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Daniel L. Cortez, MD

Pediatric Cardiologist, Electrophysiology Cardiologist

Health Networks

  • University of Minnesota Physicians

Languages I Speak

  • English
  • Spanish

Hospital Privileges

  • University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital
  • University of Minnesota Medical Center
  • Maple Grove Hospital

Care Philosophy

I believe the person being treated, whether pediatric or adult-aged, should have a good grasp of the care being provided, why they need the care, and should be an integral part of the decision making in treatment options. I believe in seeing families together, including parents with their children.

Care and Clinical Interests

  • Adult and pediatric congenital heart disease
  • Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy
  • Brugada syndrome
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • Long QT syndrome
  • Other diseases causing heart failure
  • Pacemakers/defibrillators including subcutaneous and resynchronization devices
  • Supraventricular and ventricular arrhythmias

Education, Training and Certifications

Medical Schools

  • University of Illinois, Chicago, IL

Residencies

  • Children's Hospital of Orange County, Orange, California (Pediatrics)

Fellowships

  • Children's Hospital of Colorado/University of Colorado, Aurora, CO (Pediatric Cardiology)
  • Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA (Combined Pediatric/Adult Electrophysiology)

Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics - American Board of Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Cardiology - American Board of Pediatrics

Recognition and Leadership

Recognition

  • Young Investigator Award Winner, STAFF conference, Vence, France (2015)
  • Young Investigator Award Finalist, Heart Rhythm Society, Boston, MA (2015)
  • Young Investigator Award Finalist, International Congress on Electrocardiology, Bratislava, Slovakia (2014)
  • Young Investigator Award Finalist, International Congress on Electrocardiology, Lund, Sweden (2010)
  • Oral Presentation Finalist, Western Society of Pediatric Cardiology, Dana Point, CA (2014)
  • Oral Presentation Finalist, Western Society of Pediatric Cardiology, Skamania, WA (2012)

Leadership

  • Heartfelt Cardiac Program (Board of Directors)
  • Heart Rhythm Society (Member)
  • Pediatric Adult Congenital Electrophysiology Society (Member)
  • Heart Rhythm Society (Reviewer, 2017-present)
  • Heart (Reviewer, 2017-present)
  • Journal of Electrocardiology (Reviewer, 2017-present)
  • Cardiology in the Young (Reviewer, 2017-present)
  • Life Sciences (Reviewer, 2017-present)

Academic Information

Assistant Professor

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