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Health First Medical Group Doctor to Present his Medical Research in Dubai

ROCKLEDGE, FL — Cardiovascular specialist Khalid Sheikh, MD, with Health First Medical Group, has been invited to present his research at the 2013 International Cardiology Symposium in Dubai (located in the United Arab Emirates). The 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). The event 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 is board certified in Echocardiography from the National Board of Echocardiography. Earning his medical degree from University of Florida in Gainesville, Dr. Sheikh served an internship and residency at the University of Colorado Medical Center in Denver. A diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), he is board-certified by ABIM in Cardiovascular Diseases and is also a certified lipid specialist. Dr. Sheikh's special focuses include invasive cardiology; consultative cardiology; echocardiography; adult congenital heart disease; preventative cardiology; and clinical research trials.

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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 for more information.