Selim Sekili, MD, FACC, is a skilled cardiologist at Memorial Katy Cardiology Associates in Houston, Katy and Cypress, Texas.
Dr. Sekili was born in Chicago, Illinois. He graduated from Glenbrook North High School as Valedictorian in 1979. He then attended the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana for college and graduated with the Bronze Tablet Award, recognizing the top 3% of the graduating class. He continued his training for medical school at the University of Illinois in Chicago and residency in Internal Medicine at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago, which at the time was affiliated with the University of Chicago.
After nearly 30 years in Chicago, he moved to Houston in 1990 for his Cardiology Fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine in Waco, Texas, with rotations mainly at the Methodist Hospital. He also completed research in myocardial stunning and preconditioning with several publications. He then did an Interventional Cardiology Fellowship at The Methodist Hospital in Houston, where for an entire year, he did nothing but angioplasties and stents of various blocked arteries.
Since 1995, Dr. Sekili has served the West Houston and Memorial communities. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiology. He is trained in all aspects of cardiology, emphasizing the prevention of atherosclerosis, heart attacks, and strokes. He achieves this with detailed risk factor analysis and control, including focusing on cholesterol, hypertension, diabetes, smoking, and genetics, coupled with the early detection of cardiovascular disease through careful physical examination, ultrasound of carotid arteries, echocardiography, holter monitoring, and stress testing. He would much rather prevent the development of blockages in his patients. Still, when the need arises, he has particular expertise in the diagnostic catheterization of the heart, aorta, kidney, and peripheral arteries, as well as the opening of blockages with balloon angioplasty, stents and atherectomy.
Dr. Sekili’s personal interests include a variety of sports, including football and soccer. He likes to spend his spare time with his wife and two children, coaching them in volleyball, soccer, and softball over the years.