Robert Friedman, MD

Professor of Medicine


Med School: Stanford University School of Medicine
Residency: Bronx Municipal Hospital

General field of research:

General Internal Medicine, Medical Informatics

Contact information:

801 Massachusetts Avenue, Crosstown 2, Boston, MA 02118

Phone: (617) 638-7580

Summary of Academic Interests:

Dr. Friedman is Professor of Medicine and Public Health at Boston University and Boston Medical Center. He is Chief of the Medical Information Systems Unit in the Section of General Internal Medicine where he directs a research group of 30 staff including 4 faculty in Medical Informatics research and education. He has been the recipient of 28 externally funded research grants including fifteen NIH grants, nine of which are currently active. His research is at the interface between information technology and clinical medicine/public health and is focused on design and evaluation of totally automated systems that deliver health and human services. Dr. Friedman is actively involved in education, particularly in research methodology and medical informatics. He is the director of a combined Family Medicine/General Internal Medicine research training program at Boston University. This program has placed more than 70 current research-oriented medical school faculty in the United States and Canada over the past 20 years. Dr. Friedman is also the director of a post doctoral Medical Informatics Fellowship Program at Boston University designed to train research-oriented medical informatics professionals. He is currently the PI on 3 federal research training grants that support these fellowship training programs. In these programs as well as outside of them, he has a personal role in mentoring trainees in research including bioethics and public health.