2017 Medical Director

Adam Friedman, MD, FAAD

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Associate Professor of Dermatology
Residency Program Director
Director of Translational Research
Director of Supportive Oncodermatology
Department of Dermatology
George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Washington, DC

Adam Friedman, MD, FAAD is an Associate Professor of Dermatology and serves as Residency Program Director, Director of Translational Research, and Director of the Supportive Oncodermatology Program in the Department of Dermatology at The George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences. Dr. Friedman completed his undergraduate training at the University of Pennsylvania and graduated with Distinction in Dermatologic Research at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. He completed his internship at New York Hospital Queens, and returned to Einstein for his Dermatology residency and was appointed Chief Resident during his final year. Dr. Friedman joined the Einstein faculty after graduation from 2010-2015, during which time he was the Director of Dermatologic Research, Director of the Translational Research Fellowship, and the Associate Program Director.

Dr. Friedman is currently investigating novel nanotechnologies that allow for controlled and sustained delivery of a wide spectrum of physiologically and medicinally relevant molecules, with an emphasis on treating infectious diseases, accelerating wound healing, immune modulation, and correcting vascular dysfunction. He holds multiple patents derived from these investigations, and has published over 150 papers/chapters and 2 textbooks on both his research as well as a variety of clinical areas in dermatology with an emphasis on emerging medical therapies. In line with his clinical and research interests, he serves as Vice President of the Nanodermatology society, Vice Chair of the Dermatology Section of the New York Academy of Medicine as well as a Fellow Ambassador. He has received multiple awards such as the American Dermatologic Association Young Leader Award, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Cutting Edge Research Award, the 2017 Elle Beauty Genius Award, the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology Leader in Photoprotection award, and the La Roche Posay North American Foundation Research award. Most recently, he was added to the Washingtonian Top Doctors list in 2017 as well as was is a recipient of the Marquis Who’s Who 2017 Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award.

Dr. Friedman’s clinical interests span the gamut of medical and pediatric dermatology, including acne, eczema, psoriasis, skin infections, hair loss, wound healing, urticaria, blistering diseases, lupus, sarcoidosis, and skin cancer to name a few. He is a dermatology expert for healthguru.com, cutis.com, and everydayhealth.com, and hosts an online series titled “Ask an Expert” and the JDD Podcast “Ask the Investigator”. Dr. Friedman is also committed to resident and medical education. He currently serves as the deputy chair of the AAD Poster Task Force, is the Senior Editor of the Dermatology In-Review Online Workshop, Krazy Kodachromes, and Director of the Oakstone Institute’s Dermatology Board Review and Dermatology for Primary Care series.