Dr. Paul Friedman is a Professor of Medicine and Chair of the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota. He is an ABIM board certified in cardiovascular medicine and cardiac electrophysiology. Previously, Dr. Friedman served as Director of the Cardiac Implantable Device Lab, Mayo Clinic. He is a trained electrical engineer, with deep experience in innovation (> 40 patents issued, named Minnesota Top Inventor), and scientific research (> 250 scientific original publications). He is a committed educator, serving as a director for 5 national and international meetings, editor of 7 textbooks, and author of over 60 book chapters. He is a frequent visiting professor and lecturer at educational meetings.