Dr. Atta Behfar, MD

Dr. Atta Behfar, MD

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Cardiology  |  
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42 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Atta Behfar, MD is a cardiology doctor who practices in Rochester, MN. He is 42 years old and has been practicing for 12 years.

Mayo Clinic - Rochester

200 1st St SW

Rochester, MN 55905
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Vascular Disease
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more than 53% of peers
Heart Disease
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more than 50% of peers
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
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more than 46% of peers

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Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Advanced Heart Failure & Transplant Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine
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Board Certifications

  • Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Cardiovascular Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
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Conditions Treated

  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Failure
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Septal Defect
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
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Procedures

  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Orthopedic Surgical Procedures
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Reconstructive Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Wound Care and Management

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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Education

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • 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
Media & Publications

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Farsi
  • French
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional 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
  • MSTP Admissions Committee Mayo Clinic Rochester Departments, Member
  • Phi Beta Kappa Marquette University, Member

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Now Accepting New Patients
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Dr. Behfar accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • 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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Hospitals where Dr. Behfar has admitting privileges

Mayo Clinic Hospital - Saint Mary's Campus
1216 2nd St SW
Rochester, MN 55902
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