Atta Behfar, M.D., Ph.D.
Atta Behfar, M.D., Ph.D., is a senior associate consultant in the Division of Cardiovascular Diseases at Mayo Clinic. He is also an assistant professor of medicine at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. Dr. Behfar obtained his M.D.-Ph.D. degree in molecular pharmacology and experimental therapeutics from Mayo Graduate School in 2006.
During his career, Dr. Behfar has received several awards, including the Herman K. Gold Young Investigator Award from the American College of Cardiology in 2010 and the Presidential Award of the American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics in 2005. In addition, Dr. Behfar has been involved in the General Mills Foundation Clinician-Investigator Program since 2009.
Dr. Behfar conducts cardiovascular regeneration research within the Center for Regenerative Medicine at Mayo Clinic, focusing on the development of novel therapies to prevent and cure chronic heart conditions.