Jacksonville, Florida Clinical Profile


The research of Daniel S. Yip, M.D., focuses on clinical trials and outcomes in advanced heart failure, mechanical circulatory support and heart transplantation. He participates in multiple clinical trials studying medical and device treatments in patients with advanced heart failure.

Dr. Yip has been involved in clinical trials and outcomes research in both temporary and durable ventricular assist devices. He studies outcomes in various phases of the heart transplant process, from pre-transplant, the transplant episode of care and results following heart transplants.

Dr. Yip's research interests also include communications in health care and patient experiences.

Focus areas

  • Outcomes in patients undergoing heart transplants. Patients who become critically ill while awaiting transplants are often supported by temporary mechanical assist devices. Dr. Yip studies outcomes of those individuals.
  • Preservation and perfusion of donor organs. Organ recovery systems are used to expand the donor pool. Dr. Yip studies outcomes following transplants using these systems.
  • Tools to improve health care communication.
  • Analysis of data obtained from surveying patient experiences.

Significance to patient care

Heart failure is a leading cause of death in the United States. Treatment of heart failure includes medicine, medical devices, mechanical assist devices and heart transplantation. Dr. Yip studies how devices are used for recovery or as a bridge to heart transplantation. It is through clinical trials that advances are made in the optimization of medical care to those with heart failure.

Effective communication is key to improved health care outcomes, improved compliance with medical treatment and fewer complaints. Improving how the health care team communicates with patients and colleagues leads to greater satisfaction and less burnout.

How patients experience health care is vital to their outcomes. There are a number of tools used to measure the patient experience. Dr. Yip studies data from these tools to optimize the patient experience by informing the practice of the voice of the patient.

Professional highlights

  • Medical director, Patient Experience Research, Mayo Clinic, 2013-present.
  • Faculty member, communication in health care, Program in Professionalism and Values, Mayo Clinic, 2011-present.
  • Medical director, Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation, Mayo Clinic, 2001-2019.


Primary Appointment

  1. Consultant, Division of Transplant Medicine, Department of Transplantation

Academic Rank

  1. Assistant Professor of Medicine


  1. Fellow - Advanced Heart Failure and Heart Transplantation Saint Louis University School of Medicine
  2. Fellow - Cardiovascular Diseases Saint Louis University School of Medicine
  3. Chief Cardiology Fellow Saint Louis University School of Medicine
  4. Chief Resident - Internal Medicine Saint Louis University School of Medicine
  5. Resident - Internal Medicine Saint Louis University School of Medicine
  6. MD American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine
  7. BS - Microbiology University of California, Los Angeles

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