Dr. Virend Kristen Somers, MD

Dr. Virend Kristen Somers, MD

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60 y/o

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Dr. Virend Kristen Somers, MD is a cardiology specialist in Rochester, MN and has been practicing for 36 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
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Cardiovascular Stress Test
normal
more than 79% of peers
Hyperlipidemia
normal
more than 29% of peers
Heart Disease
normal
more than 23% of peers

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Dr. Somers' bio

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Somers "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*

37  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
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congenitally Corrected Transposition of the Great Arteries (CCTGA)
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Ebstein's Anomaly
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease
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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.

Education

  • University Of Natal
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1981
  • U Natal
    Medical School | Graduated 1981
  • King Edward Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1981
  • University Of Natal
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1981
  • King Edward Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1982
  • Oxford U-Cardiol
    Medical School | Graduated 1987
  • University of Iowa
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991
  • University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1993

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Mentor to Anna Svatikova, MD, PhD, American Heart Association Council on Lifestyle and Cardiometabolc Health, 2015 Lifestyle Young Investigator Award Finalist | American Heart Association, 2015
  • Mentor to Naima Covassin, PhD, American Heart Association - High Blood Pressure, Winner of Harry Goldblatt New Investigator Award | American Heart Association, 2014
  • 2013Mentor to Karine Sahakyan MD, PhD - American College of Cardiology 2013 Scientific Sessions Best Poster Award for scoring in top 3% of poster acceptances | American College of Cardiology, 2013
  • Robert M. Berne Distinguished Lectureship Award | American Physiologic Society, 2013
  • 2017Chest 2017 Distinguished Scientist in Cardiopulmonary Physiology | American College of Chest Physicians, 2017
  • Sleep Disorders Research Advisory Board | National Institutes of Health, 2015
  • Mentor to Naima Covassin PhD, Finalist in the Weinmann Young Investigator Mobility Award Competition - European Sleep Research Society Meeting | European Sleep Research Society, 2014
  • Mentor to Karine Sahakyan MD, PhD - American College of Cardiology 2013 Scientific Sessions Best Poster Award for scoring in top 3% of poster acceptances | American College of Cardiology, 2013
  • Keynote Address: World Association of Sleep Medicine, Valencia Spain | World Association of Sleep Medicine, 2013
  • Mentor to Anna Svatikova, MD, PhD, recipient of American Heart Association Council on Clinical Cardiology (CLCD), Women in Cardiology Trainee Award for Excellence | American Heart Association, 2015
  • Mentor to Ivan Cundrle MD, Second Place, American College of Cardiology Young Investigator | Award American College of Cardiology, 2013
  • Mentor to Andrew Calvin MD, Awarded the Scott Grundy Fellowship Award for Excellence in Metabolism Research | American Heart Association, 2012
  • 2015Mentor to Anna Svatikova, MD, PhD, recipient of American Heart Association Council on Clinical Cardiology (CLCD), Women in Cardiology Trainee Award for Excellence | American Heart Association, 2015
  • 2015Sleep Disorders Research Advisory Board | National Institutes of Health, 2015
Media & Publications

Dr. Somers has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • 11th Annual Meeting - Sleep Apnea and Cardiovascular Disease Symposium- Heart Failure Society of America HFSA, Chair
  • 7th Annual Meeting-Sleep Disordered Breathing Symposium- Heart Failure Society of America HFSA, Chair
  • American College of Chest Physicians, Fellow
  • Association of University Cardiologists, Member
  • Baroreceptor and Cardiopulmonary Receptor Reflexes- American Physiological Society, Member
  • High Blood Pressure Council Committee Professional and Public Education, Member
  • Remote Health Care Society, Vice President
  • Satellite Symposium on Sleep Apnea -Hypertension and Heart Failure- International Society of Hypertension, Chair
  • Sleep Apnea Treatment Session-World Association of Sleep Medicine, Co-Chairman
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