Hakeem Ayinde MD, MS

Hakeem Ayinde MD, MS

Title: Cardiac Electrophysiologist
Company: Novant Health
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

Hakeem Ayinde MD, MS, Cardiac Electrophysiologist at Novant Health, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in treating cardiovascular diseases.

Dr. Ayinde initially obtained a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery and a medical doctorate from Obafemi Awolowo University in Nigeria in 2008. He subsequently earned a Master of Science in cell and molecular biology from St. John’s University in 2012. Dr. Ayinde concluded his studies with a Master of Science in translational biomedicine from the University of Iowa in 2018.

After beginning his career in medicine as a house officer with the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital in Gwagwalada, Nigeria from 2008 to 2009, Dr. Ayinde then served as a medical officer with Nigeria Police Hospital from 2009 to 2010, where he provided urgent care and primary care to police officers and their families, as well as to residents of Eleweran community in Ogun. After immigrating to the United States, Dr. Ayinde was active as a teaching assistant in the undergraduate anatomy and physiology laboratory with St. John’s University from 2010 to 2012.

Dr. Ayinde was later appointed as a resident physician with Howard University Hospital in Washington from 2012 to 2015, as a fellow in cardiovascular diseases with University of Iowa Health Care from 2015 to 2018 and as a fellow in clinical cardiac electrophysiology with the Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta from 2018 to 2020. Since 2020, he has found success as a clinical electrophysiologist treating heart rhythm disease with Novant Health in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Holding diplomas in cardiac electrophysiology and cardiac diseases from the American Board of Internal Medicine, Dr. Ayinde garnered a certificate in adult echocardiography from the National Board of Echocardiography and completed National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) training for clinical and translational researchers.

Dr. Ayinde has been notably presented with the Paul and Mary Neuhauser Award for Most Outstanding Presentation by a Clinical Fellow with the University of Iowa, the Outstanding Scholarly Activity Award from the Howard University Hospital, the Saunders Hall/Shulman Hypertension Award in Recognition of Research in Hypertension and the Federal Government of Nigeria University Merit Scholarship Award. Honored as the Best Student in Preclinical Medicine at Obafemi Awolowo University, Dr. Ayinde further accepted a Mobil Nigeria University Merit Scholarship Award and the Chevron/Texaco Nigeria University Merit Scholarship Award.

After his early post as an internalist, Dr. Ayinde decided to pursue a career in cardiac electrophysiology during his residency at Howard University Hospital as he noticed it was a niche that had relatively few practitioners. He has been incredibly satisfied to improve his patients’ quality of life through cardiac electrophysiological treatment. However, he has cited his crowning achievement to have been raising his two sons and witnessing them grow up. Dr. Ayinde credits his success to his curiosity and the mentorship that he has received during his career. In the coming years, he intends to continue providing the best care possible to his patients on a daily basis.

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