Cardiologist Joins Baptist Health Heart Failure And Transplant Institute Team

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Baptist Health Heart Failure and Transplant Institute welcomes Dr. Onyedika Ilonze – the seventh member to its cardiovascular team.

Ilonze, who received his medical degree from the University of Nigeria College of Medicine in Enugu, Nigeria, finished his residency at Rochester Regional Health/Unity Health Program – An Affiliate of the University of Rochester located in New York. In addition, he completed two accredited fellowships – one in General Cardiology and the other in Advanced Heart Failure, Mechanical Circulatory Support, Heart Transplantation and Pulmonary Vascular Disease.

Board certified in Internal Medicine, Adult Echocardiography and Nuclear Cardiology, Ilonze has nine years of experience in the medical field. His specialized interests include Advanced Heart Failure, Heart Transplantation, Left Ventricular Assist Devices (LVAD), Mechanical Circulatory Support and Pulmonary Hypertension.

Some of his services are management of heart transplant patients and patients with LVADs, management of patients with advanced heart failure and pulmonary hypertension, endomyocardial biopsies, heart catheterizations, transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiograms and nuclear cardiology studies.

“I value the doctor-patient relationship very deeply and remain passionate about the field of advanced heart failure, especially helping patients navigate the spectrum of heart failure from diagnosis until disease stabilization or need for advanced therapies,” said Ilonze.

About Baptist Health: Baptist Health is an Arkansas-based, locally owned and managed, not-for-profit, faith-based healthcare organization. Baptist Health is also Arkansas’ most comprehensive healthcare organization with more than 9,300 employees operating nine hospitals. For more information about the Baptist Health Heart Failure and Transplant Institute, please call Baptist Health HealthLine at 1-888-BAPTIST.