Associate Professor of Dermatology, Residency Program Director, Department of Dermatology, GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Adam Friedman, MD, FAAD is an Associate Professor of Dermatology and serves as Residency Program Director and Director of Translational Research in the Department of Dermatology at The George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences. Dr. Friedman completed his undergraduate training at the University of Pennsylvania and graduated with Distinction in Dermatologic Research at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. He completed his internship at New York Hospital Queens, and returned to Einstein for his Dermatology residency and was appointed Chief Resident during his final year. Dr. Friedman joined the Einstein faculty after graduation from 2010-2015, during which time he was the Director of Dermatologic Research, Director of the Translational Research Fellowship, and the Associate Program Director.
Dr. Friedman is currently investigating novel nanotechnologies that allow for controlled and sustained delivery of a wide spectrum of physiologically and medicinally relevant molecules, with an emphasis on treating infectious diseases, accelerating wound healing, immune modulation, and correcting vascular dysfunction. He holds multiple patents derived from these investigations, and has published over 150 papers/chapters and 2 textbooks on both his research as well as a variety of clinical areas in dermatology with an emphasis on emerging medical therapies. In line with his clinical and research interests, he serves as Vice President of the Nanodermatology society, Vice Chair of the Dermatology Section of the New York Academy of Medicine as well as a Fellow Ambassador. He has received multiple awards such as the American Dermatologic Association Young Leader Award, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Cutting Edge Research Award, the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology Leader in Photoprotection award, the La Roche Posay North American Foundation Research award, and he was voted to New York Times Magazine’s Super Doctors® Rising Stars each year since 2013.
Dr. Friedman’s clinical interests span the gamut of medical and pediatric dermatology, including acne, eczema, psoriasis, skin infections, hair loss, wound healing, urticaria, blistering diseases, lupus, sarcoidosis, and skin cancer to name a few. He is a dermatology expert for healthguru.com, cutis.com, and everydayhealth.com, and hosts the online series “Ask an Expert” and the newly released JDD Podcast. Dr. Friedman is also committed to resident and medical education. He currently serves as the deputy chair of the AAD Poster Task Force, is the Senior Editor of the Dermatology In-Review Online Workshop, Krazy Kodacrhomes, and Director of the Oakstone Institute’s Dermatology Board Review and Dermatology for Primary Care series.