Grady Cardiologist member of first Heart Failure Society of America Fellows group

Dr. Anekwe Onwuanyi
Dr. Anekwe Onwuanyi

Grady Memorial Hospital and Morehouse School of Medicine Cardiologist Dr. Anekwe Onwuanyi is one of only 34 specialists nationwide to earn inclusion in the inaugural Fellowship of the Heart Failure Society of America.

Dr. Onwuanyi leads Grady’s award-winning Heart Failure Center and is chief of cardiology for the Morehouse School of Medicine. Recognized nationally as a best practice leader, Grady’s heart failure program emphasizes patient education and the importance of follow up care after a hospital stay. The program has resulted in more patients becoming active participants in their care and fewer being readmitted to the hospital.

According to the Heart Failure Society of America (HFSA), the fellowship designation is based on outstanding credentials, achievements and contributions to heart failure clinical practice, research, publications and educational expertise. The society says those selected as fellows have demonstrated their commitment to quality heart failure care and improved patient outcomes to their peers, their patients and caregivers.

Dr. Onwuanyi is board certified in Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology.  He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association, American college of Physicians and American Society of Hypertension. He has served on the editorial boards of peer reviewed journals and on the board of directors of the Association of Black Cardiologists, Inc.


About Grady Health System

Grady Health System is one of the largest safety net health systems in the United States. Grady consists of the 953-bed Grady Memorial Hospital, six neighborhood health centers, Crestview Health & Rehabilitation Center, and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Hughes Spalding, which is operated as a Children’s affiliate.

With its nationally acclaimed emergency medical services, Grady has the premier level I trauma center in the Metro Atlanta region and serves as the 911 ambulance provider for the city of Atlanta. Grady’s American Burn Association/American College of Surgeons verified Burn Center is one of only two in the state. And the Marcus Stroke and Neuroscience Center is a Joint Commission designated Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center.

Other key services include Grady’s Regional Perinatal Center with its Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Georgia’s first Cancer Center for Excellence, The Avon Breast Health Center, the Georgia Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center, and the Ponce de Leon Center – one of the top three HIV/AIDS outpatient clinics in the country.