Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Find Out How This Cardiologist With A Heart For Southeast Queens Becomes A National Chair At The American Board Of Internal Medicine

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Dr. Olakunle Akinboboye, a prominent Southeast Queens, cardiologist, with a practice at 234-36 Merrick Blvd, Rosedale, NY 11422, is being given an important leadership position with the The American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM). The brilliant cardiologist of Nigerian heritage, will become the Chair of its cardiovascular disease board.

This is the first time in the 81-year history of the board that a Nigerian has headed the 12 member board in charge of certifying and assessing cardiologists throughout the country. What is ironic about this appointment to Chair of the ABIM, is it comes at a time when the organization is being challenged by resentment with some physicians in the organization who feel it is being controlling and burdensome on members.

Dr. Akinboboye, seems up to the organization's challenging times and feels he can make a difference and positive contribution. Akinboboye feels "Unfortunately I am taking over the mantle of leadership at a point in time in which many cardiologists are openly revolting because of what they perceive as high handedness of the board over the years."

Akinboboye said his goal as the board chair is "to work with other board members to come up with assessments for practicing cardiologists that are fair, and not unduly burdensome".

Richard Baron, The President and CEO of the organization welcomes Dr. Akinboboye and is publicly positive about his future contribution to the ABIM organization. He said, "we are honored to have Dr. Berns, Dr. Akinboboye and Dr. Udden—three highly regarded physicians with significant clinical experience to serve the community in their disciplines and across specialties to offer more choice, relevance and convenience as they help to set the standards for excellent patient care".

Dr. Olakunie Akinboboye, MD, MDMPH, MBA, is also considered one of the most highly rated doctors in the United States. He specializes in cardiovascular disease and internal medicine. He has an extensive and outstanding academic and clinical background.

Dr. Olakunie's background - Dr. Akinboboye received his medical degree from the College of Medicine at University of Ibadan, Nigeria. He completed his internal medicine residency and part of his cardiology fellowship at the Nassau County Medical Center, State University of New York at Stony Brook. He subsequently moved to Columbia University, where he completed his fellowship in cardiology with one year of dedicated training in nuclear cardiology and another year of training in advanced echocardiography.

He obtained a Master of Public health Degree from the School of Public health at Columbia University in 1998. He also received a Masters degree in Business Administration from Columbia business School in 2001.

Dr. Akinboboye served on the teaching faculty of Columbia University from 1995 to 2000. He was the Director of Nuclear Cardiology at St. Francis Hospital, the heart Center, from 2000 to 2006. Between 2006 and 2009 he served as Associate Director of the Division of Cardiology and Director of Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiac MRI and Cardiac CT at New York Hospital Queens.

Main areas of expertise

Dr. Ola Akinboboye maintains an active interest in the diagnosis and treatment of coronary artery disease particularly in patients with diabetes.

He is a renowned expert in cardiac imaging. His specific areas of expertise in cardiac imaging include nuclear cardiology, echocardiography, CT angiography, and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging. He is Board certified in nuclear cardiology and coronary CT angiography. In 2004 and 2005, he served as an invited expert on interpretation of challenging cases in nuclear cardiology at the annual scientific meeting of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology.

Dr. Akinboboye is also a renowned expert in the management of clinical hypertension. He is one of the few Certified Specialists in Clinical Hypertension by the American Society of hypertension.

Awards, Research and Teaching Activities

Dr. Ola Akinboboye has received numerous awards. He was selected by Castle Connolly for inclusion in it's prestigious Top Doctors: New York Metro Area - 9th ed. representing the top 10% of doctors in the region and by the Network Journal as one of the Best Black Doctors in the New York tri-state area in February 2005. He was cited as one of the best cardiology specialists by New York magazine in 2006, 2007, and 2008.

He received a humanitarian award from the College of Medicine at University of Ibadan in Nigeria in 2005 for his ongoing efforts to spread expertise in the techniques of cardiopulmonary resuscitation in Nigeria. He also received an award from the Association of Black Cardiologists for his dedicated service as a board member from 1999 to 2005.

Dr Akinboboye is an accomplished clinician, teacher and researcher. In 1986 he received a 4-year grant for the National Institute of Health to study the effects of treatment on the cardiovascular complications of hypertension in African-Americans. He also received a 3-year grant form the American heart Association to study the effects of sildenafil on exercise capacity in patients with congestive heart failure. He is also the recipient of many industry and Saint Francis Heart Foundation research grants on diabetes and heart imaging. He has over 100 scientific publications in the fields of hypertension, diabetes and heart imaging.

Dr. Ola Akinboboye has trained several generations of fellows in cardiology at New York Presbyterian medical Center, State University of New York at Stony Brook, and New York Hospital Queens.

He has served as chair of several symposia in national scientific meetings of many professional societies including American College of Cardiology, American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, American Heart Association and Association of Black Cardiologists. He presently serves on the Boards of the certifying board of nuclear cardiology and Nigerian high education fund. He also served on the Board of the Association of Black Cardiologists from 1999 to 2005.

Dr. Akinboboye presently chairs the eligibility committee of the Board of Nuclear Cardiology and the CME committee of the Association of Black Cardiologists.

To see more on Dr. Ola Akinboboye you can visit his practice's website by clicking here

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