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Susan Friedman, M.D., M.P.H.

Susan Friedman, M.D., M.P.H.

Geriatrics & Aging

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Certified Specialties

Geriatric Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine

Faculty Appointments

Professor - Department of Medicine, Highland Hospital (SMD)

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Credentials

Residency & Fellowship

Fellowship, Geriatric Medicine, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. 1992 - 1995

Residency, Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. 1989 - 1991

Internship, Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. 1988 - 1989

Education

MD | Northwestern University. 1988

Awards

Robert L. Berg, MD, Community Health / Health Care Crisis Award. 2021

Fellow. 2021

Best professional abstract. 2019

Best professional abstract. 2018

Highly Commended Medical Book Awards. 2017

"Shining Example". 2016

Division Aging Research award. 2016

Best overall poster. 2016

"Shining Example". 2015

Fellow. 2008

NIH K23 Career Development Award. 2000 - 2007

Pfizer / American Geriatrics Society Postdoctoral Fellowship. 1996 - 1998

Publications

Journal Articles

Promoting Healthy Aging During COVID-19: an AGS Healthy Aging Special Interest Group Statement.

Batsis, J.A.; Daniel, K.; Eckstrom, E.; Goldlist, K.; Kusz, H.; Lane, D.; Loewenthal, J.; Coll, P.P.; Friedman, S.M.

J Am Geriatr Soc. 2021; : 572-580.

Jumpstarting health with a 15-day whole-food plant-based program.

Friedman, S.M.; Barnett, C.H.; Franki, R.; Pollock, B.; Garver, B.; Barnett, T.D.

Am J Lifestyle Med. 2021; .

Lifestyle Medicine in the Midst of a Pandemic

Friedman, S.M.; Barnett, C.B.; Barnett, T.D.

Am J Lifestyle Med. 2020; 36.

American Geriatrics Society White Paper on Healthy Aging Executive Summary

Friedman, S. M.; Mulhausen, P.; Cleveland, M.L.; Coll, P.P.; Daniel, K.M.; Hayward, A.D.; Shah, K.; Skudlarska, B.; White, H.K.

Journal of the American Geriatric Society. 2018; .

American Geriatrics Society White Paper on Healthy Aging.

Friedman, S. M.; Mulhausen, P.; Cleveland, M.L.; Coll, P.P.; Daniel, K.M.; Hayward, A.D.; Shah, K.; Skudlarska, B.; White, H.K.

J Am Geriatr Soc. 2018; .

Response to "Healthy ageing: evidence that improvement is possible at every age"

Friedman, S. M.

European Geriatric Medicine. 2016; .

Frailty and Short-term Outcomes in Patients with Hip Fracture.

Kistler, E.; Nicholas, J.A.; Friedman, S.M.

Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation. 2015; 6(3): 209-214.

Hospital readmission after hip fracture.

Kates SL; Behrend C; Mendelson DA; Cram P; Friedman SM.

Archives of Orthopaedic Trauma and Surgery. 2015; 135(3): 329-337.

Failing to focus on healthy aging: A frailty of our discipline?

Friedman SM; Shah K; Hall WJ.

Journal of the American Geriatric Society. 2015; 63: 1459-1462.

Anticoagulation management in individuals with hip fracture.

Gleason LJ,; Mendelson DA; Kates SL; Friedman SM.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2014; 62(1): 159-164.

Case Discussion: Hip Fracture in a Patient on Hospice with Dementia and Anemia.

Friedman, SM; Clark, N; Nicholas, J; Bukata, SV.

Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation. 2013; 4(1): 26-32.

"Geriatricizing" Hospitalists: Identifying Educational Opportunities.

Friedman, SM; Gillespie, SM; Medina-Walpole, AM; Caprio, TV; Karuza, J; McCann, RM.

Gerontology and Geriatrics Education. 2013; : 1-12.

"Hip fracture management."

Chang, W;Friedman, SM.

Hospital Medicine Clinics. 2013; 2(3): e399-e421.

Diagnosis and Treatment of Osteoporosis in High Risk Patients Prior to Hip Fracture.

Gleason, L.J.; Menzies, I.B.; Mendelson, D.A.; Kates, S.L.; Friedman, S.M.

Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation. 2012; 3: 79-83.

The impact of comorbidity on peri-operative outcomes of hip fractures in a Geriatric Fracture model.

Menzies, I.B.; Kates, S.L.; Mendelson, D.A.; Friedman, S.M.

Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation. 2012; .

Barriers to implementation of an organized Geriatric Fracture Program.

Kates, S.L.; O'Malley, N.; Friedman, S.M.; Mendelson, D.A. GOS 2012; 3: 8-16.

Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation. 2012; 3(1): 8-16.

Case Discussion: Hip Fracture in a Patient with Severe Pulmonary Hypertension.

Friedman, SM; White, RJ; Finkelstein, S; Kellam, J; Allen, E; Sip, AK; Stanton. R.

Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation. 2012; 3(3): 135-40.

A Guide to Improving the Care of Patients With Fragility Fractures.

Bukata, S.V.; DiGiovanni, B.F., Friedman, S.M., et al.

Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation. 2011; 2(1): 5-37.

Case Discussion: Large Volume Blood Loss and Delirium in a Patient With Subtrochanteric Fracture, Dementia, and Multiple Comorbidities.

Christmas, C; Mears, S.C.; Sieber ,F.E.; Votsis, J.; Wood, R.C.; Friedman, S.M.

Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation. 2011; 2(5-6): 172-180.

The value of an organized fracture program for the elderly: early results."

Kates, S.L.; Mendelson, D.A.; Friedman, S.M.

J Orthop Trauma. 2011; 25(4): 233-237.

The role of medical specialists. In: A Guide to Improving the Care of Patients with Fragility Fractures

Mendelson, D.; Friedman, S.

Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation. 2011; 2(1): 30.

Data collection, quality assurance, and research. In: A Guide to Improving the Care of Patients with Fragility Fractures.

Mendelson, D.; Friedman, S.

Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation. 2011; 2(1): 31.

Ortho-geriatric service--a literature review comparing different models.

Kammerlander C, Roth T, Friedman SM, Suhm N, Luger TJ, Kammerlander-Knauer U, Krappinger D, Blauth M

Osteoporosis international : a journal established as result of cooperation between the European Foundation for Osteoporosis and the National Osteoporosis Foundation of the USA.. 2010 December 21 (Suppl 4):S637-46. Epub 11/06/2010.

The 1-year mortality of patients treated in a hip fracture program for elders

Schnell, S.; Friedman, S.M.; Mendelson, D.A.; Bingham, K.W.; Kates, S.L.

Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation. 2010; 1: 6-14.

Comparison of an organized geriatric fracture program to United States government data

Kates, S.L.; Blake, D.; Mingham, K.W.; Kates, O.S.; Mendelson, D.A.; Friedman, S.M.

Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation. 2010; 1: 15-21.

Dementia and hip fractures: development of a pathogenic framework for understanding and studying risk

Friedman, S.M.; Menzies, I.B.; Bukata, S.V.; Mendelson, D.A.; Kates, S.L.

Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation. 2010; 1(2): 52-62.

The prevention and clinical management of hip fractures in patients with dementia

Menzies, I.B.; Mendelson, D.A., Kates, S.L., Friedman, S.M.

Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation. 2010; 1(2): 63-72.

Co-managed care for fragility hip fractures (Rochester Model).

Kates S.L.; Mendelson D.A.; Friedman S.M.

Osteoporosis International. 2010; 21(Suppl 4): S621-S625.

Impact of a comanaged Geriatric Fracture Center on short-term hip fracture outcomes.

Friedman SM, Mendelson DA, Bingham KW, Kates SL

Archives of internal medicine.. 2009 October 12169 (18):1712-7. Epub 1900 01 01.

Hazards of hospitalization: residence prior to admission predicts outcomes.

Friedman SM, Mendelson DA, Bingham KW, McCann RM

The Gerontologist.. 2008 August 48 (4):537-41. Epub 1900 01 01.

Geriatric co-management of proximal femur fractures: total quality management and protocol-driven care result in better outcomes for a frail patient population.

Friedman SM, Mendelson DA, Kates SL, McCann RM

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.. 2008 July 56 (7):1349-56. Epub 05/22/2008.

Falls and fear of falling in long-term care enrollees

Gillespie, S. K.; Friedman, S. M.

Journal of the American Medical Directors' Association. 2007; 8(5): 307-313.

Informal caregivers and the risk of nursing home admission among individuals enrolled in the program of all-inclusive care for the elderly.

Friedman SM, Steinwachs DM, Temkin-Greener H, Mukamel DB

The Gerontologist.. 2006 August 46 (4):456-63. Epub 1900 01 01.

Characteristics predicting nursing home admission in the program of all-inclusive care for elderly people.

Friedman SM, Steinwachs DM, Rathouz PJ, Burton LC, Mukamel DB

The Gerontologist.. 2005 April 45 (2):157-66. Epub 1900 01 01.

Hospital to home: Improving internal medicine residents' understanding of the needs of older persons after a hospital stay.

Matter CA, Speice JA, McCann R, Mendelson DA, McCormick K, Friedman S, Medina-Walpole A, Clark NS

Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges.. 2003 August 78 (8):793-7. Epub 1900 01 01.

Falls and fear of falling: which comes first? A longitudinal prediction model suggests strategies for primary and secondary prevention.

Friedman SM, Munoz B, West SK, Rubin GS, Fried LP

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.. 2002 August 50 (8):1329-35. Epub 1900 01 01.

Hospitalization in the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE): rates, concomitants, and predictors.

Wieland D, Lamb VL, Sutton SR, Boland R, Clark M, Friedman S, Brummel-Smith K, Eleazer GP

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.. 2000 November 48 (11):1373-80. Epub 1900 01 01.

Mixed lens opacities and subsequent mortality.

West SK, Muñoz B, Istre J, Rubin GS, Friedman SM, Fried LP, Bandeen-Roche K, Schein OD

Archives of ophthalmology.. 2000 March 118 (3):393-7. Epub 1900 01 01.

Frequency of the Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator among nursing assistants

Daub, C.; Cresci, K;. Keyser, R.; Friedman, S.

Journal of Psychological Type. 2000; 54: 12-16.

A comparison of job satisfaction among nursing assistants in nursing homes and the Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE).

Friedman SM, Daub C, Cresci K, Keyser R

The Gerontologist.. 1999 August 39 (4):434-9. Epub 1900 01 01.

Characteristics of discrepancies between self-reported visual function and measured reading speed. Salisbury Eye Evaluation Project Team.

Friedman SM, Munoz B, Rubin GS, West SK, Bandeen-Roche K, Fried LP

Investigative ophthalmology & visual science.. 1999 April 40 (5):858-64. Epub 1900 01 01.

The geriatric medicine retreat: a learner-centered approach to individual training and program development

Ryan, S.D.; Friedman, S. M.; Auerbach, H.; O'Connor, K.G.; Stevens, T.E.

Gerontology and Geriatrics Education. 1999; 19(3): 1-20.

Increased fall rates in nursing home residents after relocation to a new facility.

Friedman SM, Williamson JD, Lee BH, Ankrom MA, Ryan SD, Denman SJ

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.. 1995 November 43 (11):1237-42. Epub 1900 01 01.

Differences between enrollees in three different models of long-term care

Friedman, S. M.; Steinwachs, D. M.; Mukamel, D. B.

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Preferences for ventilator support in older adults newly enrolled in long-term care

Caprio, A. J.; Moore, C.; McCann, R.; Friedman, S. M.

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Books

Evidence-based Orthopaedics (2020)

Chapter: Peri-operative medical management

Authors: Muniak J, Friedman SM, Nicholas J, Mendelson D

Publisher: Blackwell Publishing, Oxford 2020

Healthy Aging (2020)

Chapter: Lifestyle (Medicine) and Healthy Aging

Authors: Friedman SM

Publisher: Elsevier 2020

Healthy Aging (2020)

Chapter: Preface: Healthy aging: What do we mean, and how do we accomplish it?

Authors: Friedman SM

Publisher: Elsevier 2020

Geriatric Review Syllabus (2020)

Chapter: Healthy Aging

Authors: Friedman SM and Mulhausen P

Publisher: American Geriatric Society, New York 2020

Healthy Aging (2020)

Authors: Susan Friedman, editor.

Publisher: Elsevier 2020

Healthy Aging – A complete guide to clinical management (2019)

Chapter: Interface between healthy aging, longevity, disease and disability

Authors: Friedman SM

Publisher: Springer International Publishing 2019

Osteoporotic Fracture Care – Medical and Surgical Management (2018)

Chapter: Postoperative medical management

Authors: Muniak J and Friedman SM

Publisher: AO Foundation 2018

Musculoskeletal Trauma in the Elderly. (2016)

Chapter: Outcome after fracture.

Authors: S.M. Friedman

Publisher: CRC Press/Taylor and Francis., Boca Raton 2016

Musculoskeletal Trauma in the Elderly (2016)

Chapter: Osteoporosis

Authors: Stavrakis A, Bukata S, Friedman S.

Publisher: Taylor and Francis 2016

Evidence-based Orthopaedics (2012)

Chapter: "Peri-operative medical management."

Authors: Mendelson DA, Friedman SM, Nicholas J.

Publisher: Blackwell Publishing, Oxford 2012

Case-based Geriatrics: A Global Approach (2011)

Chapter: Hip Fractures

Authors: Friedman, S.M.; Mendelson, D.A.; Kates, S.L.

Publisher: McGraw Hill, New York 2011

Issues in Low Vision Rehabilitation: Service Delivery, Policy, and Funding (2001)

Chapter: Overview of geriatric medicine

Authors: J. M. Tielsch, G. S. Rubin, M. M. Leinhaus, R W. Massof, S. F. Wainapel, M. J. Fishburn, S. M. Friedman et al

Publisher: AFB Press, New York, NY 2001

Geriatric Review Syllabus (1995)

Chapter: Community-based long-term care

Authors: S. M. Friedman

Publisher: American Geriatrics Society 1995

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