Dr. Shannon Dunlay, MD

Dr. Shannon Dunlay, MD

Cardiology  ·  
Female  ·  
40 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Shannon Dunlay, MD is a cardiology specialist in Rochester, MN and has been practicing for 5 years. She specializes in cardiology and internal medicine.Read her story

Mayo Clinic - Minnesota

200 1st St SW

Rochester, MN 55905
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
more than 21% of peers
Pulmonary Hypertension
more than 19% of peers
Heart Disease
more than 8% of peers

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Dr. Dunlay's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Dunlay "Areas of clinical expertise include: Management of patients with advanced heart failure Evaluation and treatment of cardiac transplant candidates and recipients Care of patients requiring mechanical circulatory support (left ventricular assist device; LVAD, total artificial heart) Care of patients with heart failure and complex comorbidities (multimorbidity) or frailty Palliative care in patients with advanced heart failure Dr. Dunlay also has a joint research appointment in Health Care Policy and Research at Mayo Clinic. Her research focuses on identifying ways to optimize care for patients with advanced heart failure. Her research is funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute. She is an active member of the American Heart Association where she serves on a number of committees. She currently chairs the Outcomes Population Grant Review Committee and is an associate editor at Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes. Specialty clinics: Heart Failure clinic LVAD clinic Transplant clinic "
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Dunlay "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."

2  Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine

2  Board Certifications

  • Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Cardiovascular Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

38  Conditions Treated

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

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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

0 Board Actions

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  • Roy J Lucille A Carver College Of Medicine At University Of Iowa
    Medical School | Graduated 2004
  • Duke University Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2005
  • Duke University Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2007
  • Fellow - Cardiology Fellowship Mayo Clinic
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2010
  • Fellow - Advanced Heart Failure/Cardiac Transplant Fellowship Mayo Clinic
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2013

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Healthcare Delivery Research Scholar Award Mayo Clinic, 2013
  • American Heart Association Postdoctoral Fellowship Award American Heart Association, 2007
  • Junior Investigator Award Finalist Annals of Internal Medicine, 2012
  • Mayo Cardiology Outstanding Research Fellow Award Mayo Clinic, 2013
  • Best of American Heart Association Abstracts American Heart Association, 2012
  • AHA QCOR Conference Early Career Investigator Travel Stipend American Heart Association, 2014
  • Mayo Department of Medicine K Award Enhancement Award Department of Emergency Medicine, 2015
  • Best of the American Heart Association Abstracts American Heart Association, 2014
  • American Heart Association Elizabeth Barrett-Connor Award for Young Investigators in Training Finalist American Heart Association, 2008
  • Department of Medicine Housestaff Research Award, 1st Place Duke University Medical Center, 2006
Media & Publications

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • Academy Health, Member
  • Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Fellowship Selection Committee, Member
  • American Heart Association, Member
  • Circulatory Failure Palliative Medicine Task Force, Chair
  • Get with the Guidelines Steering Committee, Member
  • Heart Failure Society of America, Member
  • International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation, Member
  • Palliative Care Committee, Member
  • Research Committee William J von Liebig Transplant Center, Member
  • Rochester Epidemiology Project, Member
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