About 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...
I believe my greatest strength is excellent results.
My main expertise is less invasive (small incision) valve repair and coronary surgery. I studied medicine at Oxford University and I completed my residency in cardiothoracic surgery at the Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals in London, followed by advanced fellowship training in valve repair at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York.
I am one of a handful of U.S. surgeons with advanced training in both reconstructive valve surgery and less invasive cardiac surgery techniques. I work closely with a dedicated plastic surgery and anesthesiology team with a specialist interest in less invasive cardiac surgery. My aim is to use valve repair to preserve natural valve tissue wherever possible, using smaller incisions to improve recovery, as well as off-pump surgery to avoid cardiopulmonary bypass for selected coronary bypass procedures.
I've written 6 surgical textbooks, including Cardiothoracic Surgery published by Oxford University Press; along with over 20 book chapters and articles on less invasive cardiac surgery. My international awards include a Fulbright Award, and the Society of Great Britain Cardiac Surgery Award, and I am a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons.
6 Patient Reviews for
"Dr Chikwee is a national treasure. I would have a much shorter life had it not been for. Explaining the procedure, and the healing is understanding. She explains details. Personally, she’s my Dr Princess who had my heart in her hands. Wishing you many years of success in your career and than again many more. I would not hesitate recommending a consult with her.♥️"
-- Maureen Ahad, Tricuspid Valve, Valve Repair, 05/14/2018
"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
-- Arthur Lozeau, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Maze Procedure, 09/07/2016
-- Anthony Bly, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, 01/31/2015
-- Nancy Cruz, Aortic Valve, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, Valve Replacement, 09/14/2011
-- Bonnie Perman, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, Mini-Thoracotomy / Port Access, 10/04/2010
My Specialities &
My heart surgery specialties include:
- Less invasive surgery, small incisions
- Mitral valve repair
- Coronary bypass grafting
In addition, I have research and clinical interests specific to:
- Mitral valve surgery
- Coronary revascularization
Education, Training & Certificates
Dr. Joanna Chikwe, heart surgeon, graduated from Oxford University in 1997.
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The office of Dr. Chikwe is located at 101 Nicolls Road, Stony Brook, NY 11794. To get driving directions to this office, please click the map below.
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