Dr. Ugochukwu Egolum, Chief of Cardiology for the NGMC health system and the medical director for the Georgia Heart Institute’s Heart Failure Treatment and Recovery Center, joins us on August 21.
Dr. Egolum received his medical degree from Howard University College of Medicine in Washington, DC. He graduated top 10% of his class and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Society. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine and two fellowships from Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, one in General Cardiology and the second, in Advanced Heart Failure, and Transplant Cardiology. He served as Chief Fellow during his training at Vanderbilt. Dr. Egolum is board-certified in Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology, Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease.
Dr. Egolum has been honored with numerous awards for his scholarship, clinical practice, teaching and research. Since 2008, he has contributed to or has been lead author for more than 50 original research articles, book chapters and abstracts in peer-reviewed publications and presented at national and international society meetings. Dr. Egolum is a member of the Heart Failure Society of America, the American College of Cardiology, the American College of Physicians, and the American Board of Internal Medicine. He has served on a national guideline writing committee and functions as an advisory consultant to several pharmaceutical/device companies. He is the principal investigator on several key Heart Failure clinical trials often being the top enroller nationwide. Additionally, Dr. Egolum has expertise and a specific interest in the care and management of patients with cardiac amyloidosis, pulmonary arterial hypertension and cardiac sarcoidosis.
He joined the Georgia Heart Institute in 2017 and has served in several leadership roles. He chaired the quality committee overseeing key changes. He currently serves as the Chief of Cardiology for the NGMC health system and the medical director for the Georgia Heart Institute’s Heart Failure Treatment and Recovery Center. He is also the Program Director for the newly awarded Cardiology Fellowship program.
- Advanced Heart Failure
- Transplantation Cardiology
- Cardiac Amyloidosis
- Medical Education