David Holmes MD
Director and Advisory Board
Internal Medicine and Cardiology
David Holmes MD: Director and Advisory Board – Internal Medicine and Cardiology of American Health
He is a practicing Physician, a Director at Mayo Clinic and a Past President of the American College of Cardiology
David R. Holmes, Jr., M.D., is the Scripps Professor in Cardiovascular Medicine at the Mayo Clinic in honor of Dr. George Gura, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. He has been a member of the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine for 40 years, primarily involved in interventional cardiology, electrophysiology and pacing, patient care and cardiovascular education.
Dr. Holmes is an interventional cardiologist and very much enjoys the practice of interventional cardiology taking care of patients with all types of cardiovascular diseases. He has been involved in multiple research studies both as a clinical investigator and as the principal investigator. He was the director of Electrophysiology and Pacing, Mayo Clinic and Mayo Foundation from 1981 to 1985 and then became the director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory from 1984 to 2003.
His subspecialty interests include the development of strategies for stroke prevention in the setting of nonvalvular atrial fibrillation, treatment of pulmonary vein stenosis, valvular heart disease, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and acute and chronic coronary artery disease. In addition to patient care, he works in the cardiac catheterization laboratory specializing in interventional cardiology procedures, procedures for left atrial appendage occlusion, structural heart disease, treatment of pulmonary vein stenosis, and acute and chronic coronary artery disease patients. He has a passion for research and education: is involved in educating medical students, fellows and practicing cardiologists both at Mayo Clinic and national and international meetings. He has been a past president of the Society of Cardiac Angiography as well as a past president of the American College of Cardiology. He has been on the Board of the Trustees of the American College of Cardiology and has been a member of several national guideline committee recommendations related to structural heart disease.
Research Interests: Structural heart disease, stroke prevention in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation, treatment of pulmonary vein stenosis, acute and coronary artery disease syndromes, stroke prevention and hemodynamics.
Awards and Honors: Paul Dudley White visiting professorship; American Heart Association Affiliate Eugene Drake award; ACC Distinguished scientist award; Masters Faculty privileges in clinical research Carl Withers Award; honorary fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, Master of American College of Cardiology (MACC); fellow of the European Society of Cardiology (FESC); Medical College of Wisconsin Alumnus of the year; FDA leveraging collaboration award; TVT registry Thompson Righters highly cited researcher Chein Foundation for outstanding lectureship and lifetime achievement award in PCI and Irish cardiac society honoree membership award