Dr. Paul Friedman, MD

Dr. Paul Friedman, MD

Cardiology  ·  
Male  ·  
55 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Paul Friedman, MD is a cardiology specialist in Rochester, MN and has been practicing for 21 years. He specializes in cardiology, clinical cardiac electrophysiology, 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
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
very high
more than 91% of peers
Cardiac Electrophysiology
very high
more than 87% of peers
Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
more than 84% of peers

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Dr. Friedman's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Friedman "Dr. Paul Friedman is a Professor of Medicine and Chair of the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota. He is ABIM board certified in cardiovascular medicine and cardiac electrophysiology, and is an active participant in the MOC process. Previously, Dr. Friedman served as Director of the Cardiac Implantable Device Lab, Mayo Clinic. He is a trained electrical engineer, with deep experience in innovation (> 40 patents issued, named Minnesota Top Inventor), and scientific research (> 250 scientific original publications). He is a committed educator, serving as a director for 5 national and international meetings, editor of 7 textbooks, and author of over 60 book chapters. He is a frequent visiting professor and lecturer at educational meetings."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Friedman "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
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Internal Medicine

1  Board Certifications

  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

44  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease
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21  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.


  • BA - Plan II Honors Liberal Arts Program University of Texas
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1985
  • BS - Electrical Engineering University of Texas
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1985
  • MD Stanford University
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • Internship - Department of Internal Medicine University of Washington
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Resident - Department of Internal Medicine Stanford University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1993
  • Fellow - Cardiovascular Medicine Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1996
  • Fellow - Cardiovascular Electrophysiology Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1997

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Top Inventors: 500 Leading Inventors Twin Cities Business, 2014
  • 1997Bristol Meyers Squib ACC Travel Award and Grant Heart Rhythm Society, 1997
  • Genetech/American College of Cardiology Meetin Grant Stanford University, 1995
  • Top Inventors: 500 Leading Inventors Twin Cities Business, 2013
  • Stanford University Dean's Award for Distinguished Research Stanford University, 1990
  • Bristol Meyers Squib ACC Travel Award and Grant Heart Rhythm Society, 1997
  • AFCR Midwest Trainee Investigator Award American Federation for Clinical Research, 1994
  • Graduated with High Honors (BS and BA) University of Texas, 1985
  • Stanford Alumni Medical Student Scholarship Stanford University, 1986
  • ACC/Littmann Scholarship Award American College of Cardiology, 1995
  • Innovation-Bright Idea, DOM Allied Health Recognition Award Department of Internal Medicine, 2014
  • William H.J. Summerskill Award in Subspecialty Trainee Research Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration, 1997
Media & Publications

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Member
  • Cardiovascular Services Center Clinical Registry Subcommittee, Chair
  • CV IT Committee, Member
  • Editorial Review Board Heart Rhythm, Board Member
  • Heart Rhythm, Board Member
  • Heart Rhythm Society, Member
  • Heart Rhythm Society, Trustee
  • Heart Rhythm Society, Board Member
  • Mayo Clinic Center for Connected Care, Director
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