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

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.” Circ Cardiovasc Imaging 14, no. 7 (July 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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Friedman, Daniel J., DaJuanicia Holmes, Anne B. Curtis, Kenneth A. Ellenbogen, David S. Frankel, Bradley P. Knight, Andrea M. Russo, et al. “Procedure characteristics and outcomes of atrial fibrillation ablation procedures using cryoballoon versus radiofrequency ablation: A report from the GWTG-AFIB registry.” J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 32, no. 2 (February 2021): 248–59. https://doi.org/10.1111/jce.14858.

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33368764
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Friedman, Daniel J., Michael E. Field, Motiur Rahman, Laura Goldstein, Qun Sha, M. Sidharth, Rahul Khanna, and Jonathan P. Piccini. “Catheter ablation and healthcare utilization and cost among patients with paroxysmal versus persistent atrial fibrillation.” Heart Rhythm O2 2, no. 1 (February 2021): 28–36. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hroo.2020.12.017.

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Polcwiartek, Christoffer, Brett D. Atwater, Kristian Kragholm, Daniel J. Friedman, Carlo A. Barcella, Rubina Attar, Claus Graff, et al. “Association Between ECG Abnormalities and Fatal Cardiovascular Disease Among Patients With and Without Severe Mental Illness.” J Am Heart Assoc 10, no. 2 (January 19, 2021): e019416. https://doi.org/10.1161/JAHA.120.019416.

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Friedman, Daniel J., Kasper Emerek, Joseph Kisslo, Peter Søgaard, and Brett D. Atwater. “Left bundle-branch block is associated with asimilar dyssynchronous phenotype in heart failure patients with normal and reduced ejection fractions.” Am Heart J 231 (January 2021): 45–55. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ahj.2020.10.053.

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33098811
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Atwater, Brett D., Kasper Emerek, Zainab Samad, Edward Sze, Eric Black-Maier, Zak Loring, Martin Ugander, et al. “Predicting the Development of Reduced Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction in Patients With Left Bundle Branch Block.” Am J Cardiol 137 (December 15, 2020): 39–44. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjcard.2020.09.034.

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Field, Michael E., Michael R. Gold, Motiur Rahman, Laura Goldstein, Sonia Maccioni, Abhishek Srivastava, Rahul Khanna, Jonathan P. Piccini, and Daniel J. Friedman. “Healthcare utilization and cost in patients with atrial fibrillation and heart failure undergoing catheter ablation.” J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 31, no. 12 (December 2020): 3166–75. https://doi.org/10.1111/jce.14774.

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