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Jae Oh

Jae K. Oh MD

Samsung Professor of Cardiovascular Diseases, Mayo Clinic
Jae K. Oh, M.D., is a consultant in the Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine at Mayo Clinic in Rochester. He currently serves as director of the Echocardiography Core Laboratory. He is also director of the Pericardial Clinic and co-director of Integrated Cardiac Imaging, both in the Department of Cardiovascular Diseases. Dr. Oh holds the academic rank of professor of medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, and is recognized with the distinction of a named professorship, the Samsung Professorship in Cardiovascular Diseases. He has been working with the Samsung Medical Center for Samsung-Mayo Collaboration and is the General Director of Heart Vascular Stroke Institute at Samsung Hospital.

Dr. Oh earned his B.S. degree in biochemistry with honors at the University of Pennsylvania, and his M.D. degree at Pennsylvania State University. He completed a residency in internal medicine, with outstanding achievement, and a fellowship in cardiovascular diseases, both at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine.

Dr. Oh has a special research interest in all aspects of echocardiography and its use in clinical trials as well as in clinical diagnoses. He is also researching diastolic function, heart failure related to diastolic dysfunction, valvular heart diseases and pericardial diseases. He has established noninvasive Mayo Clinic diagnostic criteria for constrictive pericarditis and the concept for transient constriction. He is in the process of creating the international consortium for the pericardial disease to understand the natural history and scope of diagnostic and management challenges in patients with pericardial diseases. Dr. Oh is also passionate about pursuing multimodality imaging in cardiovascular diseases. He has served as a member of the Guideline writing committee for Diastolic Function Evaluation, Multi-modality Imaging in Pericardial Diseases, and Aortic Diseases.

He has published more than 400 papers and holds editorial and reviewer responsibilities for numerous Journals. He is frequently invited to give presentations on his research both domestically and internationally and has authored numerous journal articles, abstracts and the Echo Manual (3rd Edition) which has been translated to 7 languages. He is one of the top 100 cardiologists in the world with the most citations, according to Microsoft Academic Search.

In recognition of his work, Dr. Oh has received many awards and honors, including the Cardiovascular Teacher of the Year and Most Outstanding Mentor Award in Internal Medicine, conferred by Mayo Clinic, Euro Echo Lectureship, William Gaash Lectureship at University of Massachusetts Medical Center, and the named Professorship of Samsung Professor in CV Diseases.

Dr. Oh holds a membership and fellowship with numerous professional organizations, including the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association, American Society of Echocardiography, and the European Society of Cardiology. He is an honorary member of the Korean Society of Cardiology. He currently serves as the founding president of the Asian-Pacific Association of Echocardiography (AAE).