Professor Ariyo trained in Cardiovascular Diseases at American top hospitals. He graduated from Nigeria's premier medical school, The College of Medicine, University of Ibadan with distinction. He obtained Masters in Public Health from Harvard University.
He did residency and served as chief resident at Howard University in DC. After collecting many honors and awards, he was the recipient of the National Research Service Award, an honor that took him to Harvard. There, he served as Cardiovascular Research Fellow at The Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA. Subsequently, he did General and Nuclear Cardiology Fellowship training at the University of California. He was an Interventional Cardiology Fellow at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD.
In 2000, he founded HeartMasters Cardiology where he currently serves as Director. He is an Interventional Cardiologist at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center in Sunnyvale, Texas, a facility that is co-owned by him. He performs coronary, renal, carotid, and endo-vascular interventions with balloon angioplasty with stents. He also implants event recorders, pacemakers, defibrillators, and biventricular AICDs.
He has published extensively and has written book chapters in Modern Textbook of Medicine on Cardiovascular Diseases. He has publications in Annals of Medicine, Archives of Medicine, Circulation, Journal of Cardiovascular Risk/European Journal of Cardiology and The Journal of The American College of Cardiology (JACC). Along with others, he led the NIH-funded Cardiovascular Health Study. He made landmark contributions to the advancement of Modern Medicine. In 2003, he was the lead author of an 'original contribution' in the lead article that was published in the world's most renowned medical journal, The New England of Medicine. He once and for all, provided critical data on the effects of Lipoprotein(a) and vascular risk and mortality among elderly Americans.