Imo Ebong, M.B.B.S., M.S.

Imo Asuquo Ebong, M.B.B.S., M.S.


Cardiovascular Medicine

Advanced Heart Failure

Transplant Cardiology

Mechanical Circulatory Support

Pulmonary Hypertension


Internal Medicine


  • Assistant Clinical Professor


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Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center

4860 Y St.
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Additional Phone Numbers

Phone: 916-734-8426
Fax: 916-734-8394
Clinic Phone: 916-734-3761
Clinic Fax: 916-734-6474
Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)



Philosophy of Care

I provide care to heart failure patients including those with advanced disease, heart transplant, mechanical circulatory support and pulmonary hypertension. I will be your partner as we work in a multidisciplinary setting to offer you the highest level of service based on evidence based practices. I will advocate for you as we navigate the various treatment options that are available to you. My mission is to maximally improve the quality of your life with you as an active participant in the management of your illness.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Ebong is a heart failure and transplant cardiologist who provides care for patients with cardiomyopathies of various etiologies and pulmonary hypertension. This includes patients with advanced disease who have received a heart transplant and those who are supported with mechanical circulatory support. Dr. Ebong has a special clinical interest in women with peripartum cardiomyopathy and those with preexisting heart failure who subsequently become pregnant.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Ebong's primary research focus is on heart failure epidemiology and gender disparities in heart failure including the advanced heart failure population. In the heart transplant population, her research efforts are concentrated on strategies aimed at increasing donor organ availability and improving outcomes in heart transplant recipients.


Cardiovascular Medicine

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Medical Group


M.B.B.S., University of Nigeria, Enugu Nigeria 2000

M.S., Wake Forest University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Winston Salem NC 2012

M.B.B.S., University of Nigeria, Enugu Nigeria 2000

Internship: Internal Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Health System, Cleveland OH 2005-2006


Internal Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Health System, Cleveland OH 2006-2008


Cardiovascular Disease, University of Arizona, Tucson AZ 2015-2018

Advanced Heart Failure, Cardiac Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support, University of Chicago, Chicago IL 2018-2019

Research Fellowship on Quality of Care and Outcomes in Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke, Wake Forest University, Winston Salem NC 2010-2012

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine, 2018

American Board of Internal Medicine, Advanced Heart Failure and Heart Transplantation,

American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease,

National Board of Echocardiography,

Professional Memberships

American College of Cardiology

American College of Physicians

American Heart Association

American Medical Association

Heart Failure Society of America

International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation

Honors and Awards

Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria National Merit Educational Scholarship, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998

MESA Young Investigator Award, 2014

Medtronic HFSA Travel scholarship, 2018

Select Recent Publications

Narang N, Chung B, Nguyen A, Kalathiya RJ, Laffin LJ, Holzhauser L, Ebong IA, Besser SA, Imamura T, Smith BA, Kalantari S, Raikhelkar J, Sarswat N, Kim GH, Jeevanandam V, Burkhoff D, Sayer G, Uriel N. Discordance Between Clinical Assessment and Invasive Hemodynamics In Patients With Advanced Heart Failure. J Card Fail. 2019 Aug 20. pii:S1071-9164(19)30731-6. doi:10.1016/j.cardfail.2019.08.004.

Ebong IA, Sula M, Breathett K. Cardiac Biomarkers in Advanced Heart Failure: How can they Impact our Pre-Transplant or Pre-LVAD Decision making. Invited Manuscript in Preparation. Current Heart Failure Reports.

Ebong IA, Sayer G, Kim G, Jeevanandan V, Baker T, Becker Y, Fung, J, Charlton M, Te H, Josephson M, Uriel N. Simultaneous heart, liver and kidney transplantation: a viable option for heart failure patients with multiorgan failure. JHLT. June 2019.

Avery R, Ebong I, Skaria R, Day K, Miller C, Juneman E, Oliva I, Friedman M, Maltais S, Khalpey Z. Preoperative Risk Stratification of Right Ventricular Function Utilizing Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging Compared With Echocardiographic and Hemodynamic Parameters. ASAIO J. 2019, Jul 12. doi: 10.1097/MAT.0000000000001046

Ebong IA, Breathett K. The Time is Now: Reducing racial Risk of Hypertension with Post Pregnancy Follow Up. J Women’s Health (Larchmt). 2018 Sep 5. doi:10.1089/jwh.2018.7351.

Ebong I, Breathett K. Treating Heart Failure in the African American Patient. April 18, 2018.

Ebong IA, Rozich J, Shanmugasundaram M, Taylor Z, Janardhanan R, Kapoor D. Acute Limb Ischemia in a Previously Undiagnosed Case of Mid-Ventricular Non-Obstructive Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. J Med Cases. 2017 Oct;8:322-325.

Ebong IA, Watson KE, Hairston KG, Carnethon MR, Ouyang P, Szklo M, Bertoni GA. Body Fat Distribution, Menopausal Hormone Therapy and Incident Type 2 Diabetes in Post menopausal Women of the MESA Study. 2016 Sep; 91:147-52.

Ebong IA, Schreiner P, Lewis C, Appiah D, Ghelani A, Wellons M. The association between high sensitivity C-reactive protein and hypertension in women of the CARDIA study. Menopause. 2016 Jun; 23(6):662-8. PMID:  27093616. 

Appiah D, Schreiner PJ, Gunderson EP, Konety SH, Jacobs DR Jr, Nwabuo CC, Ebong IA, Whitham HK, Goff DC Jr, Lima JA, Ku IA, Gidding SS. Association of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus With Left Ventricular Structure and Function: The CARDIA Study. Diabetes care, 2016 Mar;39(3):400-7. PMID:26740637.