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Physician Stays on the Forefront of Medicine to Help Save Lives


Helping people is something Omer Shedd, MD, FACC, FHRS, does every day, but it’s not often that he’s able to help hundreds of people in a single week. Dr. Shedd, Cardiologist at CaroMont Heart, recently traveled to Haiti to work on a pacemaker implantation program for the less fortunate citizens of Haiti.

Currently, there is no help for patients who lack means to pay for a pacemaker. As a result, many people are left with a poor quality of life or in dire situations, may die. Dr. Shedd is developing a program to provide much needed pacemakers and to train medical teams in Haiti how to implant pacemakers, as well as manage and care for these patients.

Dr. Shedd specializes in cardiology and electrophysiology. He, along with his colleague, Gregory Woo, MD, was instrumental in bringing Cryoablation, a cutting-edge procedure to treat atrial fibrillation, to CaroMont Health, which earned regional attention and the “Advancements in Healthcare” award by the Charlotte Business Journal in 2014.

Dr. Shedd received his medical training from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and is board-certified in Cardiovascular Disease and Electrophysiology.

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