Daniel B. Friedman, MD Joins Presbyterian Heart Group
Native New Mexican an Expert in Preventive Cardiology and Rehabilitation
News Release: January 3, 1997
Albuquerque, NM -- Last month, Daniel B. Friedman, MD, joined Presbyterian's newly formed and Albuquerque based Heart Group. Dr. Friedman has been seeing patients in Tucumcari for over 3 years. He will continue to operate his clinic located in the Trigg Memorial Hospital and consult on cardiovascular issues. To schedule an appointment, patients should call Presbyterian Heart Group at 1-800-734-4278.
The Heart Group consists of five cardiologists and two cardiothoracic surgeons. The seven physicians were already on the medical staff of Presbyterian Hospital and formerly practiced as independent physicians in Albuquerque. The Presbyterian Heart Group will become the corner stone of Presbyterian's heart program.
Dr. Friedman is a native New Mexican. He earned his undergraduate degree in Spanish at Amherst College and his Medical degree at Duke University. He completed his internal medicine residency, cardiology fellowship and served as an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Texas, Southwestern. While at the University of Texas, he founded the cardiac rehabilitation program. Dr. Friedman moved back to New Mexico in 1994 where he has been practicing cardiology. Dr. Friedman is an expert in preventive cardiology and actively works in cardiac rehabilitation. Currently, he is director of non invasive cardiac services at Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque.
Presbyterian's Heart Program has been in existence since 1970 and currently ranks among the top 5% in the nation for volumes and quality outcomes of heart care. New Mexico's only option for comprehensive heart care, the Heart Center is the sole center for organ transplantation, provides adult and pediatric cardiology and surgery, as well as rehabilitation and cardiovascular laboratory services. The Heart Center is owned by Presbyterian Healthcare Services, the state's largest not-for-profit healthcare delivery organization.