Dr. Brooks Edwards, MD

Dr. Brooks Edwards, MD

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62 y/o

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Dr. Brooks Edwards, MD is a cardiology specialist in Rochester, MN and has been practicing for 29 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
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Dr. Edwards' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Edwards "Brooks S. Edwards, M.D., is a board-certified cardiologist with subspecialty certification in heart failure and transplantation. He attended Mayo Medical School and obtained specialty training in internal medicine and cardiology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He served a two-year National Institutes of Health (NIH) research fellowship studying cardiorenal physiology. Prior to joining Mayo Clinic in 1989, Dr. Edwards was a transplant fellow at Stanford University. Areas of clinical expertise include: Management of patients with advanced-stage heart failure Evaluation and treatment of cardiac transplant candidates and recipients Coordination of multiorgan transplantation evaluation and care (heart-lung, heart-liver and heart-kidney) Care of the patient requiring mechanical cardiac support (left ventricular assist device, or LVAD, and total artificial heart) Cardiac care for patients receiving noncardiac organ or bone marrow transplants Evaluation and multidisciplinary care of patients undergoing hand and face transplantation (VCA transplantation) Application of cellular therapy of treatment of end-stage organ dysfunction Dr. Edwards has led a number of initiatives at Mayo Clinic, where he served as the medical director of the heart transplant program and later as director of the William J. von Liebig Center for Transplantation and Clinical Regeneration at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester. He has always had an interest in consumer health engagement and was the founding medical editor-in-chief of MayoClinic.com. He is a former president of the Mayo Clinic staff."
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This content was provided by Dr. Edwards "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*

31  Conditions Treated

  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Heart Disease
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease

13  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

  • BS - Biology and Chemistry, Magna cum Laude, Highest Honors in Biology Macalester College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1978
  • MD Mayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • Resident - Internal Medicine Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1982
  • Fellow - Clinical Cardiology Fellow, Cardiovascular Diseases Mayo Clinic in Rochester
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Fellow - NIH Research Fellow, Cardiorenal Research Laboratory, Department of Physiology and Biophysics Mayo Clinic in Rochester
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1987

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Best Doctors in America Best Doctors, 2005
  • Bronze/Division-Media; Category-Web Site World Wide Web Mature Media Award, 2004
  • Gold in the Best Site Design Award Category e-Healthcare Leadership Awards, 2005
  • Silver for Health Promotion Disease and Injury Prevention Information World Wide Web Awards for Spring Summer, 2005
  • Gold/Health Promotion/Disease and Injury Prevention World Wide Web Health Awards, 2005
  • Who's Who in Science and Engineering Marquis Who's Who, 2006
  • 2005Platinum in the Best Overall Internet Site Award Category e-Healthcare Leadership Awards, 2005
  • Special Award/Best Site Structure & Navigation World Wide Web Health Awards, 2004
  • Best Doctors in America Best Doctors, 2007
  • Silver/Patient Education World Wide Web Health Awards, 2005
Media & Publications

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • Board of Directors Northland Affiliate American Heart Association, Member
  • Board of Governors Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees, Member
  • Councilor Officers and Councilors of Staff Rochester Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees, Member
  • International Strategic Planning Work Group, Member
  • Internet Task Force Mayo Clinic Task Forces Work Groups, Member
  • Mayo Clinic Integrated Internet Presence Work Group, Member
  • Membership and Nominating Committee Northland Affiliate American Heart Association, Chair
  • Minnesota Affiliate American Heart Association, President
  • Nomination Committee Minnesota Affiliate American Heart Association, Member
  • Officers and Councilors of Staff Rochester Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees, President
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