Nkechinyere Ijioma MBBS, FACC FAHA is a cardiologist at Mayo Clinic. She underwent her medical school training in Nigeria, internal medicine residency at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, cardiovascular medicine fellowship at the Ohio State University, Columbus Ohio and interventional cardiology fellowship training at Mayo Clinic Rochester Minnesota. She is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease and Interventional Cardiology.
Dr Ijioma’s commitment to the field of cardiovascular medicine has won her national awards. In 2013, she was the recipient of the American Heart Association Women-in-Cardiology trainee excellence award. In 2017, she was the recipient of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) All-Sections Award -1st place (extraordinary achievement) for the creation and development of the ACC Fellow-in-Training Jeopardy competition which has been adopted nationally and internationally by ACC state chapters within and outside the United States.
She has served the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology as a member of several national committees. She is a member of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography Interventions (SCAI) Education Committee and chair of the American College of Cardiology Board of Governors Jeopardy Taskforce. Her research interests include quality improvement, preventive cardiology, acute coronary syndrome and cardiovascular health equity. She has published articles in peer-reviewed journals including Circulation and Journal of American College of Cardiology. Her most recent paper describes long-term outcomes in patients with acute coronary syndrome due to left main disease.