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Kern Institute Grand Rounds

March 4, 2019 | 9:00 am–10:00 am MCW_Icons_Make_An_Appointment_Green iCAL

The Kern Institute welcomes Heval Kelli, MD,  Emory University School of Medicine. Please join us for a Grand Rounds presentation with Heval Kelli, MD, Emory University School of Medicine titled: "American Refugee: Dishwasher to Doctor".

As a young Syrian refugee washing dishes in a restaurant to support his family, Heval Kelli could not know that many years later he would become a distinguished fellow in cardiology at a university less than one mile from where his journey in the United States began. From Kobane, Syria to Clarkston, Georgia, Dr. Kelli graduated cum lauda from Georgia State University and Morehouse School of Medicine. He finished his internal medicine residency at Emory University and received recognition as resident of the year as well as honorable distinctions in social and inpatient medicine.

Dr. Kelli is currently serving as a Katz Foundation Fellow in Preventative Cardiology. His research focuses on understanding the impact of socioeconomic status on cardiovascular outcomes and utilizing mobile health technologies to bring health education to underserved areas. In collaboration with his lifelong mentor Dr. Omar Lattouf, Professor of Surgery at Emory University, he has launched a global initiative to combat cardio metabolic syndrome through hosting seminars in the U.S. and around the globe. His remarkable journey and work has been featured on TEDx, NY Times, Huffington Post, NPR, and more.

Event Location

  • MCW, HRC Auditorium
  • 8701 Watertown Plank Rd.
  • Milwaukee, WI 53226
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