Dr. Rick Nishimura, MD

Dr. Rick Nishimura, MD

Cardiology  |  
Male  |  
64 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Rick Nishimura, MD is a cardiology doctor who practices in Rochester, MN. He is 64 years old and has been practicing for 39 years. Read his story

Mayo Clinic - Rochester

200 1st St SW

Rochester, MN 55905
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Accepted insurance

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

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Top Care Areas


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Pericardial Disease
very high
more than 98% of peers
Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
more than 86% of peers
Pulmonary Hypertension
more than 86% of peers

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Dr. Nishimura's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Nishimura "Rick A. Nishimura, M.D., is the Judd and Mary Morris Leighton Professor of Cardiovascular Diseases and Hypertension in Honor of Dr. Alexander Schirger at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota. He has been a member of the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine for over 35 years, primarily involved in direct patient care and cardiovascular education. Dr. Nishimura went to Knox College for his undergraduate degree, subsequently receiving his medical degree from Rush Medical College. He then attended the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine (now Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences) for his internship, residency and cardiovascular fellowship and has been on staff as a consultant in cardiovascular diseases since that time. Dr. Nishimura is a general cardiologist and very much enjoys caring for patients with all types of cardiovascular diseases. He has subspecialty interests in valvular heart disease, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and pericardial disease. Aside from patient care, he 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."


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  • Cardiology

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease


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  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombolysis

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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

0 Board Actions

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  • Knox College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1974
  • Rush Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 1978
  • Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1978
  • Mayo Graduate School Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1983
  • Mayo Graduate School Of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1983

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Teacher of the Year, Mayo Fellows Association, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, 2016
  • Outstanding Cardiovascular Diseases Teacher-Cardiovascular Diseases Training Program, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, 2014
  • Teacher of the Year-Fellows' Association, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, 2015
  • Presidential Citation-American College of Cardiology (ACC), 2015
  • Outstanding Cardiovascular Diseases Teacher- Cardiovascular Diseases Training Program, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, 2015
  • Teacher of the Year-Fellows' Association, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, 2014
Media & Publications

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • American College of Cardiology, Chair
  • American College of Cardiology, Master
  • American College of Cardiology Digital Steering Committee, Co-Chairman
  • American College of Physicians, Master
  • Board of Trustees American College of Cardiology, Member
  • British Cardiovascular Society, Member
  • Information Management Program, Chair
  • Lifelong Learning Oversight Committee, Member
  • Lifelong Learning Oversight Committee, Chair

Dr. Nishimura's Reviews

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Dr. Nishimura's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
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Dr. Nishimura accepts 5 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Nishimura has admitting privileges

Mayo Clinic Hospital - Saint Mary's Campus
1216 2nd St SW
Rochester, MN 55902
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