Dr. Vuyisile Nkomo, MD

Dr. Vuyisile Nkomo, MD

Cardiology  ·  
Male  ·  
50 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Vuyisile Nkomo, MD is a cardiology specialist in Rochester, MN and has been practicing for 17 years. He specializes in cardiology.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 Minnesota
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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

Aortic Ectasia
very high
more than 95% of peers
Heart Disease
very high
more than 92% of peers
Mitral Valve Stenosis
very high
more than 91% of peers

Dr. Nkomo'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. Nkomo's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Nkomo "Vuyisile T. Nkomo, M.D., M.P.H., is a cardiologist with an interest in echocardiography and heart valve disease. His clinical focus includes: Valve disease diagnosis and management Promoting each patient's understanding of his or her valve disease Making sure patients understand the many options available in the management of their valve disease Understanding each patient's unique expectations of living with valve disease Empowering patients to make informed decisions about their care Collaborating with the patients and Heart Team to make informed decisions about their care Collaborating with the Heart Team and providing echocardiographic services during surgery and interventional procedures In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Nkomo is active in education and research, providing mentorship to medical students, residents and fellows. He is an author of publications that have had an impact on the diagnosis and management of valve disease. Dr. Nkomo is Director of the Valvular Heart Disease Clinic at Mayo Clinic's Rochester, Minnesota, campus."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Nkomo "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

  • Cardiology

1  Board Certifications

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

54  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • 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 Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Heart Tumors, Malignant
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • 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

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.


  • Xavier University of Louisiana
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1990
  • Meharry Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 1994
  • Mayo Graduate School Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1997
  • Mayo Graduate School Of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2001

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Outstanding Contributions and Dedication to Echocardiography Training Program-Electrocardiography Laboratory, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, 2007
  • Department of Medicine and the Internal Medicine Residency Program, Best educator recognition-Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration, 2009
  • Excellence in Teaching, Internal Medicine Residency Program of the Department of Medicine, Mayo Clinic Department of Medicine, 2013
  • Department of Medicine and the Internal Medicine Residency Program, Best Educator for Resident Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration, 2012
  • Champion of Diversity award, Office for Diversity, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration, 2010
  • Teacher of the Year Award- Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration, 2009
Media & Publications

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • Admissions Committee Mayo Medical School, Executive Committee
  • American College of Cardiology, Fellow
  • American Heart Association, Member
  • American Society of Echocardiography, Member
  • Clinical Competency Committee, Member
  • International Breast Milk Project, Board Member
  • National Medical Association, Member
  • Valve Clinic Practice Improvement Project, Member
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