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Named in honor of Bernie and Billie Marcus, and recognizing a cornerstone gift to the Mitral Foundation through their Marcus Foundation, the Marcus visiting professor is a chosen physician leader in the field of mitral valve disease and education.

The 2014 ACC/AHA Guidelines for the Management of Patients with Valvular Heart Disease

Presented by Rick A. Nishimura, M.D.

Consultant – Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Dept. of Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic
Judd and Mary Morris Leighton Professorship in Cardiovascular Diseases and Hypertension, Mayo Medical School
Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Rochester, MN, USA

About Dr. Nishimura

Dr. Rick A. Nishimura is the Judd and Mary Morris Leighton Professor of Cardiovascular Diseases and Professor of Medicine at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. He is a Master of the American College of Cardiology and Master of the American College of Physicians. Dr. Nishimura’s research areas have involved the field of cardiovascular hemodynamics. He has an active clinical practice with a particular interest in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, valvular heart disease and pericardial disease. He currently serves as Chair of the ACC/AHA Valvular Heart Disease Guideline Committee and has been on the ACC/AHA Parent Guideline Committee. He has received the ACC Master Teacher Award, the American Heart Association Laennec Award, as well as the Mayo Clinic Distinguished Educator Award.


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