LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 20, 2023) – CHI Saint Joseph Medical Group – Cardiology in Lexington recently welcomed Mohamed Ayan, MD, to its respected practice of physicians. Dr. Ayan’s commitment to patient care is deeply rooted in his extensive experience and expertise in cardiology. His journey in medicine began with a calling that never left him – the desire to improve health and better someone’s life.
“My first answer in medical school about why I went into medicine is I love to help people. It is still my answer today,” said Dr. Ayan.
Dr. Ayan is passionate about cardiology and the remarkable impact it has on saving lives.
“If I were to choose one specialty that allows me to help people the most, it would undoubtedly be interventional cardiology,” he said. “People come in with heart attacks, and opening a blocked artery during that attack is like a miracle because they have life again, and I found that fascinating.”
Dr. Ayan’s extensive education abroad and in the United States began at the University of Tripoli, Faculty of Medicine in Libya, where he obtained his MBBCh degree, the equivalent of a Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery degree. He completed internal medicine residencies at Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska, and Tripoli University teaching hospitals in Libya. Dr. Ayan’s postgraduate education also includes a cardiovascular medicine fellowship in Little Rock at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and obtaining his Master of Public Health at Benedictine University in Lisle, Illinois.
Dr. Ayan’s patient care philosophy boils down to a simple yet powerful message for patient health – maintain a balanced diet and exercise. He believes these fundamental lifestyle choices are key to good health. He also believes in the power of compassionate patient care. Dr. Ayan emphasizes the importance of treating each patient as a unique individual and ensuring they are actively involved in their care.
“Just be a good listener. Listen to the patient. Don’t be judgmental. Be compassionate. Make the patient feel they are always part of the care,” said Dr. Ayan.
While the field of cardiology may present numerous challenges, Dr. Ayan views those challenges as opportunities to make a significant impact. He acknowledges the demanding nature of his work, including night shifts and being on call, but he finds the chance to improve and save lives at the end of the day an incredibly fulfilling gift.
In his spare time, Dr. Ayan enjoys spending quality moments with his family, including his four daughters, and playing soccer and volleyball.
Dr. Ayan is practicing at CHI Saint Joseph Medical Group – Cardiology in Lexington, located at 1401 Harrodsburg Rd. Suite A-300. To make an appointment, call 859.276.4429.
About CHI Saint Joseph Health
CHI Saint Joseph Health, part of CommonSpirit Health, is one of the largest and most comprehensive health systems in the Commonwealth of Kentucky with 100 locations in 20 counties, including hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes, home health agencies and an ambulatory Care Center. The hospitals in CHI Saint Joseph Health are Flaget Memorial Hospital, Saint Joseph Berea, Saint Joseph East, Saint Joseph Hospital, Saint Joseph Jessamine, Saint Joseph London, Saint Joseph Mount Sterling, and Women’s Hospital at Saint Joseph East. In total, the health system serves patients in 35 counties statewide. CHI Saint Joseph Health is dedicated to providing a wide array of services toward a goal of building a healthier future for all. 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 17 communities throughout central and eastern Kentucky.