Patricia J. Best, M.D.

  1. Cardiologist
  2. Interventional Cardiologist



  1. Rochester, Minnesota



Patricia J M Best, M.D., is an associate professor of internal medicine and cardiovascular diseases at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science. She is an interventional cardiologist, an active member of the Women's Heart Clinic and a researcher at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. She is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and a fellow of the Society for 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 in Rochester, Minnesota, 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.

  • Coronary artery disease
  • Vascular biology
  • Women's heart disease
  • Coronary physiology
  • Interventional cardiology
  • Acute myocardial infarctions

Rochester, Minnesota

  1. 2013
    BASIC SCIENCE MASTERSClinical and Translational Science, Programs, Mayo Graduate School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  2. 2003
    Fellow - Interventional FellowshipDivision of Interventional Cardiology, Department of Cardiovascular 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


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

Awards and honors

  1. 2018
    CardioFellows Vascular Biology Travel AwardCardioFellows
  2. 2018
    2018 Dr. Rick Nishimura Teacher of the Year AwardMayo Clinic
  3. 2015
    DOM Recognition for Excellence in Clinical TeachingDepartment of Internal Medicine
  4. 2009
    Cardiovascular Research Technologies 2009 Emerging Young Leadership AwardCardiovascular Research Technologies
  5. 2009
    Cardiovascular Research Technologies 2009 Emerging Young Leadership AwardAwarding Organization
  6. 2001
    Nycomed Amersham SCA&I Fellowship Award – 1st placeNycomed Amersham
  7. 1999
    AstraZeneca Cardiovascular Young Investigator’s Award, Fellow in Basic Research (2nd place) AstraZeneca
  8. 1998
    Internal Medicine Research Forum AwardMayo Graduate School of Medicine
  9. 1989
    Cum LaudeIthaca College

Professional memberships

  1. 2019 - present
    MemberCV Fellowship's Clinical Competency Committee
  2. 2014 - present
    Board MemberSociety of Cardiac Angiography and Intervention, Women in Innovation
  3. 2010 - present
    FellowAmerican Heart Association
  4. 2009 - 2013
    Board MemberMinnesota American College of Cardiology
  5. 2007 - present
    MemberCardiovascular Research Committee, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine
  6. 2005 - 2007
    MemberInstitutional Review Board - Blue Friday - Mayo Clinic, Institutional Review Board, Mayo Clinic Committees
  7. 2005
    Editorial Board MemberWomen's Health Source, Mayo Clinic Global Products and Services
  8. 2005 - present
    MemberCoronary Artery Disease and Interventional Research Committee
  9. 2004 - 2006
    MemberCouncil for the Kidney in Cardiovascular Disease, American Heart Association
  10. 2004 - 2006
    Program CommitteeAmerican Heart Association, Council on Kidney in Cardiovascular
  11. 2002 - present
    Fellow MemberSociety for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions
  12. 2001 - 2003
    Cardiology RepresentativeGoverning Council, Mayo Fellows Association, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education
  13. 1997 - present
    MemberAmerican College of Cardiology
  14. 1996
    MemberAdvisory Committee for Women in Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  15. 1996 - present
    MemberScientific Council for Circulation, American Heart Association
  16. 1995 - 2000
    InstructorAdvanced Cardiac Life Support, Mayo School of Continuous Professional Development, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  17. 1993 - present
    MemberAmerican Medical Association
  18. 1993 - present
    MemberZumbro Valley Medical Society, Minnesota Medical Association
  19. 1993 - present
    MemberAmerican College of Physicians
  20. 1993 - present
    MemberMinnesota Medical Association
  21. 1993 - present
    MemberZumbro Valley Medical Society
  22. 1991 - 1993
    PresidentHonor Court, Medical College of Pennsylvania
  23. 1991 - 1993
    PresidentMedical College of Pennsylvania Honor Court
  24. 1989 - 1991
    Class RepresentativeHonor Court, Medical College of Pennsylvania
  25. 1989 - 1991
    MemberSigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society