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.

  1. Heart valve disease
  1. Echocardiogram
  • 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. 2013
    Excellence in Teaching, Internal Medicine Residency Program of the Department of Medicine Mayo Clinic Department of Medicine
  2. 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
  3. 2010
    Champion of Diversity awardOffice for Diversity, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  4. 2009
    Teacher of the Year Award Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  5. 2009
    Department of Medicine and the Internal Medicine Residency Program, Best educator recognitionMayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  6. 2007
    Outstanding Contributions and Dedication to Echocardiography Training ProgramElectrocardiography Laboratory, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine
  7. 2006
    Outstanding Teacher of Physical Examination Skills, Mayo Clinic Internal Medicine ResidentsMayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  8. 2004
    Kovler Fellows GrantUniversity of Cape Town
  9. 1999
    NIH/NMA Travel AwardNational Medical Association Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions
  10. 1998
    Bristol-Myers Squibb Cardiology Fellows Travel AwardAmerican Heart Association 71st Scientific Sessions
  11. 1997
    Overseas ScholarshipSouth African Medical Research Council
  12. 1994
    Alpha Omega AlphaMeharry Medical College
  13. 1994
    Honors in Neurology ClerkshipMeharry Medical College
  14. 1994
    G.P.A. Forde Award, Merit ScholarshipMeharry Medical College
  15. 1994
    Cardiology Award for significant contribution to the development of the Hinds/Hawthorne Cardiovascular Renal Research LaboratoryMeharry Medical College
  16. 1993
    Kermit Brown, M.D., and David Todd, M.D., Cardiovascular Scholarship Award (Excellence in Cardiology)Meharry Medical College
  17. 1993
    R.F. Boyd Medical Society Scholarship (Excellence in Hematology)Meharry Medical College
  18. 1993
    Honors in General Medicine ExternshipHospital of the University of Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania
  19. 1991
    Dean's Honor RollMeharry Medical College
  20. 1990
    Magna cum LaudeXavier University of Louisiana
  21. 1990
    Four-year Incentive ScholarshipMeharry Medical College
  22. 1990
    Educational and Training Programme for Southern Africa (UNETPSA) Scholarship (annual)United Nations
  23. 1990
    First Prize, Poster Presentation Competition:"Electromechanical Properties of Eastman AQ Polymer Coated Electrode"Twentieth Annual Symposium of the American Chemical Society on Advances in Applied Analytical Chemistry
  24. 1988
    Dean's Honor RollXavier University of Louisiana
  25. 1987
    Certificate of Recognition of Scholastic AchievementCentral Oregon Community College
  26. 1987
    Educational and Training Programme for Southern Africa (UNETPSA) Scholarship (annual)United Nations
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Professional memberships

  1. 2016 - 2017
    Expert AdvisorAmerican Heart Association/American Stroke Association
  2. 2013 - 2014
    MemberMars Project, Valve Clinic Practice Improvement Project, Cardiovascular Diseases Clinical Practice, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases
  3. 2013 - present
    MemberClinical Competency Committee, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine
  4. 2013 - present
    Executive Committee MemberAdmissions Committee, Mayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  5. 2009 - 2011
    MemberAdmissions Committee, Mayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  6. 2008 - present
    Board MemberInternational Breast Milk Project
  7. 2007
    FellowAmerican College of Cardiology
  8. 2002 - present
    MemberAmerican Heart Association
  9. 2000 - present
    MemberAmerican Society of Echocardiography
  10. 1999 - present
    MemberNational Medical Association
  11. 1998 - present
    MemberAmerican College of Cardiology
  12. 1997 - present
    MemberAmerican Medical Association
  13. 1994 - present
    MemberAlpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  14. 1990 - present
    MemberAlpha Epsilon Honor Society, Xavier University of Louisiana
  15. 1990 - present
    MemberBeta Xi Chapter, Phi Lambda Epsilon
  16. 1990 - present
    MemberSigma Kappa Chapter, Beta Beta Beta National Biological Honor Society
  17. 1989 - present
    MemberAlpha Epsilon Delta Honor Society
  18.  
    MemberEcho Lab Continuing Medical Education Committee, Echocardiography Laboratory, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases
  19.  
    MemberEducation Committee, Echocardiography Laboratory, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases
  20.  
    MemberClinical Practice Committee, Echocardiography Laboratory, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases
  21.  
    MemberCV Service and Success in the Heartland
  22.  
    MemberClinical Practice Committee, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine
  23.  
    MemberData Safety Monitoring Board for study "B-Type Natriuretic Peptide (Nesiritide) and Post Myocardial Infarction Left Ventricular Remodeling: Pilot Study Assessing Safety"
  24.  
    MemberEducation Committee, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine
  25.  
    Education CoordinatorResident Education Committee, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Mayo Clinic Rochester
  26.  
    MemberEducation Committee, Mayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  27.  
    Co-DirectorMayo Clinic Research Fellowship Program
  28.  
    ParticipantMinnesota's Future Doctors Program
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Publications

Research activities

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