Rick A. Nishimura, M.D.

  1. Internist
  2. Cardiologist

Location

  1. Rochester, Minnesota

Languages

English

Rick A. Nishimura, M.D., is the Judd and Mary Morris Leighton Professor of Cardiovascular Diseases and Hypertension in Honor of Dr. Alexander Schirger at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota. He has been a member of the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine for over 35 years, primarily involved in direct patient care and cardiovascular education.

Dr. Nishimura went to Knox College for his undergraduate degree, subsequently receiving his medical degree from Rush Medical College. He then attended the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine (now Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences) for his internship, residency and cardiovascular fellowship and has been on staff as a consultant in cardiovascular diseases since that time.

Dr. Nishimura is a general cardiologist and very much enjoys caring for patients with all types of cardiovascular diseases. He has subspecialty interests in valvular heart disease, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and pericardial disease. Aside from patient care, he also works in the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, specializing in hemodynamics and structural heart disease. He has a passion for education, and is involved in educating medical students, fellows and practicing cardiologists, both at Mayo Clinic and through multiple medical meetings. He has been active in the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association, having served as a member of the board of trustees, and has been on several national guideline writing committees.

Research interests: Hemodynamics and structural heart disease

Awards/Honors:

  • Cardiovascular Teaching Award — 1983-present
  • Mayo Clinic Fellowship Teacher of the Year with induction into the Hall of Fame
  • Department of Medicine, Plummer Outstanding Clinician Award
  • Mayo Distinguished Clinician Award
  • Mayo Distinguished Educator Award
  • American College of Cardiology Distinguished Educator Award
  • American College of Cardiology Presidential Citation
  • American Heart Association Laennec Award
  • Master of American College of Physicians
  • Master of American College of Cardiology
  1. PMBV
  2. Septal ablation
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • Invasive and noninvasive hemodynamics
  • Pericardial disease
  • Valvular disease
  1. 1983
    Fellow - Cardiovascular DiseasesMayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  2. 1983
    Resident - Internal MedicineMayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  3. 1978
    Internship - Internal MedicineRush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center
  4. 1978
    MDRush Medical College
  5. 1974
    BAKnox College

Certifications

  1. 1983
    Cardiovascular DiseasesAmerican Board of Internal Medicine
  2. 1981
    Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal Medicine

Professional memberships

  1. 2017 - 2018
    Co-ChairDivision of Structural Heart Disease, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine
  2. 2014 - 2017
    Co-ChairAmerican College of Cardiology, Digital Steering Committee
  3. 2014
    Honorary MemberBritish Cardiovascular Society
  4. 2012
    ChairAmerican College of Cardiology, 2012 Annual Scientific Sessions
  5. 2012 - 2017
    ChairInformation Management Program, Office of Information and Knowledge Management
  6. 2012 - 2017
    MasterAmerican College of Cardiology
  7. 2011 - present
    MasterAmerican College of Physicians
  8. 2010 - 2017
    MemberLifelong Learning Oversight Committee, American College of Cardiology
  9. 2010 - 2014
    ChairLifelong Learning Oversight Committee, American College of Cardiology
  10. 2007 - present
    MemberEducation Integration Committee, Board of Trustees, American College of Cardiology
  11. 2006 - 2011
    MemberBoard of Trustees, American College of Cardiology
  12. 2006 - 2012
    MemberMayo Clinic Education Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  13. 2006 - 2012
    MemberMayo Clinic Information Technology Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  14. 2006 - 2010
    Associate ChairDepartment of Medicine Lifelong Learning, Department of Internal Medicine
  15. 2006 - present
    ChairEducation Technology Oversight Committee, Mayo Clinic Education Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  16. 2004 - 2008
    MemberTask Force Guidelines Committee, American College of Cardiology/ American Heart Association
  17. 2002 - 2004
    ChairNew Directions in CME, American College of Cardiology
  18. 2002 - 2004
    MemberNew Directions in CME, American College of Cardiology
  19. 2001 - 2005
    Vice ChairHospital Practice Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  20. 2001 - 2005
    MemberHospital Practice Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  21. 2000 - 2010
    MemberExecutive Committee, Department of Internal Medicine
  22. 2000 - 2005
    Associate ChairInpatient Practice, Department of Internal Medicine
  23. 2000 - 2005
    MemberDOM Executive Committee, Inpatient Practice, Department of Internal Medicine
  24. 1998 - 2004
    ChairClinical Practice Committee, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine
  25. 1998 - 2004
    MemberClinical Practice Committee, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine
  26. 1997 - 2002
    ChairEducational Programs Committee, American College of Cardiology
  27. 1996 - 2017
    MemberValvular Heart Disease Guideline Committee, American College of Cardiology/ American Heart Association
  28. 1996 - present
    MemberDivision of Cardiovascular Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine
  29. 1990 - 1998
    DirectorTraining Program, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine
  30. 1990 - present
    FellowAmerican College of Physicians
  31. 1988 - 2017
    FellowAmerican Heart Association
  32. 1983 - 2017
    FellowAmerican College of Cardiology
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Publications

Research activities

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