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

Friedman, Daniel J., Rahul Khanna, and Jonathan P. Piccini. “Reply: Intracardiac Versus Transesophageal Echocardiography: If You Don't Compare Them You Don't Have the Answer.” Jacc Clin Electrophysiol 6, no. 7 (July 2020): 881–82. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacep.2020.05.014.

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32703576
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Fudim, Marat, Fatima Ali-Ahmed, Craig S. Parzynski, Andrew P. Ambrosy, Daniel J. Friedman, Sean D. Pokorney, Jeptha P. Curtis, et al. “Periprocedural Risk and Survival Associated With Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator Placement in Older Patients With Advanced Heart Failure.” Jama Cardiol 5, no. 6 (June 1, 2020): 643–51. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamacardio.2020.0391.

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32211811
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Black-Maier, Eric, Robert K. Lewis, Michael Rehorn, Rahul Loungani, Daniel J. Friedman, Camille Frazier-Mills, Kevin P. Jackson, et al. “Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator lead revision following left ventricular assist device implantation.” J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 31, no. 6 (June 2020): 1509–18. https://doi.org/10.1111/jce.14487.

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Friedman, Daniel J., Sean D. Pokorney, Amer Ghanem, Stephen Marcello, Iftekhar Kalsekar, Sashi Yadalam, Joseph G. Akar, et al. “Predictors of Cardiac Perforation With Catheter Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation.” Jacc Clin Electrophysiol 6, no. 6 (June 2020): 636–45. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacep.2020.01.011.

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Atwater, Brett D., Kasper Emerek, Zak Loring, Christoffer Polcwiartek, Kevin P. Jackson, and Daniel J. Friedman. “Frequency and causes of QRS prolongation during exercise electrocardiogram testing in biventricular paced patients with heart failure.” Heartrhythm Case Rep 6, no. 6 (June 2020): 308–12. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hrcr.2020.02.006.

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32577383
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Polcwiartek, Christoffer, Kristian Kragholm, Daniel J. Friedman, Brett D. Atwater, Claus Graff, Jonas B. Nielsen, Anders G. Holst, et al. “Long-Term Prognostic Value of Less-Stringent Electrocardiographic Q Waves and Fourth Universal Definition of Myocardial Infarction Q Waves.” The American Journal of Medicine 133, no. 5 (May 2020): 582-589.e7. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjmed.2019.08.056.

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31647913
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Friedman, Daniel J., and Jonathan P. Piccini. “When ablating over epicardial fat, consider the path of least resistance!.” J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 31, no. 5 (May 2020): 1125–27. https://doi.org/10.1111/jce.14382.

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32031307
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Loring, Zak, Daniel J. Friedman, Kasper Emerek, Claus Graff, Peter L. Sørensen, Steen M. Hansen, Bjorn Wieslander, Martin Ugander, Peter Søgaard, and Brett D. Atwater. “Lead one ratio in left bundle branch block predicts poor cardiac resynchronization therapy response.” Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 43, no. 5 (May 2020): 503–10. https://doi.org/10.1111/pace.13916.

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Friedman, Daniel J., Jeffrey G. Gaca, Tongrong Wang, S Chris Malaisrie, David R. Holmes, Jonathan P. Piccini, Rakesh M. Suri, et al. “Use of left atrial appendage occlusion among older cardiac surgery patients with preoperative atrial fibrillation: a national cohort study.” J Interv Card Electrophysiol 57, no. 3 (April 2020): 399–407. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10840-019-00519-w.

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30712076
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Liu, Peter R., Daniel J. Friedman, Adam S. Barnett, Kevin P. Jackson, James P. Daubert, and Jonathan P. Piccini. “Focal impulse and rotor modulation of atrial rotors during atrial fibrillation leads to organization of left atrial activation as reflected by waveform morphology recurrence quantification analysis and organizational index.” J Arrhythm 36, no. 2 (April 2020): 311–18. https://doi.org/10.1002/joa3.12311.

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32256880
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