Nneka Ifejika, M.D., M.P.H., UT Physicians provider and associate professor of neurology and physical medicine and rehabilitation, recently was elected a fellow of the Stroke Council of the American Heart Association.
Stroke Council fellows are recognized for excellence, innovation, and sustained contributions in the areas of scholarship, practice and/or education, and volunteer service, and/or leadership within the American Heart Association.
Dr. Ifejika was recognized at the American Heart Association’s annual business meeting Feb. 17.
Dr. Ifejika earned her medical degree and master’s degree in public health from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. She completed an internship at St. Agnes Healthcare, Department of Internal Medicine, Baltimore, and did her residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Baylor College of Medicine. Her research interests include use of mobile health technologies to address health disparities in stroke and the impact of acute stroke treatments on inpatient rehabilitation outcomes.
Dr. Ifejika is the only physical medicine and rehabilitation physician worldwide who is a Fellow of the American Heart Association, serving on the editorial board of Stroke, and is subspecialty certified in Brain Injury Medicine.
The American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. Founded by six cardiologists in 1924, the organization now includes more than 22.5 million volunteers and supporters.