Tayo Addo, M.D.

Tayo Addo, M.D.

Program Director, Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program

  • Internal Medicine - Cardiology
  • Coronary and Lower Extremity Arterial Obstruction
  • Refractory Angina & Second Opinions


Tayo A. Addo, M.D., is a Professor in the Division of Cardiology at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He specializes in interventional procedures for treating coronary heart disease and peripheral arterial disease. 

Dr. Addo earned his medical degree at UT Southwestern Medical School, where he also completed a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in cardiovascular disease. He received advanced training in interventional cardiology through two further fellowships at Lenox Hill Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, both in New York. 

Certified in cardiovascular diseases and interventional cardiology, Dr. Addo joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2006. In addition to his clinical work, he serves as Director of the Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program. 

Many of Dr. Addo’s coronary heart disease patients have angina (chest pain or shortness of breath), abnormal cardiovascular stress tests, or an abnormal CT scan of the coronary arteries. He also sees patients with complicated coronary disease, including totally occluded arteries, calcified arteries, and multiple diseased vessels. Treatment can include an alternative for bypass surgery (CABG), using the latest techniques and best-in-class coronary stents. 

In treating peripheral artery disease, Dr. Addo often sees patients with complicated lower-extremity circulation from occluded vessels. Patients might have difficulty walking or continuous foot pain or ulcers. Dr. Addo is an expert at using less-invasive treatments and specialized techniques involving balloons and stents to restore cardiac or lower extremity circulation, allowing patients to return to full-function capacity as quickly as possible. 

Dr. Addo’s research interests include detection and management of myocardial ischemia, techniques and technologies for endovascular revascularization, and interventional management of hypertension. 

He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and a nationally recognized educator and investigator. He participates in several scientific national meetings annually and is an ad-hoc reviewer for multiple scientific journals, including Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions, The American Journal of Cardiology and the Journal of Invasive Cardiology

Dr. Addo is a member of the American Heart Association, the American Medical Association, the Association of Black Cardiologists, and the Cardiovascular Research Foundation, among other professional organizations.

Among his many honors, Dr. Addo received an Army Achievement Commendation in 2005 from the United States Army Reserve for his service during Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.

Education & Training
  • Research Fellowship - Columbia University Medical Center (2004-2005), Interventional Cardiology
  • Medical School - UT Southwestern Medical School (1993-1997)
  • Fellowship - UT Southwestern Medical Center (2000-2003), Cardiology
  • Fellowship - Lenox Hill Hospital (2003-2004), Interventional Cardiology
  • Residency - UT Southwestern Medical Center (1997-2000), Internal Medicine
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American College of Cardiology
  • American Heart Association
  • American Medical Association
  • Cardiovascular Research Foundation
Books & Publications
  • Detection of myocardial ischemia
  • Techniques and technologies for endovascular revascularization
  • Endovascular support for advanced heart failure

Clinical Focus

  • Coronary and Lower Extremity Arterial Obstruction
  • Refractory Angina & Second Opinions
  • Diabetes & Heart Disease
  • Endovascular Therapy - Peripheral Vascular Disease
  • Percutaneous Coronary Interventions (PCI)
  • Diagnostic Cardiac Catheterization

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