Dr. Naser Ammash, MD

Dr. Naser Ammash, MD

Cardiology  ·  
Male  ·  
57 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Naser Ammash, MD is a cardiology specialist in Rochester, MN and has been practicing for 25 years. He specializes in cardiology and internal medicine.Read his story

Mayo Clinic - Minnesota

200 1st St SW

Rochester, MN 55905
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Ammash performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Mitral Valve Stenosis
very high
more than 93% of peers
Congenital Heart Disease
very high
more than 91% of peers
Aortic Valve Regurgitation
more than 88% of peers

Dr. Ammash's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Ammash's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Ammash "Naser M. Ammash, M.D., is a professor of medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, and a consultant in cardiovascular disease at Mayo Clinic. He is the vice chair for Clinical Practice for the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota. He is board certified in cardiovascular diseases, with subspecialty certification in adult congenital heart disease and echocardiography. Dr. Ammash attended the American University of Beirut, Lebanon, medical school and moved to the United States in 1987. Prior to joining Mayo Clinic in 1994, he completed training in internal medicine and adult cardiovascular diseases at the University of Iowa and Louisville, respectively. Dr. Ammash currently serves on the Cardiovascular Board Adult Congenital Heart Disease Exam Committee of the American Board of Internal Medicine. Areas of expertise include: Congenital heart disease in adults Aortic syndromes such as bicuspid aortic valve, Marfan, Loeys-Dietz Pregnancy and heart disease Echocardiography: adult and congenital, including transthoracic and transesophageal Care of patients with cerebrovascular events and atrial fibrillation or patent foramen ovale; Heart Brain Clinic "
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Ammash "Cardiovascular and cardiothoracic surgeons at Mayo Clinic are part of an integrated, multidisciplinary team of doctors and health care professionals who provide individualized care for each patient. Having all this expertise in a single place, focused on you, means that you're not just getting one opinion — your care is discussed among the team, your test results are available quickly and appointments are scheduled in coordination. Specialists work together to provide exactly the care you need."

2  Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine

1  Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

61  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bicuspid Aortic Valve
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Defects, Adult
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congenitally Corrected Transposition of the Great Arteries (CCTGA)
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Ebstein's Anomaly
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Hypertension
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15  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Minnesota.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • BS - Biology American University of Beirut
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1982
  • Chief Cardiology Fellow - Cardiovascular Disease University of Louisville
    Medical School | Graduated 1993
  • Fellow - Division of Cardiovascular Diseases & Internal Medicine, Adult Congenital Heart Disease Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • MD American University of Beirut
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • Internal Medicine American University of Beirut Medical Center, American University of Beirut
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Internal Medicine University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Cardiovascular Disease University of Louisville
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1993
  • Cardiovascular Disease-University of Louisville
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1993
  • Chief Cardiology Fellow - Cardiovascular Disease University of Louisville
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1993
  • Division of Cardiovascular Diseases & Internal Medicine, Adult Congenital Heart Disease Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1995

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Outstanding Teacher in Physical Diagnosis Mayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration, 2000
  • Arts & Sciences, Dean's Honor List American University of Beirut, 1980
  • High School Diploma with Honors International Collge of Beirut, 1979
  • Excellence in Teaching Award University of Louisville, 1992
  • Teacher of the Year Award University of Louisville, 1994
Media & Publications

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic
  • French

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • Adult Congenital Heart Association, National Medical Director
  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease Clinic, Director
  • ardiac Technical Advisory Panel, Member
  • Cardioversion Unit Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, Co-Director
  • Division of Childrens Medical Services, Member
  • Echocardiography Laboratory, Co-Director
  • Echocardiography Laboratory, Chair
  • Echocardiography Laboratory Cardiovascular Diseases, Director
  • Focus Study Task Force, Chair
  • National Marfan Foundation, Director
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Dr. Ammash's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ammash to family and friends
5 total reviews

Likelihood to Recommend (5)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Ammash's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes
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