Paul A. Friedman
Dr. Friedman is Professor of Medicine and Chair of the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota. He served as Director of the Cardiac Implantable Device Lab and Medical Director of Remote Monitoring, Center for Connected Care, Mayo Clinic. He has authored over 300 scientific publications, including books, book chapters, and original articles. He is a trained electrical engineer with over forty biomedical patents with a passion for application of engineering to enhance medical care. He was named a top Minnesota inventor. This background has allowed him to pursue his clinical and research interests that emphasize novel systems development and medical innovation. He has been active in the development of percutaneous epicardial systems to close the left atrial appendage, new biomedical sensors, and in the development of wearable patch-size electrodes for rhythm and physiologic monitoring. He has a particularly strong interest in cardiac device therapy and remote monitoring. In that practice he has extensive experience with automated detection of arrhythmias and remote detection of physiologic derangements using implantable devices. He has also served as principal investigator in multicenter multimillion dollar trials utilizing remote monitoring of patient physiologic data, and has experience in coordinating research activities, data acquisition, and systems processes across large geographical distances and national boundaries.