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LEXINGTON, Ky. (August 17, 2020) – Ali Elfandi, MD, has joined CHI Saint Joseph Medical Group – Cardiology in Lexington as an interventional cardiologist. Dr. Elfandi has practiced medicine in Libya and the United States for 12 years and is looking forward to returning to Lexington to raise his family and develop strong bonds with his patients.

“I want my patients to know that as a physician, we like to be very personal,” said Dr. Elfandi. “It’s not always about prescribing a medication. It’s about developing a connection, a bond with patients, where they can trust me and I can trust them.”

During the first rotation of his medical internship, Dr. Elfandi discovered his passion was cardiology. He says he enjoys this field because “it’s a very dynamic specialty.”

Dr. Elfandi was born and raised in Columbia, Missouri, while his father was receiving his PhD, and later moved with his family to Libya where he finished high school and medical school. He earned his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degrees from the University of Tripoli Faculty of Medicine.

Dr. Elfandi completed his internal medicine residency at the University of Tripoli in Libya, and at the Overlook Medical Center – Thomas Jefferson SKMC in Summit, New Jersey, where he was named chief resident. He completed his fellowship in cardiovascular disease at Morristown Medical Center – Thomas Jefferson SKMC in Morristown, New Jersey, and a fellowship in interventional cardiology at UMMS-Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Massachusetts. Dr. Elfandi is board certified in internal medicine, cardiology, echocardiography and nuclear cardiology.

When Dr. Elfandi is not getting to know his patients, he enjoys staying active outdoors with his wife and their three young children, hiking, biking and traveling on road trips. He also enjoys cooking. He’s looking forward to being part of the Lexington community again, after briefly living here from 2011-2012.

“I always had this idea that I would return to Lexington to live and work,” said Dr. Elfandi. “It’s a great place to raise a family, and I’m looking forward to enjoying all that the city has to offer.”

Dr. Elfandi is accepting new patients. His office is located at 1401 Harrodsburg Road, Suite A300, in Lexington. To make an appointment with Dr. Elfandi, visit or call 859.276.4429.

About CHI Saint Joseph Health
CHI Saint Joseph Health, part of Catholic Health Initiatives, is one of the largest and most comprehensive health systems in the Commonwealth of Kentucky with 135 locations in 20 counties, including hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes and home health agencies. In total, the health system serves patients in 35 counties statewide. CHI Saint Joseph Health is dedicated to building healthier communities by elevating patient care through an integrated physical and behavioral health delivery system. CHI Saint Joseph Health embodies a strong mission and faith-based heritage and works through local partnerships to expand access to care in the communities it serves.

About the CHI Saint Joseph Medical Group
CHI Saint Joseph Medical Group is the employed provider network of CHI Saint Joseph Health with 88 locations in 16 communities throughout central and eastern Kentucky.



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