Dr. Richard Daly, MD

Dr. Richard Daly, MD

Cardiovascular Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
64 y/o

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Dr. Richard Daly, MD is a cardiovascular surgery specialist in Rochester, MN and has been practicing for 27 years. He specializes in cardiovascular surgery, thoracic surgery, 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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Top Care Areas

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Mitral Valve Surgery
very high
more than 96% of peers
Tricuspid Valve Surgery
very high
more than 94% of peers
Septal Defect
very high
more than 91% of peers

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Dr. Daly's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Daly "Interests Adult cardiac surgery Mitral valve repair Robotic-assisted mitral valve repair (minimally invasive) Heart transplantation Lung transplantation Ventricular assist devices Robotic-assisted CABG (minimally invasive) "

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Daly "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

  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Cardiology
  • Thoracic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*

48  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Lung Cancer
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Septal Defect
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
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48  Procedures

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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.


  • University Of Minnesota
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1978
  • Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • Hennepin County Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1983
  • General Surgery Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Cardiopulmonary Transplantation National Heart and Lung Institute, Harefield Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1991

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Alumni Achievement Award Normandale College, 2009
  • Outstanding Alumnus of Normandale College Normandale College, 1992
  • Outstanding service as At Large Member of the Throacic Organ Transplant Committee United Network for Organ Sharing, 2003
  • Socrates Award Thoracic Surgery Residents Association, 2007
  • Distinguished Clinician Award Officers and Councilors, 2016
  • Neochord Translational Research Award Awarding Organization, 2006
  • Left Ventricular Assist Device (HeartMate) Program Development Team, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees, 2003
  • Mayo Foundation Scholar Mayo Clinic, 1991
  • Howard K. Gray Award for Outstanding Achievement as a Surgical Resident Awarding Organization, 1985
  • O.T. Clagett Traveling Fellow Award for Outstanding Achievement as a Cardiothoracic Resident Awarding Organization, 1990
Media & Publications
  • Atrial Fibrillation Should Guide Prophylactic Tricuspid Procedures During Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation.,
  • Impact of Diabetes Mellitus on Outcomes in Patients Supported With Left Ventricular Assist Devices: A Single Institutional 9-Year Experience.,

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • American Association for Thoracic Surgery, Member
  • American Heart Association, Member
  • Asia Pacific Scientific Forum American Heart Association, Member
  • Division of Cardiovascular Surgery Department of Surgery Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Member
  • Electoral Committee Mayo Foundation Chapter Sigma Xi The Scientific Research Society, Member
  • Executive Committee Mayo Foundation Chapter Sigma Xi The Scientific Research Society, Member
  • International Society For Heart and Lung Transplantation, Member
  • LifeSource Upper Midwest Organ Procurement Organization, President
  • Thoracic Surgery Committee Upper Midwest Organ Procurement Organization, Chair
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Dr. Daly repaired my mitral valve this past October. I have nothing but the highest praise for him. His response when I told him in person how pleased I was with my experience was to state that it was all of the people who surround him at St Mary's Hospital / Mayo Clinic who make him look good. He...Read More
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Very disappointed in the care I received. Significant complications fOlli wing surgery.
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