Dr. Atta Behfar, MD

Dr. Atta Behfar, MD

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42 y/o

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Dr. Atta Behfar, MD is a cardiology specialist in Rochester, MN and has been practicing for 4 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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Top Care Areas

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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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Dr. Behfar's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Behfar "Interests Cardiac regeneration Ischemic heart disease Heart failure Wound healing and skin regeneration Regenerative orthopedics Regeneration in reconstructive surgery "

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Behfar "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, focused on you, means that you're not just getting one opinion — your care is discussed among the team, your test results are available quickly and appointments are scheduled in coordination. Specialists work together to provide exactly the care you need."

3  Specialties

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

3  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*

24  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

16  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Minnesota.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

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
  • Clinical Fellowship Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2013
  • Advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology fellowhship Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2014

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

  • Farsi
  • French
  • Spanish
  • English

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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