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OMC interventional cadiologist's article featured in medical journal

Ozarks Medical Center Interventional cardiologist M. Faisal Khan, MD, has been published in the Journal of Invasive Cardiology, a prestigious medical publication that features the latest studies and information regarding the field of invasive cardiology.

Dr. Khan’s article, titled “Nickel Elution Properties of Contemporary Interatrial Shunt Closure Devices,” is a study comparing devices used to close holes in the heart through interventional cardiology in the catheterization lab rather than open heart surgery.

“We congratulate Dr. Khan on his accomplishments,” said Jeannie Looper, Chief Operating Officer. “He is leading his field in research and innovation. We are fortunate to have physicians of this caliber caring for our community.”

As an interventional cardiologist, Dr. Khan provides diagnostic, routine and emergent interventional procedures for patients with cardiovascular disease. The procedures include using an angioplasty balloon and/or a stent to open clogged heart vessels that can cause heart attacks. In addition, he sees patients at a weekly clinic at Texas County Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Khan is board certified in Cardiovascular Disease and Internal Medicine. He completed a residency in internal medicine at St. Luke’s Hospital in Chesterfield, Missouri, where he was chief resident. He went on to complete a fellowship in Echocardiography at the University of California in San Francisco and Fellowships in Cardiovascular Medicine and Interventional Cardiology at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. In addition, he spent seven years as a Research Associate in the Department of Cardiology at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.

He joined OMC Heart Care Services in 2012.

Prior to coming to OMC, Dr. Khan practiced at the VA Medical Center in Grand Junction, Colorado; at Mountain West Medical Center in Tooele, Utah; at Ogden Regional Medical Center in Ogden, Utah; and at Doctors Medical Center in San Pablo, California.

Dr. Khan and his wife, Samina, have two young children Aliza and Huzayl. In his free time, Dr. Khan enjoys sports, traveling and reading.

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