Deborah M. Friedman, MD
“We all strive to find meaning and importance in our lives. Passion occurs when our interests and talents coincide to allow us to pursue this goal. I have devoted my life to helping others and thus created meaning through medicine.”
- Professor of Pediatrics at and Co-chair for Research in Pediatric Cardiology at New York Medical College, 2008–present
- Department Chair of Pediatrics at Saint Barnabas Hospital, Livingston, NJ, 2005–2008
- Department Chair of Pediatrics at St. Luke’s – Roosevelt Hospital, New York, NY, 1995–2005
- President of Pediatric Cardiology Society of Greater New York, 1999–2001
- Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (FAAP) and the American College of Cardiology (FACC)
- Board-certified in pediatrics, pediatric cardiology, and pediatric critical care
- Published 200+ articles in peer-reviewed medical journals
- Received several awards, including Top Doctors: New York Metro Area, 2002–2014; Westchester Magazine: Top Doctors, 2010–2013; New York Magazine: Top Doctors; Humanitarian Award at Columbia University for a medical mission to Guatemala, 1995; and Teacher of the Year from the NYU Pediatric Residency program, 1993
- Fellowship in Pediatric Cardiology at New York University School of Medicine, NY, 1980–1983
- Residency in Pediatrics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Jacobi Medical Center, 1977–1980
- Degree in Medicine from University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Alpha Omega Alpha honorary medical society, IL, 1977
- Bachelor of Arts in Biology from University of Chicago, 1973
- “Stable to improved cardiac and pulmonary function in children with high-risk sickle cell disease following haploidentical stem cell transplantation.” Bone Marrow Transplant, vol. 56, no. 9, Sep 2021, doi: 10.1038/s41409-021-01298-7
- “Eltrombopag use for refractory immune thrombocytopenia in pregnancy: A case report.” Case Reports in Women’s Health, vol. 29, 26 Dec 2020, doi: 10.1016/j.crwh.2020.e00281
- “Hydroxychloroquine to Prevent Recurrent Congenital Heart Block in Fetuses of Anti-SSA/Ro-Positive Mothers.” Journal of the American College of Cardiology, vol. 76, no. 3, Jul 2020, doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2020.05.045
My Journey in Medicine
I have always been fascinated by science and medicine. Pediatrics allows me to care for delightful patients and families, promoting outcomes across their entire lifetime. Pediatric cardiology as a subspecialty is diverse, difficult, but rewarding.
Over the past four decades, I’ve taken on many roles: professor, researcher, clinician, and consultant. I’ve also served on several advisory boards and speakers’ bureaus. I have really enjoyed a long career of teaching the doctors of tomorrow, caring for young patients, and helping build a wealth of knowledge about pediatric care and cardiology through hundreds of research studies.
At Flo, I advise on content specific to young girls and menstruators, and I appreciate the opportunity to affect so many lives worldwide through this powerful app.
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