MD, MACC, MACPMayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
Dr. Rick Nishimura serves as faculty for K2P’s LEGENDS series, where he has provided an overview of the management of aortic valve stenosis, past, present, and future. Dr. Nishimura also contributes to other K2P programs, including providing introductory and advanced lessons on valvular hemodynamics. Dr. Nishimura is the Judd and Mary Morris Leighton Professor of Cardiovascular Diseases and Hypertension in Honor of Dr. Alexander Schirger at Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN). He has been a member of the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine for over 35 years, serving as a general cardiologist primarily involved in direct patient care and cardiovascular education. He has subspecialty interests in valvular heart disease, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and pericardial disease and also works in the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, specializing in hemodynamics and structural heart disease. He has a passion for education, and is involved in educating medical students, fellows, and practicing cardiologists, both at Mayo Clinic and through multiple medical meetings. He has been active in the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association, having served as a member of the board of trustees, and has been on several national guideline writing committees.