For Dr. Mohamed Khan, it’s personal. His mission to provide the best cardiovascular care stems from losing his mother to the disease. And since 2005, he’s served the North State with a passion to give back to his single mother who raised him.
Dr. Khan and his colleagues at The Cardiovascular Center strive to “provide the best in diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease and to do it in the most effective and compassionate manner,” Dr. Khan says. “To accomplish our mission, I pray to the Lord for single-minded purpose, skill to my hands, clear vision to my mind and kindness and sympathy to my heart.”
Along with Dr. Shahid Mufti, The Cardiovascular Center’s offerings are impressive: The only group with academically trained and formally certified peripheral artery disease interventionalists, the lone group to perform carotid artery stenting and the only group with a certified clinical hypertension specialist. The Cardiovascular Center offers cardiac stress testing, echo with strain imaging, and is the only group with its own accredited surgical center on site. Joining Drs. Khan and Mufti, and PA Allyson Martin and Nurse Practitioner Catherine Ludlow will be Dr. Aazib Khan in 2022.
The Cardiovascular Center’s mission is to “provide the best cardiovascular care, supported by the latest education, research and technology. From diagnosis to treatment, we deliver compassionate, effective care so patients can experience healthier, fuller lives.”
And while Dr. Mohamed Khan’s mission is to provide the North State’s premier heart care, he never forgets his journey. In addition to numerous academic and humanitarian awards, he marks among his proudest moments the 1991 founding of a free medical clinic in honor of his mother. The Shifa Clinic is now affiliated with the University of California at Davis and Dr. Khan continues to support its efforts and mission.
Dr. Khan received a United Nations Scholarship to pursue medicine at the University of Alexandria in Egypt, where he graduated in 1983. He began work in New York and Stockton, when his mother passed. Motivated by his loss, he completed a fellowship in cardiovascular medicine at UC Davis Medical Center and a second fellowship in peripheral arterial disease at the Cardiovascular Institute of the South in Louisiana. He joined the Institute’s medical staff and served as Medical Director from 1998 to 2005, when he accepted the position as Medical Director, Cardiovascular Division at Shasta Regional Medical Center.
“While working in Louisiana, I was invited to help motivate underprivileged city kids by helping them succeed in standardized testing,” Dr. Khan says of his travels. “Working with these students resulted in the best standardized test results in the history of the school. As a reward for their accomplishments, we chartered a bus for the students from Lafayette to New Orleans for a citywide tour. None of the students had ever been to New Orleans before. One of the proudest memories of my life.”
Dr. Khan not only enjoys practicing medicine, he enjoys teaching as well. Every year he hosts a cardiovascular conference, bringing nationally renowned speakers, authorities in the field of cardiology, from institutions such as The Mayo clinic, Stanford university, UCLA, Arizona heart, amongst others. This year, he held his 13th annual cardiovascular conference to help promote education for the primary care providers, the only such conference in the North State.
Dr. Khan holds many distinctions, among them diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine, a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, a fellow of the American College of Angiology, a fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians, a fellow of the Society for Cardiac Angiography and Intervention, and a lifetime member of the American Registry of Outstanding Professionals.
The Cardiovascular Center
2425 Sonoma St, Redding