New Cardiologist Joins Iowa Heart Center and Marshalltown Community

August 18, 2014

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa – August 18, 2014 – Iowa Heart Center is pleased to announce Grace Ayafor, M.D., has joined its Marshalltown practice as a full-time interventional cardiologist.

 Dr. Ayafor joins Dr. Warangkana Choke and is now offering appointments at Iowa Heart Center’s Marshalltown office located at 312 East Main, Suite 2100. She is also performing procedures at Marshalltown Medical and Surgical Center’s (MMSC) cardiac catheterization laboratory.

 “We’re excited to have another physician join us and provide cardiology care, especially full-time, in Marshalltown and the surrounding communities,” says Mark Tannenbaum, Iowa Heart Center Chief Physician Officer. “This helps us fulfill our mission of improving quality of life by enhancing cardiovascular health.”

 Dr. Ayafor received her medical degree from St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine in Grand Cayman, British West Indies. She then completed her internal medicine residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. Dr. Ayafor completed her cardiovascular and interventional cardiology fellowships at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio. She is board certified in cardiology and internal medicine.

 "'We are very pleased to add Dr. Ayafor to MMSC’s Medical Staff.  Dr. Ayafor shares MMSC’s and Iowa Heart Center’s commitment to providing patient-centered cardiac care with a focus on excellent patient outcomes," said John Hughes, CEO of Marshalltown Medical & Surgical Center. ''Working with Dr. Choke and other members of the medical staff, Dr. Ayafor will help us grow our cardiac services throughout the region and continue to enhance our reputation as the area's center for the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease.''

 Iowa Heart offers a variety of heart care services in Marshalltown including:

  • Cardiac and vascular consultations and follow-up appointments
  • Inpatient consultations and visits
  • EKG testing
  • Echocardiography (cardiac ultrasound)
  • Nuclear cardiology 
  • Exercise and nuclear stress test
  • Vascular testing and screening
  • Cardiac catheterization and intervention
  • Peripheral intervention

Appointments can be made by calling (641) 754-5999 or at (866) 754-5999.

About Iowa Heart Center

Iowa Heart Center, founded in 1970, is one of the nation’s premier cardiovascular medicine practices. With clinics and offices in Des Moines, Ames, Ankeny, Carroll, Fort Dodge, Marshalltown, Newton, and Ottumwa, Iowa Heart Center’s physicians and staff are committed to providing world-class heart care, research and prevention services to Iowa families.