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

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

Contact Information

Highland Hospital
1000 South Avenue
Box 58
Rochester, NY 14620

Office: (585) 341-6770
Fax: (585) 341-8305

Professional Bio

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 interests are in health services and outcomes research, and include models of long-term care, falls and fractures in older adults, comorbidity, and healthy aging.

Awards & Honors (National)

NIH K23 Career Development Award 2000 - 2007
Pfizer / American Geriatrics Society Postdoctoral Fellowship 1996 - 1998

Awards & Honors (Local)

"Shining example" | Highland Hospital 2016
Division Aging Research award | Division of Geriatrics and Aging 2016
"Shining Example" | Highland Hospital 2015

Recent Journal Articles

Showing the 5 most recent journal articles. 40 available »

Friedman, S. M. "Response to "Healthy ageing: evidence that improvement is possible at every age"". European Geriatric Medicine. 2016; .
Kistler, E.; Nicholas, J.A.; Friedman, S.M. "Frailty and Short-term Outcomes in Patients with Hip Fracture." Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation. 2015; 6(3): 209-214.
Kates SL; Behrend C; Mendelson DA; Cram P; Friedman SM. "Hospital readmission after hip fracture." Archives of Orthopaedic Trauma and Surgery. 2015; 135(3): 329-337.
Friedman SM; Shah K; Hall WJ. "Failing to focus on healthy aging: A frailty of our discipline?". Journal of the American Geriatric Society. 2015; 63: 1459-1462.
Gleason LJ,; Mendelson DA; Kates SL; Friedman SM. "Anticoagulation management in individuals with hip fracture." Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2014; 62(1): 159-164.

Current Appointments

Associate Professor - Department of Medicine, Highland Hospital (SMD) - Primary


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


MPH | Public Health | Northwestern Univ-Chicago Cmp1992
MD | Medicine | Northwestern Univ Medical Sch1988
BS | Pre-Medical | Northwestern University1985

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Geriatrics at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center07/01/1992 - 06/30/1995
Residency in Medicine at Johns Hopkins Bayview (Formerly Baltimore City and Francis Scott Key Med Ctr.)07/01/1989 - 06/30/1991
Internship in Medicine at Johns Hopkins Bayview (Formerly Baltimore City and Francis Scott Key Med Ctr.)07/01/1988 - 6/30/1989