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Lawrence B. Friedman, M.D.

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Lawrence B. Friedman, M.D.

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Specialties

  • Pediatrics
  • Adolescent Medicine-Pediatrics

Languages

English

Clinical Areas

Growth and development at puberty, HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases, behavioral problems of youth, chronic illness

Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics-Adolescent Medicine

Roles

  • Director, Division of Adolescent Medicine
  • Professor of Pediatrics

Research Interests

HIV and other STDs, prevention education, and Transition to Adult Care

Awards

Flowers Award
Best Doctors
Best Doctors in America
Friends Award
Pfizer Visiting Professorship to University of Missouri
Top Pediatrician

Education

1985 Fellowship
Jackson Memorial Hospital, University of Miami - Affiliated Medical Education Program
1983 Residency
Jackson Memorial Hospital, University of Miami - Affiliated Medical Education Program
1980 Combined BA/MD
University of Missouri-Kansas City
1980 Combined BA/MD
University of Missouri-Kansas City

Biography

Lawrence B. Friedman, MD has been the Director of the Division of Adolescent Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine since 1997. He has been involved with the care of teenagers and young adults since 1985, including as an educator of medical students and residents within the Department of Pediatrics. The multidisciplinary team of professionals under his direction offer comprehensive primary and specialty health care services, mental health support, and referral to other medical center specialists as needed. The Special Adolescent Clinic (SAC) for HIV-infected youth serves as a component of the Ryan White CARE Act Part D family-centered efforts in the Departments of Pediatrics and Obstetrics here. Dr. Friedman has participated as an investigator in the Pediatric AIDS Clinical Trials Group research studies here since 1999. As a member of the NIH’s Adolescent Medicine Trials Network for HIV/AIDS Interventions (2001-2011), his service collaborates with other centers across the country around youth HIV research issues.   He previously was the Principal Investigator as well at the most active site of the NICHD’s longitudinal REACH Study of HIV-infected adolescents (1994-2001). The Florida Department of Health-affiliated Adolescent Counseling and Testing Service (ACTS) for HIV testing and STD screening is aimed at young people as a unique outreach service for education and prevention.  Since 2001, he has served as the adolescent HIV expert for the regional Florida/Caribbean AIDS Education and Training Center, as well.  In addition, Dr. Friedman is active in the Florida Department of Health's Children's Medical Services program as an expert in adolescent health care and transitional services.

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