Dr. Joanna Chikwe, Heart Valve Surgeon

Hello! My name is Dr. Joanna Chikwe and I am a cardiac surgeon having graduated from Oxford University in 1997. To date, I have performed approximately 2,000 cardiac surgeries, of which most involved heart valve procedures. I regularly perform surgery at Stony Brook Heart Center. Read more...

5 Patient Reviews for Dr. Chikwe

"Dr Chikwe took her time to explain everything in detail, she exudes confidence and even when my Mitral Valve proved to be a "challenging" repair, she took the time to repair rather than replace, she also repaired my Aortic valve while she was in there. If you are faced with a valve problem, see her for consult, she is an expert in repair in my book and her credentials are second to none."

-- Arthur Hall, Aortic Valve, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, 08/15/2017

"Dr. Joanna Chikwe is a cardiac surgeon treasure find! A superb heart surgeon who effectively saved my life. Dr. Chikwe thoroughly explained with care to my wife, Jean, and I the details of the surgery and what to expect in recovery and rehabilitation. She has a very reassuring and comforting presence."

-- Arthur Lozeau, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Maze Procedure, 09/07/2016

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My Specialities & Interests

Specific to heart valve surgery, you should know that I have several specialties including:

  • Less invasive surgery, small incisions
  • Mitral valve repair
  • Coronary bypass grafting

In addition, I have research and clinical interests specific to:

  • Mitral valve surgery
  • Frailty
  • Coronary revascularization

Education, Training & Certificates

Dr. Joanna Chikwe, heart surgeon, graduated from Oxford University in 1997.

Dr. Joanna Chikwe

Stony Brook Heart Center
101 Nicolls Road
Stony Brook, NY 11794
(866) 345-1289

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