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Adam Friedman MD,FAAD Adam Friedman MD,FAAD



  • Professor & Interim Chair of Dermatology | Director, Residency Program | Director, Translational Research
Medical Biography
Clinical Interests
  • acne
  • eczema
  • psoriasis
  • skin infections 
  • hair loss
  • wound healing
  • urticaria
  • blistering diseases
  • lupus
  • sarcoidosis skin cancer
  • oncodermatology
  • Medical School
    • Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Residency
    • Albert Einstein College of Medicine - Dermatology (Chief Resident)
Board Certified
  • Dermatology

Adam Friedman, MD, FAAD is a 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, where he was appointed Chief Resident during his final year. Dr. Friedman joined the Einstein faculty after graduation and served as the Director of Dermatologic Research, Director of the Translational Research Fellowship, and the Associate Program Director.

Dr. Friedman’s clinical interests ran 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 has published more than 120 papers and three textbooks on these topics and on his research using nanotechnologies he developed to treat many of these conditions. Dr. Friedman has received multiple awards, including 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, and the La Roche Posay North American Foundation Research Award. He has also been voted to New York Times Magazine’s Super Doctors® Rising Stars each year since 2013.

Dr. Friedman lectures extensively in both national and international forums, and serves on a myriad of committees and advisory boards. He is a dermatology expert for and, and hosts an online series titled “Ask an Expert.” Dr. Friedman has appeared on television news programs such as Good Morning America and Fox news, and has been quoted in numerous leading publications, including WebMD, Health,, Vogue, Dr. Oz The Goodlife, Good Housekeeping, and Women’s Day.

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