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

Zeitler, Emily P., Andrea M. Austin, Christopher G. Leggett, Lauren G. Gilstrap, Daniel J. Friedman, Jonathan S. Skinner, and Sana M. Al-Khatib. “Reply: Complications and Mortality Following CRT-D vs ICD.” Jacc Heart Fail 10, no. 6 (June 2022): 444–45. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jchf.2022.04.005.

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35654530
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Friedman, Daniel J., Albert S. Tully, and Emily P. Zeitler. “Subcutaneous and Transvenous ICDs: an Update on Contemporary Questions and Controversies.” Curr Cardiol Rep, May 31, 2022. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11886-022-01712-6.

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35639275
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Freeman, James V., Angela Y. Higgins, Yongfei Wang, Chengan Du, Daniel J. Friedman, Usama A. Daimee, Karl E. Minges, et al. “Antithrombotic Therapy After Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation.” J Am Coll Cardiol 79, no. 18 (May 10, 2022): 1785–98. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacc.2022.02.047.

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35512858
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Friedman, Daniel J., Chengan Du, Yongfei Wang, Vratika Agarwal, Paul D. Varosy, Frederick A. Masoudi, David R. Holmes, et al. “Patient-Level Analysis of Watchman Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion in Practice Versus Clinical Trials.” Jacc Cardiovasc Interv 15, no. 9 (May 9, 2022): 950–61. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcin.2022.02.029.

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35512918
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Price, Matthew J., Miguel Valderrábano, Sarah Zimmerman, Daniel J. Friedman, Saibal Kar, Jeptha P. Curtis, Frederick A. Masoudi, and James V. Freeman. “Periprocedural Pericardial Effusion Complicating Transcatheter Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion: A Report From the NCDR LAAO Registry.” Circ Cardiovasc Interv 15, no. 5 (May 2022): e011718. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCINTERVENTIONS.121.011718.

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35369701
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Friedman, Daniel J., Li Qin, Craig Parzynski, E Kevin Heist, Andrea M. Russo, Isuru Ranasinghe, Emily P. Zeitler, et al. “Longitudinal Outcomes of Subcutaneous or Transvenous Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators in Older Patients.” J Am Coll Cardiol 79, no. 11 (March 22, 2022): 1050–59. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacc.2021.12.033.

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35300816
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Zeitler, Emily P., Andrea M. Austin, Christopher G. Leggett, Lauren G. Gilstrap, Daniel J. Friedman, Jonathan S. Skinner, and Sana M. Al-Khatib. “Complications and Mortality Following CRT-D Versus ICD Implants in Older Medicare Beneficiaries With Heart Failure.” Jacc Heart Fail 10, no. 3 (March 2022): 147–57. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jchf.2021.10.012.

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35241242
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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.” Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 14, no. 12 (December 2021): e010217. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCEP.121.010217.

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34843407
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Friedman, Daniel J., Jed A. Overmann, Jeffrey M. Fish, Stephen A. Gaeta, John H. Tranter, Riki Thao, and Jonathan P. Piccini. “Continuous and discontinuous radiofrequency energy delivery on the atrial free wall: Lesion transmurality, width, and biophysical characteristics.” Heart Rhythm O2 2, no. 6Part A (December 2021): 635–41. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hroo.2021.10.012.

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34988509
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