Dr. Heval M. Kelli recently joined Northside Hospital Cardiovascular Institute’s at the Lawrenceville location. Dr. Kelli is a board-certified physician in internal medicine and specializes in general non-invasive cardiology and preventive cardiology. He has extensively published and presented with a focus on preventive cardiology, both nationally and internationally, utilizing mobile health technologies to bring health education and care to his patients.
After his family was welcomed to the United States as Kurdish refugees in 2001, Dr. Kelli says many Americans invested in his success, and he is now privileged to give back through medicine.
Dr. Kelli was a graduate of 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 served as the Katz Foundation Fellow in Preventative Cardiology and completed his fellowship in 2020. His research focused 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 launched a global initiative to combat cardio metabolic syndrome through hosting seminars in the U.S. and around the globe.
“One of the main reasons I went into medicine is to give back to the community and our country… it is my passion to advance the cardiovascular care in our communities while inspiring the next generations of health care providers through mentorship and community service,” said Dr. Kelli.