory University magazine, Associated Press, Creative Loafing, Emory News, Rudaw, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Voice of America, NY times, Washington Post and more.
He is conducting and leading several research projects focused on the impact of socioeconomic status on cardiovascular health and the role of disparity in oxidative stress and inflammatory makers. His main focus is utilizing mobile health technology to bring standard of care and health education to underserved areas. Dr. Mohamed Kelli published numerous scientific papers and presented at national and international conferences in the field of preventive cardiology. His research progress was featured in global medical news in the American College of Cardiology and Medscape.
"Your resilience and dedication reflect the best of the American spirit. Your experience offers a shining example of the American dream."-President Obama about Heval Kelli.