Dr. David Hayes received his Bachelor’s degree in Biology and Doctorate of Medicine, with distinction, from the University of Missouri in Kansas City, Missouri. He completed his Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine, and his Residency in Cardiovascular Disease, at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota. He also completed training in cardiac pacing at Montefiore Medical Center in New York, training in nuclear cardiology at Cornell University Medical Center in New York, and a Traveling Fellowship at the Surgical Clinic Val d’Or in Saint Cloud, France. He is a past Chair of the Cardiovascular Division, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, overseeing approximately 140 staff cardiologists and 700+ allied personnel.
He has lectured worldwide and his interests in cardiac implantable devices have resulted in many publications on various aspects of pacing, defibrillation, and cardiac resynchronization therapy. He has published in excess of 300 peer-reviewed manuscripts and 460 abstracts. He is a past‐president of the Heart Rhythm Society and served as Associate Editor of Heart Rhythm Journal.
Dr. Hayes administratively led the creation of an affiliated practice network for the Mayo Clinic which at the time of his retirement from Mayo Clinic included more than 40 member healthcare organizations in 25 states, and 9 international sites. During this same period he led international strategies for Mayo Clinic.
Following retirement from Mayo Clinic he became Chief Medical Officer for BIOTRONIK, Inc. In this newly created position Dr. Hayes will provide the insight of a clinician experienced in cardiac implantable electronic devices in the areas of research, education and product development.