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Paul Friedman, M.D.

Chair, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Mayo Clinic

Paul Friedman, M.D. is a professor of Medicine and chair of the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. 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 at 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 five national and international meetings, editor of seven textbooks, and author of over 60 book chapters. He is a frequent visiting professor and lecturer at educational meetings.

Dr. Friedman received his BA in Plan II liberal arts and BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. He received his medical degree from Stanford University and trained in internal medicine at the University of Washington, Seattle (internship) and Stanford University. He trained in cardiovascular medicine and cardiac electrophysiology at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.