Bolanle A K Akinyele, MD| Cardiology | MedStar Health

Bolanle A K Akinyele, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.9 out of 5 (288 reviews)

Specialties: Cardiology

Languages: English

410-573-9413

About me

Bolanle Akinyele, MD, MPH, FACC, is a non-invasive cardiologist at MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute. She is board certified in internal medicine, cardiology, and advanced echocardiography. 

 Dr. Akinyele sees patients with a wide range of cardiovascular diagnoses including coronary heart disease, rhythm disturbances, and also provides preventive cardiovascular care. She has a special interest in advanced echocardiography and structural heart disease.

Dr. Akinyele received her medical degree from Howard University College of Medicine. 

During her time there, she served as co-director of The New Freedmen’s Clinic, a free, student-run, attending supervised clinic–the largest student-driven community initiative at Howard College of Medicine. Dr. Akinyele then completed her internal medicine residency at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, where she also served as chief resident. Following this, Dr. Akinyele pursued advanced training through fellowships in cardiology and advanced echocardiography at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Growing up in Nigeria and during her training, Dr. Akinyele recognized the value of quality healthcare and developed a passion for expanding healthcare access and addressing cardiovascular health disparities. Thus, during her fellowship training, she completed the Master of Public Health program at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, with certificates in global health, healthcare disparities and health equity. She brings that passion to the care of her local patients and to the international cardiovascular health nonprofit with which she remains involved. 

Philosophy of Care
“I am a wife and mother of three and I bring my “mom-self” to work. I take care of each patient as if they were family, and believe in treating the person, not just the disease. I aim to provide each patient with compassionate care, clear and candid information while respecting their decisions for treatment.

I believe in excellence – in being complete and providing thorough care.  I am also committed to mutual partnerships with referring physicians, offering transparent, ongoing communication to determine the best plan for their patients.”

Clinical areas of focus

  • Heart Disease
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Abnormal Coronary Angiography
  • Abnormal Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Abnormal Stress Test
  • Acute Bacterial Endocarditis
  • Advanced Heart Failure (ADHF)
  • Alcoholic Cardiomyopathy
  • Amyloidosis
  • Anomalies Of The Coronary Artery
  • Aortic Diseases
  • Aortic Regurgitation
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Ulcer
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Sclerosis
  • Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis Of The Aorta
  • Athletic Heart Syndrome
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Atrial Septal Defect (ASD)
  • Atrial Tachycardia
  • Atrioventricular Block
  • Autoimmune Pericarditis
  • Bicuspid Aortic Valve
  • Bradycardia
  • Cardiac Angina
  • Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Cardiac Insufficiency
  • Cardiac Tamponade
  • Cardiac Tumor
  • Cardio Oncology
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiopulmonary Disease
  • Cardiorenal Syndrome
  • Cardiotoxicity
  • Carotid Aneurysm
  • Carotid Intimal Thickness
  • Catecholaminergic Polymorphic Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Cerebral Venous Thrombosis
  • Chemodectoma
  • Chest Pain
  • Cholesterol Disorders
  • Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
  • Coronary Artery Calcification
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Coronary Artery Fistula
  • Cyanotic Heart Disease
  • Dilated Cardiomyopathy
  • Double Aortic Arch
  • Double Outlet Right Ventricle (DORV)
  • Dysautonomia
  • Dyspnea On Exertion
  • Edema
  • Eisenmenger Syndrome
  • Elevated Creatine Kinase
  • Exercise Intolerance
  • Fibromuscular Dysplasia
  • First Degree Heart Block
  • Genetic Cardiomyopathy
  • Giant Cell Myocarditis
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Disease In Women
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Problems
  • Heart Racing
  • Heart Valve Disease
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
  • Idiopathic Hypertrophic Subaortic Stenosis
  • Infiltrative Disorders Of The Heart
  • Intestinal Ischemic Syndrome
  • Ischemic Cardiomyopathy
  • Kawasaki Disease
  • Left Bundle Branch Block
  • Left Heart Failure
  • Left Ventricular Hypertrophy
  • Lymphangitis
  • Lymphedema
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mthfr Mutation
  • Myocardial Infarction (MI)
  • Myocarditis
  • Myxoma
  • Orthopnea
  • Orthostatic Hypotension
  • Palpitations
  • Papillary Muscle Disorders
  • Paraganglioma
  • Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Paroxysmal Tachycardia
  • Paroxysmal Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Partial Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Return (PAPVR)
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Patent Foramen Ovale
  • Pericardial Effusion
  • Pericarditis
  • Peripheral Edema
  • Pre Excitation Syndrome
  • Premature Atrial Contraction
  • Premature Beats
  • Premature Ventricular Contractions
  • Prinzmetals Angina
  • Pulmonary Artery Stenosis
  • Pulmonary Capillary Hemangiomatosis
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Valve Disorders
  • Pulmonary Valve Insufficiency
  • Pulmonary Valve Stenosis
  • Pulmonary Vein Stenosis
  • Pulmonary Veno Occlusive Disease
  • Refractory Angina
  • Renal Vein Compression
  • Restrictive Cardiomyopathy
  • Rheumatic Aortic Regurgitation
  • Rheumatic Aortic Stenosis
  • Rheumatic Diseases Of Pulmonary Valve
  • Rheumatic Fever
  • Rheumatic Heart Disease
  • Rheumatic Heart Failure
  • Rheumatic Mitral Regurgitation
  • Rheumatic Mitral Stenosis
  • Right Bundle Branch Block
  • Right Heart Failure
  • Right Ventricular Hypertrophy
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Sick Sinus Syndrome
  • Single Ventricle Defect
  • Subaortic Stenosis
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Syncope
  • Tachycardia
  • Tachycardia Bradycardia Syndrome
  • Tricuspid Regurgitation
  • Tricuspid Stenosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Type 1 Second Degree Heart Block
  • Type 2 Second Degree Heart Block
  • Unstable Angina
  • Valve Stenosis
  • Valvular Endocarditis
  • Valvular Heart Disease
  • Variant Angina
  • Vasospastic Angina
  • Vasovagal Syncope
  • Venous Tumors
  • Ventricular Aneurysm
  • Ventricular Arrhythmia
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Viral Cardiomyopathy
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Procedures I perform

  • Abdominal Duplex Ultrasound
  • Adenosine Stress Test
  • Advanced Lipid Blood Tests
  • Anticoagulation
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Cardiac Risk Assessment
  • Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing
  • Cardiovascular Care
  • Collateral Vessel Closure
  • Coronary Brachytherapy
  • Directional Atherectomy
  • Dobutamine Stress Test
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Electrophysiology Testing
  • Heart Health
  • Holter Monitor
  • Implantable Cardiac Monitor Procedure
  • In Office Cardiac Echocardiogram
  • In Office Cardiac Stress Test
  • Left Atrial Appendage Closure
  • Loop Recorder
  • Optical Coherence Tomography
  • Preoperative Evaluation
  • Preventative Cardiology
  • Prosthetic Heart Valves
  • Pulmonary And Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Rotational Atherectomy
  • Sports Related Cardiovascular Assessment
  • Stress Echo Cardiogram
  • Thallium Stress Test
  • Tilt Table Test
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair
  • Transesophageal Echocardiography
  • Transthoracic Echocardiogram
  • Vo2 Measurement
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Practice locations

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9440 Marlboro Pike
Suite 200
Upper Marlboro, MD, 20772

301-809-6880

Fax 301-805-4233

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4175 North Hanson Court
Suite 100
Bowie, MD, 20716

301-809-6880

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2002 Medical Parkway
Suite 500
Annapolis, MD, 21401

410-573-6480

Fax 410-573-9413

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Insurance

MedStar Health accepts most major health insurance plans. If you are uncertain as to whether your individual health insurance plan is accepted at MedStar Health, please call your insurance company.

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • UnitedHealthcare and AARP Medicare Complete Plans/ UHC Group Medicare Advantage Plans HMO, POS, PPO
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Adv/Special Needs Plans
    • Kaiser MD Medicaid MCO
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • Kaiser Permanente Select
    • Kaiser Virginia Premier
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature
    • Kaiser PermanenteSelect-Added Choice
    • UHC Community Plan of MD
    • CFBCBS EPO
    • Medicare Fee for Service
    • Kaiser Permanente Medicare Plus (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature-Added Choice
    • Cigna HealthSpring Medicare Advantage
    • Kaiser Permanente Flexible Choice POS
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna HMO
    • Open POS II
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Open HMO
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • CIGNA EPO
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • Network OA
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • Tricare Prime
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • First Health PPO
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • FIRST HEALTH
    • United Student Resources
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO

Education

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

Fellowship Program: Johns Hopkins Hospital (2021)

Residency Program: Johns Hopkins Bayview (2016)

Internship Program: Johns Hopkins Bayview (2014)

Medical School: Howard University College of Medicine (2013)

Ratings and reviews

  • Explanations the care provider gave you about your problem or condition

    4.9
  • Extent to which the care provider listened to you

    4.9
  • Care provider's discussion of any proposed treatment (options, risks, benefits, etc.)

    4.9
  • Care provider's efforts to include you in decisions about your care

    4.9
  • Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries

    4.9
  • Likelihood of recommending this care provider to others

    4.9
  • Dec 15, 2023

    Good

  • Nov 30, 2023

    Excellent bedside manner. Actually explained a couple of issues no one else had bothered to explain. It was a first visit/consult and the doctor had gone over my medical record. Also explained procedures for next visit. Put it in writing

  • Nov 9, 2023

    The Doctor was very good at alleviating my concerns and explaining the path forward.