Eli A. Friedman

Eli Friedman

Title: Nephrologist, Distinguished Teaching Professor of Medicine
Company: State University of New York Health Science Center
Location: Brooklyn, New York, United States

Eli A. Friedman, Nephrologist and Distinguished Teaching Professor of Medicine at the State University of New York Health Science Center, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in medicine.

Dr. Friedman demonstrates an expertise in his field derived from his 56 years of professional experience at the State University of New York Health Science Center in Brooklyn, NY. Since 1992, he has excelled as a distinguished teaching professor and nephrologist, where he specializes in kidney care and treating diseases of the kidneys. Additionally, he has consulted for various veterans’ hospitals in the New York Metropolitan area, served as attending physician for the Kings County Hospital Center, and served as a faculty member for the chief division of renal disease at the Downstate Medical Center. A leader and expert in his field, Dr. Friedman previously found success in roles including deputy chair of the department of medicine for the State University of New York, professor of medicine for the New York Health Science Center, assistant professor of medicine for the Downstate Medical Center, epidemic intelligence officer for the Communicable Disease Center in Atlanta, GA, and assistant professor of medicine at Emory University.

Dr. Friedman’s career-related work has been extensive and impactful. Since the late 1970s, he has been involved with the Cleveland Foundation, the American Bureau for Medical Aid to China, and the Brooklyn Nephrology Foundation, where he is a member of the board of directors. Previously, he was a George E. Schreiner Lecturer at Canisius College, a visiting professor for Vanderbilt University, a Helen and Payne Whitney Lecturer at the North Shore University Hospital, a Research Grants Council Reviewer for the National Natural Science Foundation of China, and a faculty member in Nephrology at the University of Naples, Italy.

Dr. Friedman chose a career in the medical field because he was always interested in helping others, a tradition which started when he was a Boy Scout. He prepared for his career by earning a Bachelor of Science from Brooklyn College in 1953 and an MD from the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center in 1957. Thereafter, he completed an internship in medicine at Harvard Medical School, a fellowship with the American Heart Association at Harvard University, and a senior residency in medicine at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital. Dr. Friedman is licensed by numerous medical institutions including the American College of Physicians, the American Board of Internal Medicine and Nephrology, and the National Board of Medical Examiners.

A respected voice in the field, Dr. Friedman is affiliated with multiple industry organizations. He is a member of the International Society for Geriatric Nephrology and Urology, the United States Renal Data Systems, the American College of Physicians, the International Society of Artificial Organs, the Veterans Administration of Nephrology, the International Society for Hemodialysis, the National Institute of Nephrology, the International Society of Nephrology, and the Royal College of Physicians. Additionally, he is active with the Royal Society of Medicine, the German Society of Clinical Nephrology, the American Federation for Clinical Research, the American Association of Immunologists, the Clinical Nephrology Dialysis and Transplant Forum, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He has further been involved with the New York Diabetes Association, the American Diabetes Association, the American Society of Immunology, the Transplantation Society, and the Association of American Physicians.

In recognition of his professional excellence, Dr. Friedman earned a lifetime achievement award at the Annual Dialysis Conference, an Alumni Award in Nephrology, an Excellence Award in Postgraduate Teaching, a Samuel L. Kountz Award from Howard University, an International Torchbearer Award for his work in Organ Transplantation and Kidney Disease, a Medal of Excellence Award, an Award from the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, and a recognition award from the New York Regional Transplant Program. Additionally, he was listed in New York Super Doctors, Top Doctors in America, and America’s Top Doctors. Looking toward the future, Dr. Friedman intends to continue in his tremendous work in the field of medicine and nephrology.

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