Vuyisile T. Nkomo, M.D., M.P.H.

  1. Cardiologist

Location

  1. Rochester, Minnesota

Languages

English

Vuyisile T. Nkomo, M.D., M.P.H., is a cardiologist with an interest in echocardiography and heart valve disease. His clinical focus includes:

  • Valve disease diagnosis and management
  • Promoting each patient's understanding of his or her valve disease
  • Making sure patients understand the many options available in the management of their valve disease
  • Understanding each patient's unique expectations of living with valve disease
  • Empowering patients to make informed decisions about their care
  • Collaborating with the patients and Heart Team to make informed decisions about their care
  • Collaborating with the Heart Team and providing echocardiographic services during surgery and interventional procedures

In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Nkomo is active in education and research, providing mentorship to medical students, residents and fellows.  He is an author of publications that have had an impact on the diagnosis and management of valve disease.

Dr. Nkomo is Director of the Valvular Heart Disease Clinic at Mayo Clinic's Rochester, Minnesota, campus.

  • Valvular heart disease
  • Valvular heart disease epidemiology
  • Echocardiography
  1. 2001
    Fellow - CardiologyMayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  2. 1998
    MPH - Cardiovascular epidemiologySchool of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  3. 1997
    Resident - Internal MedicineMayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  4. 1994
    MD - Honors, Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA)Meharry Medical College
  5. 1990
    BS - Chemistry; Honors, Magna cum LaudeXavier University of Louisiana

Certifications

  1. 2001
    Cardiovascular DiseasesAmerican Board of Internal Medicine

Awards and honors

  1. 2016
    Excellence in Teaching, Internal Medicine Residency Program of the Department of Medicine Mayo Clinic Department of Medicine
  2. 2013
    Excellence in Teaching, Internal Medicine Residency Program of the Department of Medicine Mayo Clinic Department of Medicine
  3. 2012
    Department of Medicine and the Internal Medicine Residency Program, Best Educator for Resident EducationMayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  4. 2010
    Champion of Diversity awardOffice for Diversity, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  5. 2009
    Teacher of the Year Award Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  6. 2009
    Department of Medicine and the Internal Medicine Residency Program, Best educator recognitionMayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  7. 2007
    Outstanding Contributions and Dedication to Echocardiography Training ProgramElectrocardiography Laboratory, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine
  8. 2006
    Outstanding Teacher of Physical Examination Skills, Mayo Clinic Internal Medicine ResidentsMayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  9. 2004
    Kovler Fellows GrantUniversity of Cape Town

Professional memberships

  1. 2013 - present
    MemberClinical Competency Committee, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine
  2. 2013 - 2014
    MemberMars Project, Valve Clinic Practice Improvement Project, Cardiovascular Diseases Clinical Practice, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases
  3. 2013 - present
    Executive Committee MemberAdmissions Committee, Mayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  4. 2009 - 2011
    MemberAdmissions Committee, Mayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  5. 2007
    FellowAmerican College of Cardiology
  6. 2002 - present
    MemberAmerican Heart Association
  7. 2000 - present
    MemberAmerican Society of Echocardiography
  8. 1999 - present
    MemberNational Medical Association
  9. 1998 - present
    MemberAmerican College of Cardiology
  10. 1997 - present
    MemberAmerican Medical Association
  11. 1994 - present
    MemberAlpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  12.  
    MemberEcho Lab Continuing Medical Education Committee, Echocardiography Laboratory, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases
  13.  
    MemberEducation Committee, Echocardiography Laboratory, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases
  14.  
    MemberClinical Practice Committee, Echocardiography Laboratory, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases
  15.  
    MemberCV Service and Success in the Heartland
  16.  
    MemberClinical Practice Committee, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine
  17.  
    MemberData Safety Monitoring Board for study "B-Type Natriuretic Peptide (Nesiritide) and Post Myocardial Infarction Left Ventricular Remodeling: Pilot Study Assessing Safety"
  18.  
    MemberEducation Committee, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine
  19.  
    Education CoordinatorResident Education Committee, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Mayo Clinic Rochester
  20.  
    MemberEducation Committee, Mayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  21.  
    Co-DirectorMayo Clinic Research Fellowship Program
  22.  
    ParticipantMinnesota's Future Doctors Program
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Publications

Research activities

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