Dr. Rick Nishimura, MD

Dr. Rick Nishimura, MD

Internal Medicine  ·  
Male  ·  
65 y/o

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Dr. Rick Nishimura, MD is an internal medicine specialist in Rochester, MN and has been practicing for 35 years. He specializes in internal medicine.Read his story

Mayo Clinic - Minnesota

200 1st St SW

Rochester, MN 55905
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  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Dr. Nishimura's Experience

Dr. Nishimura's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Internal Medicine
  • Board certified in Cardiovascular Disease and Internal Medicine
  • No sanctions found
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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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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Nishimura "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."

1  Specialties

  • Internal Medicine

2  Board Certifications

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

46  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 and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart 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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16  Procedures

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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.


  • 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
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