DepartmentsCardiovascular MedicineSpecialty GroupsInterventional and Invasive CardiologyIschemic Heart Disease ProgramCardiovascular Health ClinicValvular Heart Disease ClinicLocationJacksonville, FloridaLanguagesEnglishExisting patientsSend a secure message via patient portal Video Player Dialog Box Close Video My name is Peter Pollak, I am an interventional and structural cardiologist at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville. I approach diagnosis first by talking to the patient and listening to what they've experienced, because that's the best diagnostic tool I have at my disposal is a good history. The more involved that patients are in their own care, the more that they are participating in understanding their disease condition, their symptoms, the better their outcome will be. The best thing about my specialty is getting to ask patients after a treatment do they feel better. And when they say yes-- I can now walk across the room, I can breathe again, I can take a deeper breath-- that is what drives me to keep going. Show transcript Watch my video Get to know me and my work at Mayo Clinic Open Video Modal Biographical summary Peter Pollak, M.D., is an interventional cardiologist and an expert in structural heart disease and percutaneous therapies for valve diseases as well as left atrial appendage closures and patent foramen ovale closures. Dr. Pollak works with a multi-disciplinary team to navigate the best care for each individual patient. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Pollak is an inventor with multiple patents related to structural heart disease. Conditions treatedAortic valve regurgitationAortic valve stenosisFistulaHeart valve diseaseHypertrophic cardiomyopathyIschemic heart diseaseMitral valve regurgitationMitral valve stenosisPatent foramen ovaleTricuspid valve diseaseTricuspid valve regurgitationVentricular septal defect Procedures performedHeart valve repairHemodynamic monitoringLeft atrial appendage closureMitral valve repair and replacementPatent foramen ovale closurePercutaneous valve procedureTranscatheter aortic valve replacement InterestsDevice innovation and developmentUse of multi-modality imaging and 3D modeling in planning and guiding structural intervention Mayo Clinic locations Jacksonville, Florida Driving Directions More info Billing & insurance Accessibility services Education2014SubSpec FellowAdvanced Interventional Cardio, Programs in Rochester, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine2014Fellow - Structural Intervention - Advanced training in transcatheter valve replacement, mitral and aortic balloon valvuloplasty, PFO & ASD occlusion, paravalvular leak closure, left atrial appendage closure, MitraClip device, alcohol septal ablation, ventricular support devices, and invasive hemodynamicsMayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine2013SubSpec FellowRST Cardiology, Interventional, Programs in Rochester, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine2013Fellow - Interventional CardiologyMayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine2012Chief Cardiology Fellow - Cardiovascular MedicineUniversity of Virginia School of Medicine2011Fellow - Cardiovascular MedicineUniversity of Virginia School of Medicine2009Resident - Internal MedicineUniversity of Virginia School of Medicine2005MDUniversity of Virginia School of Medicine2000BA - Biomedical EthicsUniversity of VirginiaShow more education Activities and honorsCertifications2013Interventional CardiologyAmerican Board of Internal Medicine2012Cardiovascular DiseasesAmerican Board of Internal MedicineAwards and honors2011Nominee, Emergency medicine consultant of the yearUniversity of Virginia School of Medicine2010Biomedical Innovations Fund AwardIvy Foundation, University of Virginia2009Young Investigator AwardUniversity of Virginia2006Nominee, Medical Student Resident Teaching AwardUniversity of Virginia School of Medicine2003Skeleton Award for PathologyUniversity of Virginia School of MedicineShow more awards and honorsProfessional memberships2022 - presentMemberAmerican Board of Internal Medicine2022 - presentMemberAmerican Board of Internal Medicine2020 - presentMemberMayo Clinic Florida Mortality Review Committee, Mayo Clinic Florida Committees2018 - presentCommittee Member - Clinical Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology CommitteeAmerican Heart Association2018 - 2020MemberRadiation Safety Committee, St. Luke's Hospital2017 - presentMemberAmerican Heart Association2017 - presentMemberMayo Clinic Pharmaceutical Formulary Committee Cardiovascular/Coagulation Task Force2012 - presentMemberSociety for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions2009 - 2012MemberMortality and Morbidity Committee, University of Virginia2009 - 2012MemberEducation Committee, University of Virginia2009 - 2012MemberQuality Committee, University of Virginia2009 - 2010MemberAthlete Screening Program For Cardiovascular Disease, Athletic Department, University of Virginia2001 - 2005MemberHuman Investigation Committee, University of Virginia2001 - 2005MemberAdmissions Committee, University of Virginia School of Medicine1999Member2nd National Undergraduate Conference Organizing Committee, University of VirginiaShow more professional membershipsPublicationsSee my publications Biographical summaryConditions treatedProcedures performedInterestsMayo Clinic locationsEducationActivities and honors Request an appointment PST-20217287 Doctors & Medical Staff Pollak, Peter M. 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