Dr. Joanna Chikwe, MD

Dr. Joanna Chikwe, MD

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Dr. Joanna Chikwe, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 10 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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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 adva...

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

Education

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

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Aetna
Aetna Test HMO
Choice Plus Test 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 Test PPO
PHCS Network PPO
MVP Health Care
MVP Health Care PPO
Oxford Health Plans
Freedom Plan
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus Test POS
Options PPO
Oxford Liberty
United Healthcare

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