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Dr. Ola (Olakunle) Akinboboye, MD, MBA, FACC, MPH, FACP

Cardiologist, Internist

Professional statement

Dr. Akinboboye, a graduate of Medicine from the University of Ibadan, is a prominent US medical practitioner, an award-winning nuclear cardiologist, and is listed among the top doctors in the New York region by leading US medical publications. He is an associate professor of clinical medicine at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University. He is also the national President of the Association of Black Cardiologists in the USA. He also serves on the International Board of Governors of the American College of Cardiology. He is currently the Chairman of Cardiovascular Disease Board of the American Board of Internal Medicine. This is the organization that confers "Board-Certified Status"on deserving cardiologists throughout the country. Born in Nigeria, Dr. Akinboboye was drawn to medicine at an early age. His father wanted to become a physician but could not because of financial reasons. His uncle trained in the United Kingdom on a scholarship, became an obstetrician and practiced in Britain and Nigeria for many years. Dr. Akinboboye prides himself on his empathy for the challenges that patients face, which he attributes to some of medical hardships he had in his childhood. Dr. Akinboboye keeps abreast of the latest techniques and best practices in cardiac care and nuclear diagnosis. He serves on a panel that has been evaluating new studies on the use of stem cells to regenerate tissue. His hope is that that research will lead to a treatment that could replenish damaged areas of the heart.

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Specialties

  • Cardiologist
  • Internist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • New York Hospital Queens
  • Saint Francis Hospital

Board certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease (Internal Medicine)
  • Sleep Medicine (Internal Medicine)

Education and training

  • NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital / Columbia University Medical Center, Fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease
  • Columbia University, Master’s in Public Health
  • Columbia University, Master’s in Business Administration
  • Nassau University Medical Center, Residency in Internal Medicine
  • Medical School - University of Ibadan College of Medicine, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

Professional memberships

  • Association of Black Cardiologists, Inc
  • American College of Cardiology
  • American Society of Nuclear Cardiology

Awards and publications

  • Top Doctor (Cardiology) - US News and World Report
  • Speakers' Bureau, Jujisawa
  • Abstract Grading, International Society of Hypertension in Blacks: Annual scientific session

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Yoruba

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1780632844

Office locations

Olakunle Akinboboye

234-36 Merrick Boulevard

Rosedale, NY 11422

Patient reviews
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My zocdoc appt didn't go there. Had to wait about 3hrs before seeing the nurse, then another 30 to 45 minutes or so before the Dr. came in and talked about my medical history more the the actual reason I camethere. Then the nurse and Dr gave me issues with filling out my Dr note form for work.
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The doctors were very thorough and thoughtful.
Less than 6 months ago
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No point in using Zocdoc for this place cause your scheduled time will just have you wait for 2 hours
Less than 6 months ago
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They have a lot of patients but they try to see everyone in a timely matter. They really try to accommodate everyone. I really enjoyed my visit!
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The staff was very nice and the doctor was excellent. But the wait was too long.
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Ok
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knowlegeable and informative
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Please do not go to the doctor. Very unprofessional !!! And so are his staff & the wait time is ridiculous. Save your time and go to someone more professional.
More than 1 year ago
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I was there 30 min early for me 10am appointment and didn't see the doctor till 11:45. They did say some employees didn't come in today, that's it's not usually that long of a wait.
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WAIT TIME WAS OVER 2.5 HRS. FINALLY I MET WITH MD BUT VISIT WAS RUSHED AND NOT INFORMATIVE. I WAS ABLE TO GET STRESS TEST SAME DAY FOR MY "TROUBLES" BUT ECHO 2 WEEKS AWAY...... OFFICE NOT VERY PROFESSIONAL. I APPRECIATEHELP FROM CATHERINE BUT OTHER THAN THAT NOT HAPPY WITH EXPERIENCE. 2PM APPOINTMENT, I SAW MD @ 4:30. LEFT @ 6:30. NOT SURE IF I WILL CONTINUE WITH THIS PRACTICE.
More than 1 year ago
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very good
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Dr. Ola was very good. He tested me for everything to make sure that my heart was in good shape. He answered all of my questions and my blood work was excellent on my next appointment.
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First visit was pretty good. Look forward to my follow ups.
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I chose to see the PA, because I understand he oversees all records in the office. She was thorough and provided an answer for all of my questions.
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The front desk women had poor manners and where willing to discuss private information in front of others
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I like the office. It is spacious, clean and well organized. Staff are friendly and professional. Although the wait time was long, I was fully satisfied when I finally saw the doctor. It is a very busy place, however I didnot feel rushed in my encounter with the doctor. He is attentive and very knowledgeable.
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I loved it. He is very attentive and very helpful. It makes you feel that he cares for you rather than putting a band aid on the illness.
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The doctor was very nice and the staff was professional. All went well except for the unfortunate wait time. However, he is the only doctor there. I appreciate that he is serving this community--we need more people like him in it.He could probably work in Manhattan if he wanted to, considering his credentials, but he must have chosen to be here, and I totally appreciate that. Just wish the wait wasn't so long!
More than 1 year ago
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Humble man who knows the practice. Highly recommended!!
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First of all, despite scheduling with Dr. Ola, I ended up with another doctor. Secondly, beware of this offices practices. After paying a co-payment for a regular preventative checkup, they scheduled me for a few other tests in conjunctionwith the checkup. Nothing out of the ordinary, I've done it before but all in one day at other offices. Now, each time I go back to get a test done, they want to charge me another co-payment. What sense does it make to schedule one checkup with the ONE co-payment, only be be scheduled for three other common tests, each with their own co-payment. Be sure to call ahead before you go to ask about the costs before they try to nickel and dime you.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Akinboboye was excellent. After asking how I heard about him, he said "Welcome to the practice". This is something I have never had any doctor say to me and it meant a lot. Judging from the degrees and accoclades thatoutline his office, he is a brilliant man with his finger on the pulse of the medical community. The only shortcoming I experienced was in his front office and when my blood pressure was taken. There was a woman in the front office who kept making remarks like 'if she calls, tell her I am not here' and told a patient 'don't act like you have somewhere to go'. I found this to be unprofessional. Additionally, the worker who did my EKG and took my blood pressure was playing on her cell phone while tending to me. Again, unprofessional and somewhat dismissive. With the exception of these two, all the others workers in the office were friendly and practiced professional etiquette. Thank you.
More than 1 year ago
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Great experience. Staff was kind and knowledgeable.
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The entire staff was very kind and pleasant. The waiting room was big and roomy with lots of comfortable seats. Since there was several patients in front of me I was seen in 28 minutes after I handed in my firsttime visit medical history papers. Dr. Ola was very pleasant caring professional at his best. I really enjoy my first time visit to the clinic.
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Great Doctors they are very thorough and you don't feel like you are being rushed. Each person that attends to you in that office gets things done.
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very knowledgeable and caring. He has patience, takes time to talk with you. Office staff very professional.
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He was very informative seems to know my problem right away after giving a brief description of my previous health conditions test taken along with results . However did not have enough time to speak with him due to the timehe reach me at the end of close of business day. So alot of things were in a rush at the same time he knew right away what test he needed to come back to perform & which doctor specialty needed to refer me to for my situation. Doctor was very attentive but the wait time front desk is very disorganized. Wait time was awful ; front desk don't ask enough or proper questions for a persons 1st time visit . I had to come out of the office in the middle of doing a procedure testing to fill out papers photo copy my insurance card for someone to ask why didn't I tell them it's my 1st time . Also fill out out papers they should've had done before being called for visit . Otherwise his medical staff is very nice but front desk is in their own little world .
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The atmosphere is family friendly and up-beat.
More than 1 year ago
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The visit was long , but I was treated very fairly . I was admitted to Saint Francis Hospital . A good visit .
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The Very Best! I have interacted with numerous Practitioners in various fields of expertise, and I have yet to encounter a Team of professionals as adept in their roles as supporting staff as demonstrated by Dr. Akinboboye's. From the MedicalReceptionists to the Office Manager, to the Phlebotimists, to Interns and Interns in training they all conduct business with adroit efficiency and care. They are honestly an "A" Team of medical professionals. Dr. Akinboboye is a thoughful and considerate professional who in the practice of listening, prescribing of tests and suggestions for remedies, keeps the office and it's patients moving in Swiss-like precision. His treatment is respectful and thorough. I am wholly convinced of Dr Akinboboye's skill and resolve to provide the very best assessment and treatment to all who visit. I am confident in stating, a finer team of medical professionals can scarsely be found in the New York Metropolitan area, hands down!
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Dr Ola was. Polite,professional and very easy to interact with. He listened to all my health issues and offered interventions to manage them.The staff were polite and always helpful. However,the waiting period to see the physician could be shorter.
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The staff was very professional. The Doctor was very attentive and open to answering questions. Did not feel rushed. The doctor was very thorough.
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on time and effective
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It was cool
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I definitely was pleased with the eagerness to help of Dr. Ola and his colleague Dr. Williams. They both seemed very knowledgeable and interested in my case.
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I waited a long time to be seen, but its because the staff is very thorough. Dr. Akinbobe listened & explained everything in simple manner that I can understand. I'm sure all his patients get the same respect and so veryworth the wait. I may recommend to some of my peers.
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Excellent. The Doctor is very pleasant to relate to
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Staff was very attentive and treated me very well. Dr. Ola was great and very professional this was my first visit and I plan on making him my primary doctor.
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I have a new doctor!
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I was really happy with the Dr. Very professional. Gave him a 4 for the recommendation since I still have to go there for some other visits. Especially the staff was super friendly.
More than 1 year ago
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Very good ,the entire atmosphere,from you enter the building was very warm and pleasant,over all. I give my visit a. A+ Thank you all
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I had a great visit with Dr. Akinboboye,,, He is very professional and extremely knowledgeable.
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He was amazing he had a great staff very recommendable guy
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Second visit was much better than my first in n out in less than 45 mins.
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Dr was good at explaining things the staff on the other hand needs additional customer service n pt satisfaction training...time management gets an F with the wait time to be seen by assistant n then by the doc
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Appeared very knowlegeable, informative, listener, and patient physician.
More than 1 year ago
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the doc was fine not staff also waited more tan two hour
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It was really good
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