Daniel Friedman, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Campus mail 2301 Erwin Road, Suite 7451, Durham, NC 27701
Phone (919) 681-6020
Email address daniel.friedman@duke.edu

My research areas of interest include improving the safety and efficacy of complex ablation and optimal use of pacemakers in patients with heart failure, including cardiac resynchronization therapy and conduction system pacing. I am also interested in non-pharmacologic management of atrial fibrillation, including catheter ablation and left atrial appendage occlusion, and understanding optimal use of novel and emerging technologies.

Education and Training

  • Board Certified, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, American Board of Internal Medicine, 2020 - 2030
  • Fellowship, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, Duke University School of Medicine, 2017 - 2019
  • Board Certified, Cardiovascular Diseases, American Board of Internal Medicine, 2016 - 2026
  • Board Certified, Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine, 2013 - 2023
  • Fellowship, Cardiovascular Diseases, Duke University School of Medicine, 2013 - 2017
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, 2011 - 2013
  • M.D., Cornell University, Weill Medical College, 2010
  • B.S., Cornell University, 2006
  • C., High School, 2002

Publications

Dhruva, S. S., G. Jiang, A. A. Doshi, D. J. Friedman, E. Brandt, J. Chen, J. G. Akar, et al. “Feasibility of using real-world data in the evaluation of cardiac ablation catheters: A test-case of the National Evaluation System for Health Technology Coordinating Center.” Bmj Surgery, Interventions, and Health Technologies 3, no. 1 (December 1, 2021). https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjsit-2021-000089.

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Friedman, Daniel J., Kasper Emerek, Peter L. Sørensen, Claus Graff, Zak Loring, Kevin P. Jackson, Christoffer Polcwiartek, et al. “Relationship Between Electrical and Mechanical Dyssynchrony and Outcomes Among Patients Undergoing Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy.” Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology 14, no. 12 (December 2021): e010217. https://doi.org/10.1161/circep.121.010217.

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34843407
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Chouairi, Fouad, P Elliott Miller, Avirup Guha, John-Ross Clarke, Samuel W. Reinhardt, Tariq Ahmad, James V. Freeman, Nihar R. Desai, and Daniel J. Friedman. “Cannabis use disorder among atrial fibrillation admissions, 2008-2018.” Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 44, no. 11 (November 2021): 1934–38. https://doi.org/10.1111/pace.14356.

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Andersen, Dennis Christian, Kristian Kragholm, Line Thorgaard Petersen, Claus Graff, Peter L. Sørensen, Jonas Bille Nielsen, Adrian Pietersen, et al. “Association between vectorcardiographic QRS area and incident heart failure diagnosis and mortality among patients with left bundle branch block: A register-based cohort study.” J Electrocardiol 69 (November 2021): 30–35. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jelectrocard.2021.09.002.

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Polcwiartek, Christoffer, Daniel Loewenstein, Daniel J. Friedman, Karin G. Johansson, Claus Graff, Peter L. Sørensen, René E. Nielsen, et al. “Clinical Heart Failure Among Patients With and Without Severe Mental Illness and the Association With Long-Term Outcomes.” Circulation. Heart Failure 14, no. 10 (October 2021): e008364. https://doi.org/10.1161/circheartfailure.121.008364.

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34587762
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Clarke, John-Ross D., Jonathan P. Piccini, and Daniel J. Friedman. “The role of posterior wall isolation in catheter ablation of persistent atrial fibrillation.” J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 32, no. 9 (September 2021): 2567–76. https://doi.org/10.1111/jce.15164.

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Rehorn, Michael R., Eric Black-Maier, Rahul Loungani, Sounok Sen, Albert Y. Sun, Daniel J. Friedman, Jason I. Koontz, et al. “Electrical storm in patients with left ventricular assist devices: Risk factors, incidence, and impact on survival.” Heart Rhythm 18, no. 8 (August 2021): 1263–71. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hrthm.2021.03.047.

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33839327
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Zweerink, Alwin, Daniel J. Friedman, Igor Klem, Peter M. van de Ven, Caitlin Vink, P Stefan Biesbroek, Steen M. Hansen, et al. “Segment Length in Cine Strain Analysis Predicts Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Outcome Beyond Current Guidelines.” Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging 14, no. 7 (July 20, 2021): e012350. https://doi.org/10.1161/circimaging.120.012350.

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34287001
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Reinhardt, Samuel W., Fouad Chouairi, P Elliott Miller, Katherine A. A. Clark, Bradley Kay, Michael Fuery, Avirup Guha, et al. “National Trends in the Burden of Atrial Fibrillation During Hospital Admissions for Heart Failure.” J Am Heart Assoc 10, no. 11 (June 2021): e019412. https://doi.org/10.1161/JAHA.120.019412.

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Malaisrie, S Chris, Patrick M. McCarthy, Jane Kruse, Roland A. Matsouaka, Andrei Churyla, Maria V. Grau-Sepulveda, Daniel J. Friedman, and J Matthew Brennan. “Ablation of atrial fibrillation during coronary artery bypass grafting: Late outcomes in a Medicare population.” In J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg, 161:1251-1261.e1, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2019.10.159.

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31952824
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