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. 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

Background Check

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Dr. Somers' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Cardiovascular Stress Test
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Somers performs Cardiovascular Stress Test more than 66% of his peers

Dr. Somers performs this procedure more than 66% of his peers

Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Somers treats Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) more than 48% of his peers

Dr. Somers treats this condition more than 48% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Coronary Artery Calcification
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 1
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 2
Vascular Disease
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Somers treats Vascular Disease more than 46% of his peers

Dr. Somers treats this condition more than 46% of his peers

Dr. Somers' conditions and procedures:

Aneurysm
Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
Aortic Aneurysm
Aortic Ectasia
Aortic Stenosis
Aortic Valve Disease
Aortic Valve Regurgitation
Arrhythmias
Atrial Fibrillation
Atrial Flutter
Autonomic Disorders
Autonomic Dysreflexia
Benign Tumor
Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
Cardiac Electrophysiology
Cardiac Imaging
Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
Cardiomegaly
Cardiomyopathy
Cardiovascular Stress Test
Cardioversion, Elective
Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
Carotid Artery Disease
Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
Chest Pain
Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
Coarctation of the Aorta
Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
Congenital Heart Defects
Congenital Heart Disease
Congenitally Corrected Transposition of the Great Arteries (CCTGA)
Congestive Heart Failure
Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
Ebstein's Anomaly
Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
Heart Disease
Heart Murmur
Heart Palpitations
Hyperlipidemia
Hypertension
Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
Impella Device
Mitral Valve Disease
Mitral Valve Regurgitation
Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
Pulmonary Disease
Pulmonary Hypertension
Syncope
Thrombosis
Tricuspid Valve Disease
Vascular Disease

About Me

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, focuse...

Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

1993
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Fellowship Hospital
1991
University of Iowa
Residency Hospital
1987
Oxford U-Cardiol
Medical School
1987
John Radcliffe Hospital
1987
Other - D. Phil University of Oxford
1982
King Edward Hospital
Residency Hospital
1982
Registrar - Anesthesiology South Africa
1981
King Edward Hospital
Internship Hospital
1981
University Of Natal
Internship Hospital
1981
U Natal
Medical School
1981
University Of Natal
Undergraduate School
1993
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Awards

  • 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

Memberships & 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

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Locations

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    • Mon: 7:00am - 6:00pm
    • Tue: 7:00am - 6:00pm
    • Wed: 7:00am - 6:00pm
    • Thu: 7:00am - 6:00pm
    • Fri: 7:00am - 6:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Insurance accepted

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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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