Biography

Dr. Ijeoma A. Ekeruo is a cardiac electrophysiologist in the department of Internal Medicine at the McGovern Medical School at UTHealth. She received her B.Sc. in Chemistry from Spelman College and her M.D. from Emory University before moving to Houston where she completed her training in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Cardiology and Cardiac Electrophysiology at UTHealth. She is continuing on as faculty, and in addition to providing excellent clinical care in all aspects of cardiac arrhythmia management, is excited to be able to explore her clinical interests in atrial fibrillation, conduction abnormalities in structural heart disease, arrhythmias in adult congenital heart disease and understanding and improving long term clinical outcomes in patients with cardiovascular disease and conduction abnormalities.  She is also interested in house staff education, and is actively involved with the Cardiac Electrophysiology training program at UTHealth. In addition, she has interests in international health and has volunteered in medical mission trips to West Africa.

Dr. Ekeruo holds board certifications in Internal Medicine, Cardiology and Cardiac Electrophysiology from the American Board of Internal Medicine, as well as a board certification in Pediatrics from the American Board of Pediatrics. She is also board certified in adult comprehensive echocardiography by the National Board of Echocardiography. She is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and a fellow of the Heart Rhythm Society.

Education

Medical Degree
Emory University School of Medicine
Residency
Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
Fellowship
Clinical Cardiology , McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
Fellowship
Cardiac Electrophysiology, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
Fellowship
Advanced Cardiac Electrophysiology, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

Areas of Interests

Clinical Interests

Women’s health, Cardiac Electrophysiology, Adult congenital heart disease.


Research Interests

Arrhythmias in minority populations, healthcare disparities and social determinants of health, atrial fibrillation, conduction abnormalities in structural heart disease.

Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics
  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine – Cardiovascular Diseases
  • American Board of Internal Medicine – Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • National Board of Echocardiography – Adult Comprehensive Echocardiography