Jae K. Oh, M.D., is a consultant in the Department of Cardiovascular 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. Dr. Oh 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 Founding General Director of Heart Vascular Stroke Institute at Samsung Hospital in Seoul, Korea.
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 an outstanding achievement award, and a fellowship in cardiovascular diseases, both at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine.
Dr. Oh has research interest in all aspects of echocardiography and its use in clinical trials as well as in clinical diagnoses. His research focuses on diastolic function, heart failure related to diastolic dysfunction, valvular heart diseases, pericardial diseases, and artificial intelligence using ECG and Echocardiography. He has established noninvasive Mayo Clinic diagnostic criteria for constrictive pericarditis and the concept of transient constriction. Dr. Oh is also passionate about pursuing multimodality imaging in cardiovascular diseases.
He is frequently invited to give presentations on his research both domestically and internationally and has authored over 500 manuscripts. He has published 4 editions of “The Echo Manual” which has become a standard textbook for echocardiography.
In recognition of his work, Dr. Oh has received many awards and honors, including the Cardiovascular Teacher of the Year for several years and Most Outstanding Mentor Award in Internal Medicine, conferred by Mayo Clinic, and named Lectureships (the William Gaash Lecture, Euro Echo Lecture, Edler Lecture at the EACVI, Echo Seoul, HB Callejo 1st Memorial Lecture in Philippine) Dr. Oh has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the European Society of Cardiology Myocardial-Pericardial working group and the 10th Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society of Echocardiography in June of 2019.
In addition to his research activities, Dr. Oh is active in education and mentoring. He holds full faculty privileges in Clinical and Translational Science at Mayo Graduate School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. He has mentored more than 70 physicians at Mayo and around the world.
Dr. Oh holds memberships with numerous professional organizations, including the fellowship of the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, the American Society of Echocardiography, and the European Society of Cardiology. He currently serves as president of the Asian-Pacific Association of Echocardiography.Back