Patricia A. Pellikka, M.D.

  1. Cardiologist
  2. Echocardiographer
  3. Director, Echocardiography Laboratory
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I'm Dr. Patricia Pellikka, chair of the division of cardiovascular ultrasound and the director of the Mayo Clinic Echocardiography Laboratory. I'd like to hear from the patient themselves about what they think is going on and what their symptoms are. We can quickly and accurately recognize disorders that might be missed in other centers.

Medicine is wonderful, because there is always so much more to learn and explore. Patients and their families come here for healing and for hope. And I think Mayo Clinic does a superb job of providing both.

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Patricia A. Pellikka, M.D., is a cardiologist with special interest in echocardiography. Her clinical focus includes:

  • Valvular heart disease
  • Carcinoid heart disease
  • Chronic ischemic heart disease
  • Applying echocardiographic imaging to evaluate disease and improve outcomes

Additionally, Dr. Pellikka is active in research and education. She has mentored more than 100 residents and fellows. She authors expert content and publishes in high-impact scientific journals. Dr. Pellikka chairs Mayo Clinic's Division of Cardiovascular Ultrasound.

  1. Echocardiogram
  2. Stress echocardiogram
  • Valvular heart disease
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Carcinoid heart disease
  • Aortic stenosis
  • Echocardiography and stress testing
  • Cardiovascular correlates of aging
  1. 1989
    Fellow - Cardiovascular DiseasesMayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  2. 1986
    Resident - Internal MedicineMayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  3. 1984
    Internship - Internal MedicineNew England Deaconess Hospital, Harvard Medical School
  4. 1983
    MDMayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  5. 1979
    BA - Chemistry and BiologyGustavus Adolphus College

Certifications

  1. 2008
    Adult Comp EchocardiographyNational Board of Echocardiography
  2. 1989
    Cardiovascular DiseasesAmerican Board of Internal Medicine
  3. 1986
    Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal Medicine

Awards and honors

  1. 2018
    The Betty Knight Scripps Professor Department of Cardiovascular Medicine
  2. 2017
    Best Doctors in America ListBest Doctors Inc.
  3. 2017
    Alumni Citation for distinguished service and significant attainment in the field of MedicineGustavus Adolphus College
  4. 2016
    Outstanding Mentorship AwardDepartment of Medicine Education and Research Recognition Award
  5. 2016
    Department of Medicine Outstanding Mentorship AwardMayo Clinic College of Medicine
  6. 2014
    International Keynote LecturerBritish Society of Echocardiography
  7. 2014
    Hans-Peter Kravenbuehl Memorial Award for Distinguished Contribution in the Field of Research in Cardiac Function-International Academy of CardiologyInternational Academy of Clinical and Applied Homeostasis
  8. 2014
    Edler LectureAmerican Society of Echocardiography
  9. 2013
    Past-PresidentAmerican Society of Echocardiography
  10. 2012
    PresidentAmerican Society of Echocardiography
  11. 2012
    Department of Medicine, Outstanding Mentorship AwardDepartment of Internal Medicine
  12. 2011
    President-ElectAmerican Society of Echocardiography
  13. 2010
    Vice PresidentAmerican Society of Echocardiography
  14. 2010
    MemberSigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society
  15. 2008
    FellowAmerican Society of Echocardiography
  16. 2005
    DirectorEchocardiography Research Center, Echocardiography Laboratory, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases
  17. 2003
    50th Anniversary of Echocardiography Pioneer Award, for initiating stress echo in our clinical practice.Echocardiography Laboratory, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine
  18. 1995
    CR20 AwardMayo Foundation
  19. 1995
    Fellow, American College of PhysiciansAmerican College of Physicians
  20. 1993
    Fellow, American Heart AssociationAmerican Heart Association
  21. 1991
    Fellow, American College of CardiologyAmerican College of Cardiology
  22. 1989
    First Decade AwardGustavus Adolphus College
  23. 1986
    Internal Medicine Outstanding Achievement AwardMayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  24. 1984
    James L. Tullis Book Award for Clinical ExcellenceNew England Deaconess Hospital
  25. 1984
    Roentgenogram Interpretation AwardNew England Deaconess Hospital
  26. 1979
    Summa Cum LaudeGustavus Adolphus College
  27. 1978
    Sigma Xi Sponsored ResearchGustavus Adolphus College
  28. 1978
    Iota Delta Gamma Honor SocietyGustavus Adolphus College
  29. 1976
    Chemical Rubber Company Chemistry Achievement AwardGustavus Adolphus College

Professional memberships

  1. 2018
    Abstract GraderEuropean Society of Cardiology
  2. 2018 - 2020
    Member at LargeAmerican Society of Echocardiography Advocacy Committee
  3. 2018
    Abstract GraderAnnual Scientific Session, American Society of Echocardiography
  4. 2018 - 2020
    Member: ImageGuideEcho Registry CommitteeAmerican Society of Echocardiology
  5. 2016 - 2017
    Executive Committee MemberInternational Academy of Cardiology
  6. 2016
    Chair of SessionInternational Congress on Heart Disease, International Academy of Cardiology
  7. 2016
    Chair of SessionInternational Congress on Heart Disease, International Academy of Cardiology
  8. 2016
    Chair of Session2012 American Society of Echocardiography Scientific Session
  9. 2016
    Poster ModeratorAmerican Society of Echocardiography (ASE)
  10. 2016 - 2018
    Awards Committee, memberAmerican Society of Echocardiography
  11. 2016 - 2017
    Bylaws & Ethics Committee, memberAmerican Society of Echocardiography
  12. 2016
    Poster ModeratorAnnual Scientific Sessions, American College of Cardiology
  13. 2016 - 2018
    Committee MemberClinical Practice Committee Equipment Subcommittee
  14. 2016 - present
    Executive Committee MemberUltrasound Innovation Center
  15. 2015 - 2016
    Member ex-officioBoard of Directors, American Society of Echocardiography
  16. 2015 - 2016
    MemberASE Foundation Annual Appeal Committee, American Society of Echocardiography
  17. 2015 - 2016
    MemberAwards Committee, American Society of Echocardiography
  18. 2015 - 2016
    MemberBylaws and Ethics Committee, American Society of Echocardiography
  19. 2015 - 2016
    Past ChairmanNominating Committee, American Society of Echocardiography
  20. 2015 - present
    MemberWorld Congress of Heart Disease, Scientific Executive Committee
  21. 2014 - 2015
    ChairNominating Committee, American Society of Echocardiography
  22. 2014 - 2015
    Committee ChairASE Nominating Committee, American Society of Echocardiography
  23. 2013 - present
    Committee MemberClinical Practice Committee, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine
  24. 2013 - present
    MemberExecutive Committee, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine
  25. 2013 - 2014
    Ex-Officio MemberInternational Sonographer Training Task Force, American Society of Echocardiography
  26. 2013 - 2014
    ChairInternational Relations Task Force, American Society of Echocardiography
  27. 2013 - 2014
    Past PresidentAmerican Society of Echocardiography
  28. 2013
    Program Committee RepresentativeWorld Summit on Echocardiology
  29. 2013
    Abstract GraderWorld Summit on Echocardiology
  30. 2013 - present
    Abstract GraderWorld Congress on Heart Disease
  31. 2012 - 2013
    PresidentAmerican Society of Echocardiography
  32. 2012 - 2013
    MemberInternational Sonographer Training Task Force, American Society of Echocardiography
  33. 2012 - present
    Committee MemberAdvocacy Committee, American Society of Echocardiography
  34. 2012 - 2013
    MemberFinance Committee, American Society of Echocardiography
  35. 2012 - 2013
    Ex-OfficioNew Practice Applications Task Force, American Society of Echocardiography
  36. 2012 - 2013
    Co-ChairResearch Committee, American Society of Echocardiography
  37. 2012 - present
    MemberMayo Clinic Center for Translational Science Activities
  38. 2011 - present
    DirectorEchocardiography Laboratory, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine
  39. 2011 - present
    DirectorEchocardiography Laboratory, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine
  40. 2011 - 2012
    President-ElectAmerican Society of Echocardiography
  41. 2011 - 2013
    MemberProgram Committee, American Society of Echocardiography
  42. 2011 - 2012
    MemberManagement Committee, American Society of Echocardiography
  43. 2011 - 2012
    MemberFaculty Development Committee, Mayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  44. 2011 - present
    MemberCardiovascular Leadership Committee, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine
  45. 2011 - present
    ChairLeadership Committee, Echocardiography Laboratory, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases
  46. 2011 - present
    MemberDepartment of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Cardiology Finance Committee
  47. 2011 - present
    ChairDepartment of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Echocardiography Laboratory, Space and Equipment Committee
  48. 2011 - present
    ChairEchocardiolography Laboratory Leadership Committee
  49. 2010 - 2014
    Committee MemberExecutive Committee, American Society of Echocardiography
  50. 2010 - 2014
    Board MemberBoard of Directors, American Society of Echocardiography
  51. 2010 - 2011
    Vice PresidentAmerican Society of Echocardiography
  52. 2010 - present
    MemberEuropean Society of Cardiology
  53. 2010 - present
    MemberMayo Foundation Chapter, Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society
  54. 2007 - 2010
    ChairAppropriateness Task Force, American Society of Echocardiography
  55. 2007 - 2010
    ChairGuidelines and Standards Committee, American Society of Echocardiography
  56. 2007
    MemberAppropriateness Task Force, American Society of Echocardiography
  57. 2007
    MemberProgram Committee, American College of Cardiology
  58. 2007 - present
    FellowAmerican Society of Echocardiography
  59. 2006
    Co-ChairGuidelines and Standards Committee, American Society of Echocardiography
  60. 2005 - 2011
    ChairEchocardiography Research Committee, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine
  61. 2005 - 2010
    MemberNational Space Biomedical Research Institute/External Advisory Council
  62. 2005 - 2007
    ChairWriting Groups for Standards on Stress Echocardiography, American Society of Echocardiography
  63. 2004 - 2007
    Board MemberBoard of Directors, American Society of Echocardiography
  64. 2004 - present
    MemberClinical Practice Committee, Echocardiography Laboratory, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases
  65. 2004 - present
    MemberEducation Committee, Echocardiography Laboratory, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases
  66. 2003 - 2013
    Abstract GraderAnnual Scientific Sessions, American Heart Association
  67. 2002 - present
    Symposium Co-ChairAnnual Scientific Sessions, American College of Cardiology
  68. 2002 - present
    Co-Chair"Meet the Experts", Annual Scientific Sessions, American College of Cardiology
  69. 2002 - 2011
    Co-DirectorEchocardiography Laboratory, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine
  70. 2002
    MemberTenure Task Force, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine
  71. 2002
    MemberWomen's Benchmarking Task Force, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  72. 2002 - present
    MemberEchocardiography Accreditation and Standards Committee, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine
  73. 2002 - present
    MemberQuality Assurance Committee, Echocardiography Laboratory, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases
  74. 2002 - present
    MemberEcho Standardized Measurements Task Force, Echocardiography Laboratory, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases
  75. 2001
    Abstract GraderWorld Congress on Heart Disease
  76. 2001 - present
    MemberGuidelines and Standards Committee, American Society of Echocardiography
  77. 2000 - present
    ModeratorAnnual Scientific Sessions, American Heart Association
  78. 2000 - present
    Session ChairAnnual Scientific Session, American Society of Echocardiography
  79. 2000
    Panel ChairAnnual Scientific Session, American Society of Internal Medicine, American College of Physicians
  80. 2000
    OrganizerAnnual Scientific Session, American Society of Internal Medicine, American College of Physicians
  81. 2000
    SpeakerAnnual Scientific Session, American Society of Internal Medicine, American College of Physicians
  82. 2000 - present
    Panel ChairAnnual Scientific Sessions, American College of Cardiology
  83. 2000 - 2018
    MemberNorthland Affiliate, American Heart Association
  84. 2000 - 2012
    MemberCardiovascular Research Committee, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine
  85. 2000
    MentorNorthland Affiliate, American Heart Association
  86. 2000 - present
    PreceptorAmerican Heart Association
  87. 2000 - present
    Abstract GraderAnnual Scientific Session, American Society of Echocardiography
  88. 1999 - present
    Panel ChairAnnual Scientific Session, American Society of Echocardiography
  89. 1999 - present
    SpeakerAnnual Scientific Session, American Society of Echocardiography
  90. 1999 - 2019
    Abstract GraderAnnual Scientific Sessions, American College of Cardiology
  91. 1998 - 2001
    MemberImaging and Standards Committee, American Society of Echocardiography
  92. 1998 - 2000
    MemberCardiac Imaging Committee, Council on Clinical Cardiology, American Heart Association
  93. 1997
    Session ChairAnnual Scientific Sessions, American College of Cardiology
  94. 1997 - present
    MemberEchocardiography Research Committee, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine
  95. 1996 - present
    Session ChairAnnual Scientific Sessions, American Heart Association
  96. 1996 - 2000
    MemberCardiovascular Working Group on Stress Testing, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine
  97. 1996 - 2000
    MemberWorking Group on Heart Disease in Women, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine
  98. 1995 - present
    Session ModeratorAnnual Scientific Session, American Society of Echocardiography
  99. 1995 - 1997
    Abstract GraderAnnual Scientific Sessions, American Heart Association
  100. 1995 - present
    FellowAmerican Heart Association
  101. 1994 - present
    Session ChairAnnual Scientific Session, American Society of Echocardiography
  102. 1994 - 1995
    MemberWriting Groups for Standards on Stress Echocardiography, American Society of Echocardiography
  103. 1993 - 1998
    Abstract GraderAnnual Scientific Session, American Society of Echocardiography
  104. 1992 - present
    MemberAmerican Society of Echocardiography
  105. 1989 - 1995
    ChairElizabeth Blackwell Lectureship Committee, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  106. 1989 - 1995
    MemberAdvisory Committee, Women in Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine
  107. 1989 - 1995
    MemberAmerican Heart Association
  108. 1989 - 1991
    InterviewerResidency Applicants, Department of Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
  109. 1989 - present
    FellowAmerican College of Cardiology
  110. 1989 - present
    MemberZumbro Valley Medical Society, Minnesota Medical Association
  111. 1989 - present
    MemberMinnesota Medical Association
  112. 1989 - present
    MemberAmerican Medical Association
  113. 1987 - 1989
    MemberAmerican College of Cardiology
  114. 1984 - 1986
    MemberResidents Graduate Education Committee, Department of Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
  115. 1982 - 1985
    Student RepresentativeNational Residents Matching Program Board of Directors
  116.  
    FellowAmerican College of Physicians
  117.  
    FellowClinical Council, American Heart Association
  118.  
    MemberMinnesota Chapter, American College of Cardiology
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