Dr. Sheihk To Present Research At International Symposium

By  //  March 13, 2013

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BREVARD COUNTY • ROCKLEDGE, FL— Health First Medical Group cardiovascular specialist, Khalid Sheikh, MD, has been invited to present his research at the 2013 International Cardiology Symposium in Dubai (located in the United Arab Emirates).

Dr. Khalid Sheikh

The very prestigious Symposium will be held May 16-18 and will include speakers from all over the world. Dr. Sheikh will present on “A personalized care approach is superior to usual care for the secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease events in a managed care environment.”

The scientific program is supported by various national and international societies—including the Emirates Cardiac Society, the Brazilian Society of Cardiology and the European Society of Cardiology.

The symposium is co-sponsored by the International Society of Atherosclerosis (IAS) and will cover topics on diabetes, coronary artery diseases, interventions, heart failure and hypertension. It will highlight all areas of cardiology and will focus on everyday clinical practice.

Dr. Sheikh directs a cardiology practice specializing in lipid management and cardiovascular disease prevention, treatment and reversal in Cocoa Beach, Merritt Island and Viera, Florida. He was a Professor of Cardiology at Duke University before entering private practice, is currently on the clinical faculty at the University of Central Florida College Of Medicine, is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Diseases, and is a Fellow of  the American College of Cardiology.  He is also a certified clinical lipid specialist, board certified in adult echocardiography and has completed level I training in cardiac CT imaging. Dr. Sheikh has served as the principal investigator in over 100 national and international clinical research trials, and authored over 150 scientific abstracts, peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters and subject reviews.

A prolific writer and committed educator, Dr. Sheikh authored a recently released cardiac wellness book entitled Don’t Let Your Heart Attack, a comprehensive guide to understanding heart disease, cholesterol metabolism and how to take charge of your personal cardiovascular disease prevention and treatment strategies.


Health First is Central Florida’s only fully integrated health system. With a mission to positively change the health and wellness of the communities we serve, Health First offers multiple commercial and Medicare health plan products, the latest technological advances and quality care through our four hospitals and numerous Outpatient & Wellness Services, including four fitness centers to help members of our community stay healthy. We offer Brevard’s only Trauma and Heart Centers, and the Health First Medical Group is the largest multi-specialty physician group in Brevard County with 246 employed physicians. Visit www.health-first.org for more information.