He topped in the PGI Chandigarh exam, where he pursued DM in cardiology. He is also the pioneer of cardiac electrophysiology in Kashmir. Born in 1966, in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district Dr. Khalid Mohi-ud-din was adjudged the best outgoing graduate in 1990 in Government Medical College, Srinagar.
However, Dr Khalid says “I was never interested in becoming a doctor, though I had always wanted to become a professional in my life.”
He completed his MD in SKIMS in 1996 and D.M in Cardiology from PGI, Chandigarh in 2000. Afterwards he did a fellowship in Cardiac Electro-Physiology from Care Hospital, Hyderabad under Dr. C Narshiman in 2007.
At present, he is consultant cardiology in SMHS Hospital and is associated with Kyber Medical Institute, Nowpora Srinagar. He is the only one in Kashmir to use a state of art Electro-physiology (EP) system at Khyber hospital in Srinagar. Dr Khalid is leading cardiologist well versed with the most modern techniques of heart diseases treatment.
“My motto is; think globally, act locally,” beams Dr. Khalid. “I don’t want patients to go outside the state for treatment and to suffer both in terms of high cost and accessibility. We are trying our best to be at par with institutes outside the state.”
Dr. Khalid has got many offers to work outside India but, he says, he has always been comfortable in serving his own state. “I just want to practice international class of cardiac healthcare in Kashmir. Though, there are difficulties at local and systemic level, yet, my belief is obstacles are the path,” he says, “Nobody gets an ideal world to live in or to work in. But, through hard work we can create a near ideal world for us.”
Dr Khalid says that coronary artery diseases are very high in Kashmir. And most of the equipments stents, ballooning hardware, pacemakers are imported from Europe and America. “If we have to prevent our cardiac healthcare from crashing due to economic reasons, we will have to stress on preventive cardiology and try to manufacture our own devices,” he says.