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., Marat Fudim, Robert Overton, Linda K. Shaw, Divyang Patel, Sean D. Pokorney, Eric J. Velazquez, and Sana M. Al-Khatib. “The relationship between baseline and follow-up left ventricular ejection fraction with adverse events among primary prevention ICD patients.” Am Heart J 201 (July 2018): 17–24. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ahj.2018.03.017.

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29910051
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Friedman, Daniel J., Craig S. Parzynski, E Kevin Heist, Andrea M. Russo, Joseph G. Akar, James V. Freeman, Jeptha P. Curtis, and Sana M. Al-Khatib. “Ventricular Fibrillation Conversion Testing After Implantation of a Subcutaneous Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator: Report From the National Cardiovascular Data Registry.” Circulation 137, no. 23 (June 5, 2018): 2463–77. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.117.032167.

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29463509
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Malaisrie, S Chris, Patrick M. McCarthy, Jane Kruse, Roland Matsouaka, Adin-Cristian Andrei, Maria V. Grau-Sepulveda, Daniel J. Friedman, James L. Cox, and J Matthew Brennan. “Burden of preoperative atrial fibrillation in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting.” J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 155, no. 6 (June 2018): 2358-2367.e1. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2018.01.069.

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29523404
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Sharma, Abhinav, Sana M. Al-Khatib, Justin A. Ezekowitz, Lauren B. Cooper, Christopher B. Fordyce, G. Michael Felker, Gust H. Bardy, et al. “Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators in heart failure patients with reduced ejection fraction and diabetes.” Eur J Heart Fail 20, no. 6 (June 2018): 1031–38. https://doi.org/10.1002/ejhf.1192.

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29761861
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Al-Khatib, Sana M., Daniel J. Friedman, and Gillian D. Sanders. “When Is It Safe Not to Reimplant an Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator at the Time of Battery Depletion?” Card Electrophysiol Clin 10, no. 1 (March 2018): 137–44. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ccep.2017.11.014.

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29428135
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Friedman, Daniel J., and Jonathan P. Piccini. “Predicting AF recurrence after catheter ablation: Is it time to use the force?” J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 29, no. 2 (February 2018): 272–73. https://doi.org/10.1111/jce.13408.

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29292862
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Friedman, Daniel J., Jonathan P. Piccini, Tongrong Wang, Jiayin Zheng, S Chris Malaisrie, David R. Holmes, Rakesh M. Suri, et al. “Association Between Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion and Readmission for Thromboembolism Among Patients With Atrial Fibrillation Undergoing Concomitant Cardiac Surgery.” Jama 319, no. 4 (January 23, 2018): 365–74. https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.2017.20125.

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29362794
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Friedman, Daniel J., Eric W. Black-Maier, Adam S. Barnett, Sean D. Pokorney, Sana M. Al-Khatib, Kevin P. Jackson, Tristram D. Bahnson, et al. “Left Atrial Appendage Electrical Isolation for Treatment of Recurrent Atrial Fibrillation: A Meta-Analysis.” Jacc Clin Electrophysiol 4, no. 1 (January 2018): 112–20. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacep.2017.07.007.

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29600775
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Zeitler, Emily P., Sana M. Al-Khatib, Daniel J. Friedman, Joo Yoon Han, Jeanne E. Poole, Gust H. Bardy, J Thomas Bigger, et al. “Predicting appropriate shocks in patients with heart failure: Patient level meta-analysis from SCD-HeFT and MADIT II.” In J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol, 28:1345–51, 2017. https://doi.org/10.1111/jce.13307.

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28744959
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