Jeomi Okwara, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine and a member of the Division of Cardiology at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She specializes in general cardiology, hypertensive heart disease, and heart failure.

Originally from Houston, Dr. Okwara holds a bachelor's degree in biology and nutritional sciences from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. She earned her medical degree and completed internal medicine residency training at UT Southwestern and received advanced training in cardiovascular disease through a fellowship at the University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque.

Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in cardiovascular diseases and echocardiography, Dr. Okwara joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2020.

A former recipient of the Southwestern Medical Foundation Scholarship for Academic Achievement, Dr. Okwara has delivered presentations and published a number of peer-reviewed articles in her specialty.


Medical School
UT Southwestern Medical School (2014)
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2017), Internal Medicine
University of New Mexico Hospitals (2020), Cardiovascular Disease

Research Interest

  • Heart Failure
  • Sudden Cardiac Death
  • Underserved Populations


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Bendopnea and risk of adverse clinical outcomes in ambulatory patients with systolic heart failure.
Thibodeau JT, Jenny BE, Maduka JO, Divanji PH, Ayers CR, Araj F, Amin AA, Morlend RM, Mammen PP, Drazner MH Am. Heart J. 2017 Jan 183 102-107
Use of emerging tobacco products in the United States.
McMillen R, Maduka J, Winickoff J, J Environ Public Health 2012 2012 989474

Honors & Awards

  • Hall of Fame Award
    Arlington Athletics (2018)
  • Legends of Ivy League Basketball Inaugural Class
  • Scholarship for Academic Achievement
    Southwestern Medical Foundation (2010-2013)
  • Charles H. Moore Outstanding Senior Varsity Athlete Award
    Cornell University (2009)
  • 400 Club- Athletes' 4.0 Club
  • Alpha Phi Alpha Scholarship Recipient
  • Deans' List
    Cornell University (2008-2009)
  • Ivy League Player of the Year
    Varsity Women's Basketball, Cornell University (2008)
  • Olympic Trials Finalist Long Jump
  • Sphinx Head Senior Honor Secret Society
    118th Tapping Class, Cornell University (2008)
  • Ivy League Rookie of the Year
    Varsity Women's Basketball, Cornell University (2006)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American College of Cardiology