Nish: Both a Friend and Mentor

Dear Nish, You have been a friend a mentor to me for decades. Your high standards have pushed me to be at my best even when it seemed impossible. You have inspired me, and influenced endless others through your exceptional teaching skills. The words “Thank You” are not enough! For your wisdom, your guidance, your commitment to patient centered cardiovascular care, your integrity, your seemingly endless passion and commitment to education…as Pat says…”your DNA”….”The Nishimura Factor”, but most of all for your friendship. Warmly, Mary Ellen