Dr. Atta Behfar, MD

Dr. Atta Behfar, MD

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43 y/o

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Dr. Atta Behfar, MD is a cardiology specialist in Rochester, MN and has been practicing for 5 years. He specializes in cardiology, advanced heart failure & transplant cardiology, and more.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
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Dr. Behfar's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Behfar performs Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography) more than 79% of his peers

Dr. Behfar performs this procedure more than 79% of his peers

Pulmonary Hypertension
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Behfar treats Pulmonary Hypertension more than 79% of his peers

Dr. Behfar treats this condition more than 79% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Idiopathic Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension, Dexfenfluramine-Induced
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension, Familial
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension, Fenfluramine-Induced
  • Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Hypoxic Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Thromboembolic Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Venous Hypertension
  • Secondary Pulmonary Hypertension
Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Behfar treats Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension) more than 75% of his peers

Dr. Behfar treats this condition more than 75% of his peers

Dr. Behfar's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • 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)
  • 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 Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Failure
  • Heart Murmur
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Impella Device
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Orthopedic Surgical Procedures
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Reconstructive Surgery
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventricular Assist Device
  • Wound Care and Management

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
  • Advanced Heart Failure & Transplant Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine

Education

2014
Advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology fellowhship Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education
Fellowship Hospital
2013
Clinical Fellowship Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education
Fellowship Hospital
2009
Clinician Investigator - Internal Medicine/Cardiology Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education
2006
MD/PhD Molecular Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, Programs, Mayo Graduate School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Medical School
1998
Bachelor of Science-Biochemistry (major), Mathematics (minor) Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Sigma Nu, Magna Cum Laude Marquette University
Undergraduate School
2014
2013
2009
2006
1998

Languages

  • Farsi
  • French
  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • 2009Assistant Professorship in Medicine, Mayo Clinic Rochester Departments, 2009
  • Silver award, Howard Hughes Undergraduate Research, 1997
  • Assistant Professorship in Medicine, Mayo Clinic Rochester Departments, 2009
  • Herman K. Gold Young Investigator's Award, American College of Cardiology, 2010
  • Foundation Clinician Investigator, General Mills, 2009
  • MSPT Research Services Award, National Institutes of Health, 2003
  • Magna Cum Laude mathematics with honors, Marquette University, 1998
  • Runner up Parmley Prize, American College of Cardiology, 2011
  • 2009Foundation Clinician Investigator, General Mills, 2009
  • Presidential Award, American Society of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 2005
  • Magna Cum Laude biochemistry with honors, Marquette University, 1998
  • Excellence in Research Award, Mayo Clinic Rochester Departments, 2009

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Alpha Sigma Nu Marquette University, Member
  • American College of Cardiology, Member
  • American College of Physicians, Member
  • American Heart Association, Member
  • American Medical Association, Member
  • Cardio-3 Research Advisory Board Mayo Clinic Rochester Departments, Board Member
  • Howard Hughes Medical Society, Member
  • Minnesota Medical Association, Member

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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
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

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