Patricia J. Best, M.D.

  1. Cardiologist
  2. Interventional Cardiologist

Location

  1. Rochester, Minnesota

Languages

English

Dr. Best is an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Diseases at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.  She is an interventional cardiologist, active member of the Women's Heart Clinic, and a researcher.  She is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and a Fellow of the Society of Cardiac Angiography and Intervention.

Dr. Best received her medical degree from the Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1993 and pursued fellowships in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Research, Cardiovascular Diseases, and Interventional Cardiology at Mayo Clinic Rochester, joining the Mayo staff in 2003.

Her research interests include interventional cardiology, acute myocardial infarction, and high risk and understudied populations, including women and patients with renal disease. Dr. Best has served on a National American Heart Association Vascular Wall Biology Study Section and as the Chair of the National American Heart Association Vascular Wall Biology Angiogenesis, Atherosclerosis, General, Inflammation Clinical/Translational (AAGI CT) Committee Study Section.

  1. Coronary artery disease
  2. Heart attack
  3. Heart disease
  1. Cardiac catheterization
  2. Coronary angiography
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Vascular biology
  • Women's heart disease
  • Coronary physiology
  • Interventional cardiology
  • Acute myocardial infarctions
  1. 2013
    BASIC SCIENCE MASTERSClinical and Translational Science, Programs, Mayo Graduate School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  2. 2003
    Fellow - Interventional FellowshipDivision of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  3. 2002
    Fellow - CardiologyDivision of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  4. 1999
    Research Fellowship - NIH Cardiology Research Fellowship. Mentor: Amir Lerman, M.D.Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  5. 1996
    Resident - Internal MedicineMayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  6. 1993
    MDMedical College of Pennsylvania
  7. 1989
    BA - Biology, Writing minorIthaca College

Certifications

  1. 2003
    Interventional CardiologyAmerican Board of Internal Medicine
  2. 2002
    Cardiovascular DiseasesAmerican Board of Internal Medicine

Awards and honors

  1. 2015
    DOM Recognition for Excellence in Clinical TeachingDepartment of Internal Medicine
  2. 2009
    Cardiovascular Research Technologies 2009 Emerging Young Leadership AwardAwarding Organization
  3. 2001
    Fellowship Award - 1st PlaceNycomed Amersham SCA&I
  4. 1999
    2nd Place, Cardiovascular Young Investigator's Award, Fellow in Basic ResearchAstra-Zeneca
  5. 1998
    Internal Medicine Research Forum AwardAwarding Organization
  6. 1998
    Vascular Biology Travel AwardCardioFellows
  7. 1989
    Cum LaudeIthaca College

Professional memberships

  1. 2010 - present
    FellowAmerican Heart Association
  2. 2007 - present
    MemberCardiovascular Research Committee, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine
  3. 2005 - 2007
    MemberInstitutional Review Board - Blue Friday - Mayo Clinic, Institutional Review Board, Mayo Clinic Committees
  4. 2005
    Editorial Board MemberWomen's Health Source, Mayo Clinic Global Products and Services
  5. 2005 - present
    MemberCoronary Artery Disease and Interventional Research Committee
  6. 2004 - 2006
    Program Committee RepresentativeCouncil for the Kidney in Cardiovascular Disease, American Heart Association
  7. 2004 - 2006
    MemberCouncil for the Kidney in Cardiovascular Disease, American Heart Association
  8. 2002 - present
    MemberSociety for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions
  9. 2001 - 2003
    Cardiology RepresentativeGoverning Council, Mayo Fellows Association, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education
  10. 1997 - present
    MemberAmerican College of Cardiology
  11. 1996
    MemberAdvisory Committee for Women in Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  12. 1996 - present
    MemberScientific Council for Circulation, American Heart Association
  13. 1995 - 2000
    InstructorAdvanced Cardiac Life Support, Mayo School of Continuous Professional Development, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  14. 1993 - present
    MemberAmerican Medical Association
  15. 1993 - present
    MemberZumbro Valley Medical Society, Minnesota Medical Association
  16. 1993 - present
    MemberAmerican College of Physicians
  17. 1993 - present
    MemberMinnesota Medical Association
  18. 1991 - 1993
    PresidentHonor Court, Medical College of Pennsylvania
  19. 1991 - 1993
    PresidentHonor Court
  20. 1989 - 1991
    Class RepresentativeHonor Court, Medical College of Pennsylvania
  21. 1989 - 1991
    MemberSigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society
  22. 1989 - 1991
    RepresentativeHonor Court
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Publications

Research activities

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