Eli Friedman, MD, FACC
Eli Friedman, M.D., FACC, is a medical and sports cardiologist at Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute, a part of Baptist Health South Florida. Dr. Friedman serves as the Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute’s medical director of sports cardiology.
Dr. Friedman joined 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 Inter Miami CF of Major League Soccer as well as for numerous local colleges and universities. He serves as a cardiology consultant to the United States Tennis Association's Sports Science Committee and is an advisory sports cardiologist for the Broward County Public Schools Sports Medicine & Student Wellness Committee. 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.
His research has been published in the Journal of Emergency Medical Services and Congestive Heart Failure. He has also co-authored educational content for the American College of Cardiology.
Dr. Friedman’s approach to patient care is to spend as much time – if not more – listening to his patients than talking. By doing so, he can incorporate each person’s beliefs, opinions and thoughts into a treatment plan instead of a “one-size-fits-all” approach. He believes it is everyone’s right to feel as good as possible. He considers it is his job to do everything he can to help by using the skills he’s been privileged to learn.
When he is not treating patients, Dr. Friedman enjoys spending time with his family, running, cycling and training.