Dr. Joanna Chikwe, MD

Dr. Joanna Chikwe, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery  |  
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Dr. Joanna Chikwe, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 11 years. She graduated from University Of Oxford, Medical School Office in 1997 and specializes in cardiothoracic surgery, cardiac surgery, and more.

1190 5th Ave

New York, NY 10029

Contact Information

(212) 241-9746

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • MVP Health Care
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare

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(212) 241-9746

Dr. Chikwe accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
EmblemHealth
GHI HMO
GHI PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
MVP Health Care
MVP Health Care PPO
Oxford Health Plans
Freedom Plan
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
Oxford Liberty
United Healthcare

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for New York
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Chikwe's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Tricuspid Valve Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chikwe performs Tricuspid Valve Surgery more than 82% of her peers

Dr. Chikwe performs this procedure more than 82% of her peers

Mitral Valve Surgery
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chikwe performs Mitral Valve Surgery more than 79% of her peers

Dr. Chikwe performs this procedure more than 79% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Mitral Valve Repair
  • Mitral Valve Replacement
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chikwe treats Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) more than 80% of her peers

Dr. Chikwe treats this condition more than 80% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Coronary Artery Calcification
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 1
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 2

Dr. Chikwe's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Endovascular Repair of Thoracic Aorta
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Surgery
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Insertion of Epicardial Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Pulmonary Valve Surgery
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Thrombosis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure

About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Joanna Chikwe specializes in using less invasive cardiac surgery techniques to reduce post-operative discomfort, speed recovery and improve cosmetic appearance of incisions after surgery. Dr. Chikwe is one of a handful of US surgeons with advance...

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

Education

2008
Mount Sinai Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
2006
Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals
Residency Hospital
1998
Oxford University John Radcliffe Hospitals
Internship Hospital
1997
University Of Oxford, Medical School Office
Medical School
2008
2006
1998
1997

Languages

  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • English

Dr. Chikwe's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Chikwe

4.6

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Simply cannot say enough about Dr. Chikwe. Even though she is the Chief, which clearly means she is the best of the best, the title is just that...a title. She is gentile, compassionate, and communicates with a quite confidence that puts you at ease. More importantly, she gets the job done, and...Read More
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Dr. Chikwe performed an elective heart value surgery on my mother on 1/24/18, what should have been a routine 4 hours surgery took 10 hours and 22 units of blood. My mother was intubated for 9 days and sedated. The removed the intubation tube in the ICU and could not wake my mother up, she was...Read More
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I couldn't have asked for better care from Dr. Chikwe,from the moment she introduced herself till the moment i moved to rehab Dr. Chikwe was in touch with my family and myself, explained every step and reassured us that everything is going to be fine.Dr. Chikwe is not a person of a lot of...Read More
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