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Dr. Anekwe E. Onwuanyi

Dr. Anekwe E. Onwuanyi, MD

I have a broad background in heart failure, with specific expertise in treating heart failure in the African American population. My research includes disparities in cardiovascular disease outcomes particularly outcomes in heart failure. I have been the principal investigator and co-investigator on several NIH, CDC, and industry-funded studies. Also, I have served as a grant peer reviewer and on the research oversight committee of the American Heart Association. I maintain a busy clinical cardiology practice and chair the Program Evaluation Committee of our cardiovascular fellowship program. I have collaborated with other researchers and produced several peer-reviewed publications from multiple projects.


  • Cardiovascular Disease/Cardiology

Board Certifications

  • ABMS Internal Medicine


  • Harlem Hospital Center


  • Morehouse

Education & Training

  • Medical School: University of Lagos College of Medicine
  • Internship: Harlem Hospital Center
  • Residency: Harlem Hospital Center

Honors & Awards

Member - Heart Failure Society Membership Committee, 2021

Member - American College of Cardiology Membership Committee, 2021

Member - Association of University Cardiology, 2021

Member - Diversity Leadership Committee American Heart Association, 2021

Member Liaison - Science Advisory and Coordinating Committee (SACC), American Heart Association, 2020

Member - Heart Failure and Transplant Section, (HFTS) American College of Cardiology (ACC), 2020


Mentz RJ, Bittner V, Schulte PJ, Fleg JL, Piña IL, Keteyian SJ, Moe G, Nigam A, Swank AM, Onwuanyi AE, Fitz-Gerald M, Kao A, Ellis SJ, Kraus WE, Whellan DJ, O'Connor CM. Race, exercise training, and outcomes in chronic heart failure: findings from Heart Failure - a Controlled Trial Investigating Outcomes in Exercise TraiNing (HF-ACTION). Am Heart J. 2013 Sep;166(3):488-95. doi: 10.1016/j.ahj.2013.06.002. Epub 2013 Jul 12. PMID: 24016498

Adesunloye BA, Valadri R, Mbaezue NM, Onwuanyi AE. Impact of peripheral arterial disease on functional limitation in congestive heart failure: results from the national health and nutrition examination survey (1999-2004). Cardiol Res Pract. 2012;2012:306852. doi: 10.1155/2012/306852. Epub 2012 Dec 17. PMID: 23346456

Henriques-Forsythe MN, Ivonye CC, Jamched U, Kamuguisha LK, Olejeme KA, Onwuanyi AE. Is telemetry overused? Is it as helpful as thought? Cleve Clin J Med. 2009 Jun;76(6):368-72. doi: 10.3949/ccjm.76a.07260. Review. PMID: 19487558

Onwuanyi AE, Abe O, McMahon DJ, Weil HF, Philbin EF, Francis CK, Marx H, Reed RG. Disparity in frequency of normal coronary artery in black and white patients undergoing cardiac catheterization. Ethn Dis. 2006 Spring;16(2):370-4. PMID: 17682237

Onwuanyi AE, Abe O, Quarshie A, Al-Mahmoud A, Lapu-Bula R, Francis CK, Ofili E. Comparative frequency of angiographic coronary artery disease in African Americans and Hispanics. Ethn Dis. 2006 Winter;16(1):58-63. PMID: 16599349

Nwizu C, Onwuanyi AE. Acute myocarditis presenting as cardiac tamponade. J Natl Med Assoc. 2004 Nov;96(11):1503-6. PMID: 15586655