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.