Through over 20 years as a cardiologist, Dr. Joel Kahn has developed a passion for prevention. He calls himself an "interpreventional" cardiologist. He can perform the surgery that will save a patient's life, but he would prefer to insure that his surgical service is unnecessary. His practice combines standard western medicine and its advanced technology with plant-based diets, vitamins, stress management, and exercise.
Joel K. Kahn MD, FACC, FACP, FSCAI is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and its subspecialty board in Cardiovascular Disease and Interventional Cardiology. He also holds a special certification from the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology and the National Radiation Commission. He serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) at Wayne State University School of Medicine since 1993.
A graduate Summa Cum Laude of the University of Michigan Medical School (Inteflex program), Dr. Kahn completed his cardiology training under Dr. James Willerson at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (Parkland Hospital) and his advanced angioplasty fellowship under Drs. Geoffrey Hartzler and Barry Rutherford at the Mid-America Heart Institute in Kansas City, Missouri.
Dr. Kahn is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, Amercian College of Physicians,and the Society of Cardiac Angiography and Interventions. He has been a member of the American Heart Association, the National Lipid Association, the American Society of Preventive Cardiology, the American Society of Hypertension, and the Michigan State and Oakland County Medical Societies. Dr Kahn is the first doctor in Michigan to be certified by the SHAPE society (Society of Heart Attack Prevention and Eradication)
Dr. Kahn has authored over 130 articles on heart disease, over 10 book chapters, and several monographs and video national presentations. He is a frequent lecturer on heart disease and its prevention. He has performed thousands of cardiac catheterizations and stent procedures and has been advising patients on heart healthy programs for over 20 years.