Meet the Team

Olakunle Akinboboye, MD, MPH, MBA

Olakunle Akinboboye, MD, MPH, MBA - Rosedale, NYDr. Ola completed his internal medicine residency and part of his cardiology fellowship at the Nassau County Medical Center, State University of New York at Stony Brook. He subsequently moved to Columbia University, where he completed his fellowship in cardiology with one year of dedicated training in nuclear cardiology and another year of training in advanced echocardiography.

He obtained a master’s degree in Public Health from the School of Public Health at Columbia University. He also received a master’s in Business Administration from Columbia Business School. Dr. Ola then served on the teaching faculty of Columbia University from 1995 to 2000.

Today, his main areas of expertise include the diagnosis and treatment of coronary heart disease, particularly in patients with diabetes. He is a renowned expert in cardiac imaging, nuclear cardiology, echocardiography, CT angiography and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging. Dr. Ola is also a renowned expert in the management of clinical hypertension (high blood pressure). He is one of the few Certified Specialists in clinical hypertension by the American Society of Hypertension.

Awards, research and teaching activities

Dr. Ola was selected by Castle Connolly for inclusion in its prestigious Top Doctors: New York Metro Area – 9th ed. representing the top 10% of doctors in the region. He was also named by The Network Journal as one of the Best Black Doctors in the New York Tri-State area in 2005 and cited as one of the Top Docs in Cardiology by New York Magazine in 2006, 2007 and 2008.

He received a humanitarian award from the College of Medicine at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria in 2005 for his ongoing efforts to teach cardiopulmonary resuscitation and save lives in Nigeria. He also received an award from the Association of Black Cardiologists for his dedicated service as a board member from 1999 to 2005 and is currently the organization’s national president.

Dr. Ola is an accomplished clinician, teacher and researcher. In 1986, he received a four-year grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the effects of treatment on the cardiovascular complications of hypertension in African-Americans.

Dr. Ola has also trained several generations of Fellows in Cardiology at New York Presbyterian Medical Center, State University of New York at Stony Brook and New York Hospital in Queens. Dr. Ola presently chairs the Eligibility Committee of the Board of Nuclear Cardiology and the CME Committee of the Association of Black Cardiologists.

Professional affiliations

Board-Certified: American Board of Cardiology, American Board of Nuclear Cardiology, American Board of Internal Medicine, American Board of Sleep Medicine

Fellow: American College of Physicians

Fellow: American College of Cardiology

National President: Association of Black Cardiologists

Member: American Heart Association, International Society of Hypertension in Blacks, American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, Certification Board of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology

Tarek M. Mousa, MD, FACP, FASH

Tarek M. Mousa, MD, FACP, FASH - Rosedale, NY“I think cardiology is just fascinating. It is one of the few fields in which you deal with really sick people, with possibly life-endangering ailments, and they need your help. Decisions need to be made promptly and correctly; a mistake or a miss means a life jeopardized. This is a field that needs a lot of dedication and effort to patients, and I am all for that.

“From treating or managing complex cases in the CCU to reassuring patients in the office setting, it just feels very good by the end of the day. There is such a wide spectrum of services we offer. I most enjoy the interaction with patients. I treat them as if I were treating one of my very close family members – my wife, mother, sister, brother or father. I hope to give them the best of my practice, my knowledge and my passion for cardiology. I am willing to give more and go the extra mile for every patient every single day, no matter what time it is, day or night.”

Board certifications and special qualifications

Board-Certified: National Board of Echocardiography, American Board of Internal Medicine

Certified Specialist: Clinical Hypertension, American Society of Hypertension

Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation (RPVI): American Registry for Diagnostic Vascular Imaging

Registered Medical Sonographer (ARDMS)

Education and subspecialty training

Fellowship-Trained: Cardiology, New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens, Cornell University Medical College Program, Flushing, NY

Residency: Internal Medicine, New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens, Cornell University Medical College Program

Professional affiliations

Fellow: American College of Physicians (FACP)

Fellow: American Society of Hypertension (FASH)

Member: American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, American Society of Echocardiography, American College of Cardiology, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Heart Failure Society of America, American Heart Association, American Physiological Society, Egyptian Cardiology Society

Support Staff

Support Staff - Rosedale, NY

Top Left: Briana Williams, MA; Tiffany Washington, Office/Administrative Manager; Jennifer Henry, Administrative Assistant Bottom Left: Vivian Velasquez, MA/Administrative Assistant; Wendy Veloz MA/Clinical Manager; Rhonda Jefferson, MA/Administrative Assistant 

It feels great to know you have someone who can help you with your heart-health concerns. Call Queens Heart Institute at 718.949.9400 or use our online Request an Appointment form to schedule your comprehensive heart health consultation with Dr. Ola. We provide care to the communities of Rosedale, Elmont, Jamaica, Laurelton, Springfield Gardens and South Jamaica in Queens County, NY.