Paul A. Friedman, M.D.

  1. Vice Chair
  2. Chair, Faculty Development and Academic Advancement
  3. Director, Implantable Device Lab
  • Cardiac electrophysiology
  • Complex ablation treat arrhythmias, including imaging, mapping, and percutaneous epicardial access
  • Advanced device therapy including venoplasty and snares for Pacemaker, ICD, and CRT placement; leadless pacemakers; subcutaneous defibrillators
  • Left atrial appendage closure/ heart — brain connection for stroke prevention

Rochester, Minnesota

  1. 1997
    Fellow - Cardiovascular ElectrophysiologyMayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  2. 1996
    Fellow - Cardiovascular MedicineMayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  3. 1993
    Resident - Department of Internal MedicineStanford University
  4. 1991
    Internship - Department of Internal MedicineUniversity of Washington
  5. 1990
    MDStanford University
  6. 1985
    BA - Plan II Honors Liberal Arts ProgramUniversity of Texas
  7. 1985
    BS - Electrical EngineeringUniversity of Texas


  1. Cardiovascular DiseasesAmerican Board of Internal Medicine
  2. Clinical Cardiac ElectrophysiologyAmerican Board of Internal Medicine

Professional Highlights

  1. Vice-chair, Cardiovascular Diseases
  2. Medical director of remote monitoring, Center for Connected Care
  3. Professor of Medicine
  4. >40 biomedical patents
  5. Named Minnesota Top Inventor
  6. Innovation/Bright Idea Award
  7. Editor of 8 medical texts books; author 65 book chapters
  8. Board of Trustees, Heart Rhythm Society
  9. Course Director, multiple national and international arrhythmia courses, including Mayo Clinic Electrophysiology Board Review Course