Brooks S. Edwards, M.D.

  1. Cardiologist
  2. Internist
  3. Director, William J. von Liebig Center for Transplantation and Clinical Regeneration

Departments

Location

  1. Rochester, Minnesota

Languages

English

Brooks S. Edwards, M.D., is a board-certified cardiologist with subspecialty certification in heart failure and transplantation. He attended Mayo Medical School and obtained specialty training in internal medicine and cardiology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He served a two-year National Institutes of Health (NIH) research fellowship studying cardiorenal physiology. Prior to joining Mayo Clinic in 1989, Dr. Edwards was a transplant fellow at Stanford University.

Areas of clinical expertise include:

  • Management of patients with advanced-stage heart failure
  • Evaluation and treatment of cardiac transplant candidates and recipients
  • Coordination of multiorgan transplantation evaluation and care (heart-lung, heart-liver and heart-kidney)
  • Care of the patient requiring mechanical cardiac support (left ventricular assist device, or LVAD, and total artificial heart)
  • Cardiac care for patients receiving noncardiac organ or bone marrow transplants
  • Evaluation and multidisciplinary care of patients undergoing hand and face transplantation (VCA transplantation)
  • Application of cellular therapy of treatment of end-stage organ dysfunction

Dr. Edwards has led a number of initiatives at Mayo Clinic, where he served as the medical director of the heart transplant program and later as director of the William J. von Liebig Center for Transplantation and Clinical Regeneration at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester. He has always had an interest in consumer health engagement and was the founding medical editor-in-chief of MayoClinic.com. He is a former president of the Mayo Clinic staff.

  1. Congestive heart failure
  2. High blood pressure
  3. Pulmonary hypertension
  1. Heart transplant
  • Cardiac transplantation
  • Cardiovascular physiology
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Post transplant Hypertension
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Consumer health education

Rochester, Minnesota

  1. 1989
    Fellow - Clinical Cardiology Fellow, Cardiovascular DiseasesMayo Clinic in Rochester
  2. 1987
    Fellow - NIH Research Fellow, Cardiorenal Research Laboratory, Department of Physiology and BiophysicsMayo Clinic in Rochester
  3. 1985
    Resident - Internal MedicineMayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  4. 1982
    MDMayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  5. 1978
    BS - Biology and Chemistry, Magna cum Laude, Highest Honors in BiologyMacalester College

Certifications

  1. 2010
    Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant CardiologyAmerican Board of Internal Medicine
  2. 1989
    Cardiovascular DiseasesAmerican Board of Internal Medicine
  3. 1985
    Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal Medicine

Awards and honors

  1. 2007
    Best Doctors in AmericaBest Doctors
  2. 2006
    Who's Who in Science and EngineeringMarquis Who's Who
  3. 2005
    Gold/Health Promotion/Disease and Injury PreventionWorld Wide Web Health Awards
  4. 2005
    Silver/Patient EducationWorld Wide Web Health Awards
  5. 2005
    Platinum in the Best Overall Internet Site Award Categorye-Healthcare Leadership Awards
  6. 2005
    Gold in the Best Site Design Award Categorye-Healthcare Leadership Awards
  7. 2005
    Silver for Health Promotion Disease and Injury Prevention InformationWorld Wide Web Awards for Spring Summer
  8. 2005
    Best Doctors in AmericaBest Doctors
  9. 2004
    Special Award/Best Site Structure & NavigationWorld Wide Web Health Awards
  10. 2004
    Bronze/Division-Media; Category-Web SiteWorld Wide Web Mature Media Award
  11. 2004
    Best Overall Consumer PortalMedicine on the Net
  12. 2004
    Best of the Web Award Review/Diet, Nutrition, and Weight LossThe Diet Channel
  13. 2004
    World Wide Web Health AwardsGold/Health Promotion/Disease & Injury Prevention Web Site
  14. 2004
    Outstanding Web Site/Outstanding Web SiteWeb Award Web Site
  15. 2004
    Best Overall Website/Physicians eKnowlege ResourceNettie Award by MD Net Guide
  16. 2004
    Webaward - Outstanding Achievement in Web Site Dev./Outstanding Web SiteWeb Marketing Association
  17. 2004
    Web Award Web SiteGold/Mayo Clinic Custom e-health package
  18. 2003
    Excellence in Teaching AwardMayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  19. 2003
    Silver/Patient Education Information/Web Site/Media/Pub. Div.World Wide Web Health Awards
  20. 2003
    Best Doctors in AmericaBest Doctors
  21. 2002
    Excellence in Teaching AwardMayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  22. 2002
    Bronze Health Promotion/Disease & Injury Prevention Information Class, Media/Publishing Division, Web Site CategoryWorld Wide Web Health Awards
  23. 2002
    Best Medical WebsiteWeb Marketing Association
  24. 2001
    Gold AwardWorld Wide Web Health Information Award Program
  25. 2001
    Best Health/Healthcare Contente-Healthcare Leadership Awards
  26. 2001
    Best Overall Sitee-Healthcare Leadership Awards
  27. 2000
    Gold AwardWorld Wide Health Awards
  28. 1999
    3rd Annual Webby AwardPeoples Voice Award - Best Health Site
  29. 1999
    Finalist - Best World Wide Web SiteCodie Award
  30. 1998
    Internet Life 5 - Star AwardYahoo!
  31. 1998
    Distinguished Service AwardMinnesota Affiliate, American Heart Association
  32. 1998
    Best Health Site2nd Annual Webby Award
  33. 1998
    Best Health Site FinalistGlobal Information Infrastructure Awards (GIIA)
  34. 1997
    Gold CINDY AwardAwarding Organization
  35. 1997
    Grand Award (Best of Show)New York Festivals Sixth Annual International Interactive Multimedia Awards
  36. 1997
    Gold World MedalNew York Festivals consumer Web site competition
  37. 1996
    Finalist AwardNew York Festivals consumer Web site competition
  38. 1996
    Finalist - Best World Wide Web Site - Health OasisCodie Award
  39. 1989
    Balfour Award for Meritorious ResearchMayo Clinic Alumni Association, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  40. 1989
    Cardiovascular Trainee Outstanding Achievement AwardDepartment of Internal Medicine
  41. 1988
    American College of Cardiology Bristol Trainee AwardAmerican College of Cardiology
  42. 1987
    Finalist - Young Investigator CompetitionAmerican College of Cardiology
  43. 1986
    Trainee AwardCentral Society for Clinical Research, American Federation for Clinical Research, Midwest Section
  44. 1978
    Phi Lambda Epsilon (Honorary Chemistry Society)Macalester College
  45. 1978
    Magna Cum Laude, Graduated with Highest Honors in BiologyMacalester College
  46. 1977
    O. T. Walter Award, Outstanding Biology StudentMacalester College
  47. 1977
    Varsity Athletic Letter (football)Macalester College
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Professional memberships

  1. 2007 - 2008
    MemberMayo Clinic Integrated Internet Presence Work Group
  2. 2007 - 2008
    MemberInternational Strategic Planning Work Group
  3. 2004
    PresidentOfficers & Councilors of Staff - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  4. 2004
    MemberBoard of Governors, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  5. 2003
    President-ElectOfficers & Councilors of Staff - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  6. 1999 - 2000
    ChairMembership and Nominating Committee, Northland Affiliate, American Heart Association
  7. 1998 - 2000
    MemberAdvocacy Committee, Northland Affiliate, American Heart Association
  8. 1998 - 1999
    MemberBoard of Directors, Northland Affiliate, American Heart Association
  9. 1997 - 1998
    ChairInternet Task Force, Mayo Clinic Task Forces/Work Groups
  10. 1997 - 1998
    MemberInternet Task Force, Mayo Clinic Task Forces/Work Groups
  11. 1997 - 1998
    PresidentMinnesota Affiliate, American Heart Association
  12. 1997 - 1998
    MemberNomination Committee, Minnesota Affiliate, American Heart Association
  13. 1996 - 1998
    CouncilorOfficers & Councilors of Staff - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  14. 1996 - 1998
    MemberClinical Practice Committee, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine
  15. 1996 - 1997
    President-ElectMinnesota Affiliate, American Heart Association
  16. 1995 - 1998
    MemberExecutive Committee, Minnesota Affiliate, American Heart Association
  17. 1995 - 1996
    SecretaryMinnesota Affiliate, American Heart Association
  18. 1994 - 1995
    ChairPeer Review Subcommittee, Minnesota Affiliate, American Heart Association
  19. 1994 - 1995
    Vice ChairResearch Committee, Minnesota Affiliate, American Heart Association
  20. 1993
    ChairBalfour-Kendall Awards Selection Committee, Mayo Clinic Alumni Association, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  21. 1993
    MemberBalfour-Kendall Awards Selection Committee, Mayo Clinic Alumni Association, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  22. 1993
    Vice ChairPeer Review Subcommittee, Minnesota Affiliate, American Heart Association
  23. 1993
    MemberNomination Committee, Minnesota Affiliate, American Heart Association
  24. 1992 - 1998
    MemberResearch Committee, Minnesota Affiliate, American Heart Association
  25. 1992 - 1998
    MemberBoard of Directors, Minnesota Affiliate, American Heart Association
  26. 1990 - 1994
    MemberCardiovascular Research Committee, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine
  27. 1990 - 1992
    ChairComputer Assisted Instruction Committee, Mayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  28. 1990 - 1992
    MemberComputer Assisted Instruction Committee, Mayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  29. 1989 - 1995
    MemberPeer Review Subcommittee, Minnesota Affiliate, American Heart Association
  30.  
    Educational CoordinatorMayo Heart Failure/Transplant Group, Mayo Clinic Committees
  31.  
    MemberAdministrative Committee of the Board of Governors, Board of Governors, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  32.  
    MemberInternational Society For Heart and Lung Transplantation
  33.  
    MemberCentral Society for Clinical Research
  34.  
    MemberKidney Council, Council on Clinical Cardiology, American Heart Association
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