Vlad C. Vasile, M.D., Ph.D.

  1. Cardiologist


  1. Rochester, Minnesota



Vlad C. Vasile, M.D., Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Laboratory Medicine, a board certified cardiologist and Co-Director of the Cardiovascular Laboratory Medicine. He has an interest in Preventive Cardiology and cardiovascular biomarkers. He has expertise in cardiovascular disease prevention and risk factor management. He provides patient care in the Cardiovascular Health Clinic, Statin Intolerance Clinic and Familial Hypercholesterolemia Clinic. He has a particular focus on cardiovascular biomarkers and lipids, as well as developing novel biomarkers of cardiovascular risk.

  1. Cardiovascular disease prevention
  2. Stroke prevention
  • Primary and secondary cardiovascular prevention
  • Cardiovascular risk stratification
  • Biomarkers of cardiovascular risk including lipoprotein(a) and ceramides
  • Lipids
  • Development of novel biomarkers of cardiovascular risk
  • Familial hypercholesterolemia
  • Statin intolerance
  • Stress testing
  • Lipoprotein(a)
  1. 2019
    FellowCardiovascular Disease, Programs in Rochester, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  2. 2015
    Resident - Internal MedicineMayo School of Graduate Medical Education
  3. 2010
    Research Fellowship - CardiologyMayo Clinic
  4. 2006
    PhDMolecular Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, Programs, Mayo Graduate School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  5. 1999
    MDUniversitatea de Medicina si Farmacie Carol Davila


  1. 2020
    Cardiovascular DiseasesAmerican Board of Internal Medicine
  2. 2016
    Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal Medicine

Awards and honors

  1. 2021
    Small grant
  2. 2008
    Postdoctoral fellowshipAmerican Heart Association
  3. 2001
    Clinician InvestigatorMayo Clinic

Professional memberships

  1. 2020 - 2022
    MemberAmerican Society for Preventive Cardiology
  2. 2020 - 2022
    MemberEuropean Society of Cardiology
  3. 2019 - 2022
    MemberAmerican Association for Clinical Chemistry
  4. 2015 - 2022
    MemberAmerican Heart Association
  5. 2015 - 2019
    MemberAmerican College of Cardiology