LEXINGTON, Ky. — Dr. Samy Elayi has joined CHI Saint Joseph Medical Group – Cardiology in Lexington as a cardiac electrophysiologist. He has lived in the Lexington area for the past 10 years.
Elayi completed his residency in internal medicine and cardiology at Necker-Enfants Malades Hospital in Paris, France followed by completion of a three-year fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic. He is board certified in internal medicine, cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology by the American Board of Internal Medicine.
“I wanted to make a difference in people’s lives,” said Elayi. “As a teenager, I was drawn to math and science and becoming a physician felt very normal to me. The joy and passion to serve my patients and emotionally connect with them is what drives me every day.”
“As a kid, you see the heart as an important organ,” he said. “When you think about being a physician, the heart is where many want to start their career, because of how vital the heart is to the body. The heart truly helps people live, and it was my fascination of this organ that drove my decision to study cardiology.”
Elayi has served as a professor in medicine, director of the Cardiac Electrophysiology Laboratory and Research for the University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital in Lexington and professor of medicine/chief of electrophysiology for the University of Florida Jacksonville.
Elayi has written and co-written more than 100 research articles and mentored medical students, residents, and cardiology and electrophysiology fellows at UK and University of Florida with several “great mentor” awards. He is a fellow of the American Journal of Cardiology, Heart Rhythm Society and also editor/board member for the well-known electrophysiology journal PACE.
Elayi is married and has two children.
Elayi is accepting new patients with CHI Saint Joseph Medical Group – Cardiology. He is located at 1401 Harrodsburg Road, Building A-300 in Lexington. To make an appointment with Dr. Elayi, contact (859) 276-4429, or visit www.CHISaintJosephHealth.org.