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

Pokorney, Sean D., Eric Black-Maier, Anne S. Hellkamp, Daniel J. Friedman, Sreekanth Vemulapalli, Christopher B. Granger, Laine Thomas, Eric D. Peterson, and Jonathan P. Piccini. “Oral Anticoagulation and Cardiovascular Outcomes in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation and End-Stage Renal Disease.” J Am Coll Cardiol 75, no. 11 (March 24, 2020): 1299–1308. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacc.2020.01.019.

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32192656
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Zeitler, Emily P., Daniel J. Friedman, Zak Loring, Kristen B. Campbell, Sarah A. Goldstein, Zachary K. Wegermann, Jane Schutz, et al. “Complications involving the subcutaneous implantable cardioverter-defibrillator: Lessons learned from MAUDE.” Heart Rhythm 17, no. 3 (March 2020): 447–54. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hrthm.2019.09.024.

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31561032
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Polcwiartek, Christoffer, Kristian Kragholm, Steen M. Hansen, Brett D. Atwater, Daniel J. Friedman, Carlo A. Barcella, Claus Graff, et al. “Electrocardiogram Characteristics and Their Association With Psychotropic Drugs Among Patients With Schizophrenia.” Schizophr Bull 46, no. 2 (February 26, 2020): 354–62. https://doi.org/10.1093/schbul/sbz064.

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31219596
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Atwater, Brett D., Kasper Emerek, Peter L. Sørensen, Steen M. Hansen, Zak Loring, Claus Graff, Christoffer Polcwiartek, Joseph Kisslo, Peter Søgaard, and Daniel J. Friedman. “PR Prolongation predicts inadequate resynchronization with biventricular pacing in left bundle branch block.” Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 42, no. 11 (November 2019): 1477–85. https://doi.org/10.1111/pace.13802.

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31509260
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Friedman, Daniel J., Kasper Emerek, Steen Møller Hansen, Christoffer Polcwiartek, Peter L. Sørensen, Zak Loring, Joanne Sutter, et al. “Non-invasively quantified changes in left ventricular activation predict outcomes in patients undergoing cardiac resynchronization therapy.” J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 30, no. 11 (November 2019): 2475–83. https://doi.org/10.1111/jce.14192.

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31535746
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Friedman, Daniel J., Stephen J. Greene, Jonathan P. Piccini, Sreekanth Vemulapalli, and Kevin P. Jackson. “Watchman implantation in a patient with left atrial appendage thrombus.” J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 30, no. 9 (September 2019): 1694–95. https://doi.org/10.1111/jce.14031.

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31192503
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Friedman, Daniel J., Sean D. Pokorney, Rahul Khanna, Laura Goldstein, Brett D. Atwater, Tristram D. Bahnson, James P. Daubert, et al. “Catheter Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation With and Without On-Site Cardiothoracic Surgery.” J Am Coll Cardiol 73, no. 19 (May 21, 2019): 2487–89. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacc.2019.02.036.

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31076234
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Emerek, Kasper, Daniel J. Friedman, Peter L. Sørensen, Steen M. Hansen, Jacob M. Larsen, Niels Risum, Anna Margrethe Thøgersen, et al. “The Association of a classical left bundle Branch Block Contraction Pattern by vendor-independent strain echocardiography and outcome after cardiac resynchronization therapy.” Cardiovasc Ultrasound 17, no. 1 (May 21, 2019): 10. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12947-019-0160-4.

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31113440
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Andersen, Martin V., Cooper Moore, Peter Søgaard, Daniel Friedman, Brett D. Atwater, Kristine Arges, Melissa LeFevre, et al. “Quantitative Parameters of High-Frame-Rate Strain in Patients with Echocardiographically Normal Function.” Ultrasound Med Biol 45, no. 5 (May 2019): 1197–1207. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ultrasmedbio.2018.11.007.

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30773380
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Friedman, D. J., T. Chasten, K. Anderson, J. Mullenix, K. Rider, and A. Y. Sun. “Premature ventricular contraction response-induced new-onset atrial fibrillation.” Heartrhythm Case Reports 5, no. 3 (March 1, 2019): 120–23. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hrcr.2018.11.012.

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