Atta Behfar, M.D., Ph.D.

  1. Cardiologist

Departments

Specialty Groups

Location

  1. Rochester, Minnesota

Languages

English
  1. Orthopedic surgery
  2. Reconstructive surgery
  3. Regenerative medicine therapy
  4. Wound care
  • Cardiac regeneration
  • Ischemic heart disease
  • Heart failure
  • Wound healing and skin regeneration
  • Regenerative orthopedics
  • Regeneration in reconstructive surgery
Rochester

Rochester, Minnesota

  1. 2014
    Fellowship - Advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology fellowshipMayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education
  2. 2013
    Clinical FellowshipMayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education
  3. 2009
    Clinician Investigator - Internal Medicine/CardiologyMayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education
  4. 2006
    MD/PhDMolecular Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, Programs, Mayo Graduate School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  5. 1998
    Undergraduate Studies - Bachelor of Science-Biochemistry (major), Mathematics (minor) Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Sigma Nu, Magna Cum LaudeMarquette University

Certifications

  1. 2016
    Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant CardiologyAmerican Board of Internal Medicine
  2. 2014
    Cardiovascular DiseasesAmerican Board of Internal Medicine

Awards and honors

  1. 2017
    Distinguished Alumni AwardMayo Clinic Graduate School
  2. 2011
    Runner up Parmley PrizeAmerican College of Cardiology
  3. 2010
    Herman K. Gold Young Investigator's AwardAmerican College of Cardiology
  4. 2009
    Foundation Clinician InvestigatorGeneral Mills
  5. 2009
    Excellence in Research AwardMayo Clinic Rochester Departments
  6. 2005
    Presidential AwardAmerican Society of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
  7. 2003
    MSPT Research Services AwardNational Institutes of Health
  8. 1998
    Magna Cum Laude biochemistry with honorsMarquette University
  9. 1998
    Magna Cum Laude mathematics with honorsMarquette University
  10. 1997
    Silver award Howard Hughes Undergraduate Research
  11. 1996
    Undergraduate research awardHoward Hughes
  12. 1994
    Dean's list awarded every semester of academic careerMarquette University
  13. 1994
    First PlaceWisconsin Science and Engineering Fair

Professional memberships

  1. 2020
    LeadExtracellular vesicles interest group
  2. 2020
    Co-ChairACT/CAR-T Biomanufacturing Steering Committee
  3. 2019
    Co-ChairBiomaufacturing Taskforce
  4. 2019 - present
    Executive ChairMayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine IMP
  5. 2018 - 2021
    Barswell Deputy Director for TranslationCenter for Regenerative Medicine
  6. 2018 - present
    Subcommittee MemberManufacturing Quality and Compliance Subcommittee - Mayo Clinic, Mayo Clinic Clinical Practice Committee, Mayo Clinic
  7. 2018 - present
    Co-DirectorDepartment Cardiovascular Diseases Innovation Biological Agents/ Drugs
  8. 2016 - present
    DirectorVan Cleve Cardiac Regenerative Medicine Program
  9. 2010 - present
    MemberAmerican Society of Gene and Cell Therapy
  10. 2009 - present
    MemberAmerican Heart Association
  11. 2009 - present
    MemberAmerican College of Cardiology
  12. 2007 - present
    Cardio-3 Research Advisory BoardMayo Clinic Rochester Departments
  13. 2006 - present
    MemberAmerican College of Physicians
  14. 2002 - 2004
    MSTP Admissions CommitteeMayo Clinic Rochester Departments
  15. 1998 - present
    Alpha Sigma NuMarquette University
  16. 1998 - present
    Phi Beta KappaMarquette University
  17. 1998 - present
    MemberAmerican Medical Association
  18. 1998 - present
    MemberMinnesota Medical Association
  19. 1996 - 1998
    Undergraduate ScholarHoward Hughes Medical Society