Dr. Anelechi Anyanwu, MD

Dr. Anelechi Anyanwu, MD

Cardiac Surgery  ·  
Dr. Anelechi Anyanwu, MD is a cardiac surgery specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 12 years. He graduated from University Of Nigeria, Faculty Of Medicine in 1990 and specializes in cardiac surgery, adult cardiac surgery, and more.

1190 5th Ave

New York, NY 10029

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  • Assurant Health
  • Medicaid
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Tricuspid Valve Surgery
more than 75% of peers
Ventricular Assist Device
more than 62% of peers
Congestive Heart Failure
more than 59% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Anyanwu "Dr. Anyanwu trained in Cardiothoracic Surgery at the Harefield Hospital, London, United Kingdom and affiliated hospitals in the University of London Network. He was trained by internationally renowned surgeons including Professor Sir Magdi Yacoub, Professor Gilles Dreyfus and Professor Tom Treasure. Under the tutelage of Professor Yacoub and Dr. Ashgar Khaghani, he was trained in Heart and Lung Transplantation. At Harefield hospital he was also trained in various aspects of heart valve surgery including homograft implantation, another field pioneered by Professor Yacoub's team. His other areas of specialized training include multiple arterial revascularization using bilateral skeletonized internal mammary artery grafts--this operation is more durable than the standard coronary artery bypass surgery using a single mammary artery and leg veins for bypass. Following his training in England, Dr. Anyanwu joined the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York in 2004 as a Senior Clinical Fellow. His primary interests were Mitral Valve Repair, Complex Valvular surgery, Surgery for Heart Failure and Re-operative Cardiac Surgery. Under the close instruction of Dr. David Adams, Dr. Anyanwu was trained intensively in the entire spectrum of techniques for mitral valve repair, and is one of only a handful of surgeons in the United States to have received formal training in mitral valve repair to a proficient and advanced level. His main interests are in minimally invasive mitral valve repair and mitral valve repair for dilated cardiomyopathies. Apart from mitral repair, during the Fellowship at Mount Sinai, Dr. Anyanwu acquired expertise in complex re-operative valvular surgery, and heart failure surgery. Working with Dr. Adams, Dr. Anyanwu has led the advanced heart failure program, introducing new mechanical devices for circulatory support and has also re-established the combined heart-lung transplant program with two combined heart-lung transplants performed in 2006 so far."
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4  Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Adult Cardiac Surgery
  • Advanced Heart Failure & Transplant Cardiology
  • Thoracic Surgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Anyanwu does not have any board certifications listed.

31  Conditions Treated

  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Congestive Heart Failure, Left-Sided
  • Congestive Heart Failure, Right-Sided
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Transplant Rejection
  • Heart Valve Diseases
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease

38  Procedures

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of Nigeria, Faculty Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • University Of Nigeria Teaching Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Hammersmith Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Harefield Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Mount Sinai Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2006

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • Vietnamese

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Anyanwu's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Anyanwu to family and friends
5 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (5)

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Dr. Anyanwu's Performance

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  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

Today is Thanksgiving 2017. I like to say Thank-you Dr. Anelechi Anyanwu, Dr. Noah Moss, lvad Coordinators & all the great staff at MT Sinai Hospital. Without you I would not be here today to celebrate Thanksgiving with my family. 2011 pneumonia weakened my heart, by 2017 it was only working at 3%...more
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I cannot say enough about Dr Ani, he literally saved my life on May 20, 2016. That was the day that I received my heart transplant, and I was given a second chance at life. I haven't felt this good in more than thirty years, and I will never be able to thank him and his staff enough. And I wish...more
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Dr Ani Anyanwu is beyond amazing! He did my father's LVAD surgery as well as my father's heart transplant. Words cannot express how grateful I am. My father was able to walk me down the aisle... and now with the success of the transplant he will see his future grandchildren. Dr. Ani, you are a gift...more
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He is the best. He inserted a LVAD without cracking me open. I believe that he is the only one to do it this way. After 16 months, he operated on me again and transplanted a heart. Once again, great job. Still alive after almost 5 years. The post care is done by another really good doctor,...more
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