Peter A. Noseworthy, M.D.
- Senior Associate Consultant, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases
- Assistant Professor of Medicine
What moment or experience in your life influenced your decision to be a clinician?
It's hard to pinpoint a single experience that influenced my decision to pursue medicine, but I've always been drawn to the fact that medicine represents the intersection of science and humanity. The application of scientific knowledge and discovery to patient care is both intellectually challenging and emotionally sustaining. I'm certainly very happy to have chosen to dedicate myself to this field; I find great meaning in the practice of medicine.
What motivated you to become a Kern Scholar?
My field, clinical cardiac electrophysiology, is particularly ripe for health care delivery research, as the field is comparatively young and new technologies are constantly emerging. As a result, there is considerable variation in practice, which provides opportunities to observe natural experiments and identify best practices. Furthermore, our interventions are resource intensive, so understanding the optimal application of these technologies could greatly improve the value of care delivery.
What is your focus as a scholar within the Mayo Clinic Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery?
My work thus far has focused on examining the risk of stroke and other outcomes in patients with atrial fibrillation, particularly those treated with catheter ablation. My ongoing research involves assessing cost-effectiveness of various approaches to atrial fibrillation care as well as developing strategies for translating our findings to clinical practice.
How will your research improve patient care or impact public health?
I hope that my research will help improve the efficiency and quality of cardiac electrophysiology care through comparative evidence of treatment options and identification of best practices.
Why did you choose Mayo Clinic to pursue your career?
I was drawn to the rich clinical practice and research opportunities, the culture of excellence, and core value of prioritizing the needs of our patients above all else. I am very proud to be a part of the Mayo Clinic community.