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Medical and Sports Cardiologist Eli Friedman, M.D., FACC, joins Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute

Medical and sports cardiologist Eli Friedman, M.D., FACC, joins Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute, part of Baptist Health South Florida. Dr. Friedman serves as the Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute’s medical director of sports cardiology.


Eli Friedman, M.D., FACC

“We are pleased Dr. Friedman has joined Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute as our medical director of sports cardiology,” said Jonathon Fialkow, M.D., deputy director of the Institute, chief of cardiology and co-medical director of the lipid management program. “Sports cardiology is a new discipline in cardiovascular care, and Dr. Friedman is one of only a few cardiologists with expertise in this area. His unique skill set will be an asset to our patients and team.”

“The cardiac needs of athletes are quite different from those of the general population,” said Dr. Friedman. “I will bring an individualized approach to each patient’s plan of care so that they can perform at their best.”

Dr. Friedman joins Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute from Memorial Health System. There, he served as the chief of cardiac services at Memorial Regional Hospital and the system’s medical director of sports cardiology.

Dr. Friedman is the team cardiologist for Nova Southeastern University. Since 2018, he has helped develop the Heart of a Champion program through a partnership with OneBeat CPR and AED and the American Heart Association. This program teaches trainees – including coaches, student-athletes and athletic administrators – how to recognize and respond to cardiac arrest in a sports setting.

Dr. Friedman earned his medical degree from The Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University. He completed his internal medicine residency and cardiovascular disease fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Dr. Friedman is part of the Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute’s Cardiology Group. The team is composed of the most accomplished and respected professionals in their field. These top-tier physicians, advanced practice providers, medical assistants and clinical pharmacists work hand in hand to create a personalized approach for each and every patient. Because the cardiologists have expertise in a vast array of cardiology specialties, including advanced heart failure, cardio-oncology, clinical lipidology, resistant hypertension, vascular medicine and sports cardiology, they can focus on treating specific heart conditions with innovative solutions.

He will see patients at 7400 SW 87th Avenue, Suite 100, Miami, FL 33173.

About Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute
Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute is the largest and most comprehensive cardiovascular facility in the region. The team of multilingual, multidisciplinary specialists pioneered the development of minimally invasive techniques used to treat aneurysms, blockages in veins and arteries and holes in the heart. The Institute leverages the power of Baptist Health’s combined resources of experts, pioneering research, compassionate caregivers and leading-edge treatments and technology.

Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute is part of Baptist Health South Florida, the largest healthcare organization in the region, with 11 hospitals, more than 23,000 employees, 4,000 physicians and 100 outpatient centers, urgent care facilities and physician practices spanning across Miami-Dade, Monroe, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Baptist Health has internationally renowned centers of excellence in cancer, cardiovascular care, orthopedics and sports medicine, and neurosciences. In addition, it includes Baptist Health Medical Group; Baptist Health Quality Network; and Baptist Health Care On Demand, a virtual health platform. A not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to its faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence, Baptist Health has been recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America and by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. For more information, visit and connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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