Cardiothoracic Surgery Section Visitor

Dr Joanna Chikwe

New York, USA

Jo Chikwe MD, FRCS holds joint appointments as the Cheng Endowed Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery at The State University of New York, Stony Brook, New York serving as Chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Director of the Cardiovascular  Institute; and as Professor in the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York joining in 2006,  where she served as Program Director of the Integrated 6-Year Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency  Program at Mount Sinai Hospital and Chair of the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery at Mount  Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital. Dr Chikwe’s areas of clinical interest are structural heart disease  including mitral repair and aortic surgery, multi- arterial and hybrid myocardial  revascularization, minimally invasive and emerging technologies. Dr Chikwe’s research focuses on  comparative outcomes with recent publications in JAMA, NEJM, JTCVS and JACC. Author of three textbooks published by Oxford University Press, Dr Chikwe serves on the New York State Department of Health Cardiac Advisory Committee; as a Deputy Editor of Annals of Thoracic Surgery and on  editorial boards including the Journal of the American College of Cardiology and the Journal of  Thoracic and Cardiovascular Anesthesia. Dr Chikwe was instrumental in establishing the AATS Careers  Course, and is Program Chair of the 2018 CREF Annual Symposium and Long Island Heart Conference.  Recent honors include the Nina S. Braunwald Visiting Professor, Harvard Medical School in 2018; and  the Alpha Omega Alpha Visiting Professor, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount  Sinai in 2017. Dr  Chikwe graduated in medicine from Oxford University and completed her cardiothoracic surgery  residency and fellowship training in the United Kingdom, and was appointed Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in 2006.