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

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Office: (585) 341-6770

Fax: (585) 341-8305

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentNot Accepting New Patients

Faculty Appointments

Patient Care Setting

Geriatrics & Aging

Biography

Professional Background

Dr. Friedman received her BSM, MD, and MPH degrees from Northwestern University in Chicago. She completed her residency in General Internal Medicine at Hopkins Bayview in Baltimore, before doing a 3-year Geriatrics fellowship at Johns Hopkins University. After 5 years on faculty at Johns Hopkins, based at Hopkins Bayview, she moved to the University of Rochester in 2000. Her research focuses on health services and outcomes research, and includes models of long-term care, falls and fractures in older adults, comorbidity, and healthy aging. She was one of the first group of physicians in the US to be board-certified in Lifestyle Medicine in 2017, and has focused recent clinical, teaching, program development, and research efforts on fostering healthy aging through Lifestyle Medicine.

Credentials

Specialties

  • Geriatric Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine

Education

1988
MD | Northwestern University Medical School

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/1992 - 06/30/1995
Fellowship in Geriatrics at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

07/01/1989 - 06/30/1991
Residency in Medicine at Johns Hopkins Bayview (Formerly Baltimore City and Francis Scott Key Med Ctr.)

07/01/1988 - 6/30/1989
Internship in Medicine at Johns Hopkins Bayview (Formerly Baltimore City and Francis Scott Key Med Ctr.)

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Awards

2019
Best professional abstract
Sponsor: American College of Lifestyle Medicine national meeting
Location: Orlando, FL

2018
Best professional abstract
Sponsor: American College of Lifestyle Medicine national meeting
Location: Indianapolis, IN

2017
Highly Commended Medical Book Awards
Sponsor: British Medical Association

2016
"Shining Example"
Location: Highland Hospital

2016
Division Aging Research award
Location: Division of Geriatrics and Aging

2016
Best overall poster
Sponsor: American College of Lifestyle Medicine national meeting

2015
"Shining Example"
Location: Highland Hospital

2008 - Present
Fellow
Sponsor: American Geriatrics Society

2000 - 2007
NIH K23 Career Development Award

1996 - 1998
Pfizer / American Geriatrics Society Postdoctoral Fellowship

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Publications

Journal Articles

9/2020
Friedman, S.M.; Barnett, C.B.; Barnett, T.D. "Lifestyle Medicine in the Midst of a Pandemic". American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine. 2020; .

9/2020
Friedman, S.M.; Barnett, C.B.; Barnett, T.D. "Lifestyle Medicine in the Midst of a Pandemic". Am J Lifestyle Med. 2020; 36.

2018
Friedman, S. M.; Mulhausen, P.; Cleveland, M.L.; Coll, P.P.; Daniel, K.M.; Hayward, A.D.; Shah, K.; Skudlarska, B.; White, H.K. "American Geriatrics Society White Paper on Healthy Aging Executive Summary". Journal of the American Geriatric Society. 2018; .

Books & Chapters

2020
Chapter Title: Peri-operative medical management
Book Title: Evidence-based Orthopaedics
Author List: Muniak J, Friedman SM, Nicholas J, Mendelson D
Published By: Blackwell Publishing 2020 in Oxford

2020
Chapter Title: Preface: Healthy aging: What do we mean, and how do we accomplish it?
Book Title: Healthy Aging
Author List: Friedman SM
Published By: Elsevier 2020

2020
Chapter Title: Lifestyle (Medicine) and Healthy Aging
Book Title: Healthy Aging
Author List: Friedman SM
Published By: Elsevier 2020

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