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Ola Akinboboye, M.D., President, Association of Black Cardiologists

Dr. Akinboboye, MD, MPH, FACC FACP FAHA FASNC FSCCT DABMS MBA is an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University, NY.  He is also the Medical Director of Queens Heart Institute., in Rosedale, Queens. NY.

Dr Akinboboye was on the faculty of Columbia University from 1995 to 2000 as Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine. 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.  He is board certified in internal medicine, cardiology, hypertension, cardiac CT sleep medicine and nuclear cardiology.

He serves as the President of the Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC).  In addition to this leadership position, Dr. Akinboboye is Vice Chair of ABC’s Continuing Education Committee. He also serves on the International Board of Governors of the American College of Cardiology, the Professional Education, Hypertension Leadership, and Diversity Leadership Committees of the American Heart Association. 

Dr. Ola Akinboboye has received numerous awards. He was selected by Castle Connolly as one of America's Top Doctors in the New York Metro area from 2005 to 2013. He was recognized by New York Magazine as one of New York’s best heart doctors 2006-2008, New York’s superdoctors in 2013, and on the cover of the Network Journal 2/2008, as one of the Best Black Doctors in the New York tri-state area. He was also recognized by US News and World reports as one of the best cardiologists in the United States.

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.

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