Dr. Friedman is Chief of Liver Diseases and Dean for Therapeutic Discovery at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine.
He has performed pioneering research into the underlying causes of hepatic fibrosis. He was a Senior Fulbright Scholar at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel in 1995, and has mentored over 50 postdoctoral fellows and students.
He was recognized with the Solomon Berson Award by the Department of Medicine at Mount Sinai for his teaching skills in 2006.
In 2003 Dr. Friedman won the International Hans Popper Award and in 2009 was President of the Am Assn for the Study of Liver Diseases.
In 2012 he was awarded the International Recognition Prize by the European Assn for the Study of the Liver.
Dr. Friedman is broadly recognized as respected, clinician, educator, scientist and academic leader.