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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Dr. Daly's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Heart Defect Repair
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Daly performs Heart Defect Repair more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Daly performs this procedure more than 98% of his peers

Mitral Valve Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Daly performs Mitral Valve Surgery more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Daly performs this procedure more than 96% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Mitral Valve Repair
  • Mitral Valve Replacement
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement
Tricuspid Valve Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Daly performs Tricuspid Valve Surgery more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Daly performs this procedure more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Daly's conditions and procedures:

Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Aneurysm of Heart
Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
Aortic Aneurysm
Aortic Dissection
Aortic Ectasia
Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
Aortic Stenosis
Aortic Valve Disease
Aortic Valve Regurgitation
Aortic Valve Surgery
Atrial Fibrillation
Atrial Flutter
Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
Autonomic Disorders
Benign Tumor
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
Carotid Artery Disease
Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
Chest Pain
Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
Coarctation of the Aorta
Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
Congenital Heart Defects
Congenital Heart Disease
Congestive Heart Failure
Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
Coronary Artery Bypass With Robotic Assistance
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
Coronary Artery Dissection
Decortication and Pleurectomy
Endovascular Repair of Aorta
Esophageal Diseases
Esophageal Surgery
Head and Neck Surgery
Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
Heart Defect Repair
Heart Disease
Heart Palpitations
Heart Surgery
Heart Tumors, Benign
Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
Hypertensive Heart Disease
Impella Device
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
Lobectomy, Open
Lung Cancer
Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
Lung Surgery
Lung Transplant
Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
Maze Procedure
Mitral Valve Disease
Mitral Valve Regurgitation
Mitral Valve Stenosis
Mitral Valve Surgery
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Non-Invasive Mechanical Ventilation With Robotic Assistance
Open Heart Valvuloplasty of Mitral Valve Without Replacement With Robotic Assistance
Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
Pericardial Disease
Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
Peripheral Arterial Dissection
Peripheral Artery Catheterization
Port Placements or Replacements
Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
Pulmonary Disease
Pulmonary Edema
Pulmonary Embolism
Pulmonary Hypertension
Pulmonary Valve Disease
Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
Resection of Cardiac Tumor
Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
Septal Defect
Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
Tracheal Surgery
Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair
Tricuspid Valve Disease
Tricuspid Valve Surgery
Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
Vascular Disease
Vascular Surgical Procedure
Ventricular Assist Device
Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

Care Philosophy

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, foc...


  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Cardiology
  • Thoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery


  • 1991
    Cardiopulmonary Transplantation National Heart and Lung Institute, Harefield Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital
  • 1990
    Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital
  • 1988
    General Surgery Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
    Residency Hospital
  • 1983
    Hennepin County Medical Center
    Internship Hospital
  • 1982
    Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
    Medical School
  • 1978
    University Of Minnesota
    Undergraduate School
  • 1976
    normandale community college


  • 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.,

Memberships & 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

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What People Say About Dr. Richard Daly, MD
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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