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Eli Friedman Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Dr. Friedman has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the healthcare industry

    BROOKLYN, NY, April 02, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Dr. Eli Friedman with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Friedman celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Dr. Friedman has held the title of distinguished teaching professor at the State University of New York Health Science Center since 1992. Since 1968, he has served as a consultant at the Veterans Hospital and as attending physician at the Kings County Hospital Center, and since 1963, he has acted as a faculty member and division chief of Renal Disease at the Downstate Medical Center. He held a number of positions at the State University of New York throughout his career, having acted as deputy chair of the Department of Medicine from 2003 to 2005, chair of the Institutional Review Board from 2002 to 2012, and as a professor of medicine in the Health Science Center from 1971 to 1992. He also served in academia as an associate professor at Downstate Medical Center from 1967 to 1971, and as an assistant professor from 1963 to 1967. Dr. Friedman began his career as an epidemic intelligence officer at the Communicable Disease Center and as an assistant professor of medicine at Emory University.

Dr. Friedman shares his expertise in medicine as a member of the Cleveland Foundation and the America Bureau for Medical Aid to China. He is also a member of the board of directors of the Brooklyn Nephrology Foundation. He has held a number of other academic positions, including the Cleveland George E. Schreiner Lectureship at Canisius College in 2003, a visiting professor appointment at Vanderbilt University in 2002, the Helen and Payne Whitney Lectureship at North Shore University Hospital in 2001, the Conrad Pirani Lectureship at the Columbia College of Physician and Surgeons in 2000, the Alpha Omega Alpha Lectureship at the State University of New York Health Science Center in 1999, and the Kasperzak Lecturer at Cleveland Clinic in 1998. He also served as reviewer on the National Natural Science Foundation of China Research Grants Council in 2001.

Dr. Friedman decided to pursue a career in medicine in order to help others. As a Boy Scout, he volunteered to care for the sick and his dedication to the field grew from there. He received a Bachelor of Science from Brooklyn College in 1953 and graduated with a Doctor of Medicine from the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center in 1957. After graduating, he continued his medical training as an intern at Harvard Medical School and as an American Heart Association Research Fellow. He completed his residency at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston in 1961. Dr. Friedman received an honorary Doctor of Science from both the Long Island University and from Maduri Kamaraj University in India. He is licensed to practice medicine by the American College of Physicians in the states of New York and Massachusetts. He is also certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and Nephrology and the National Board of Medical Examiners.

During his studies, Dr. Friedman became acquainted with Willem Kolff, the doctor who developed the first artificial kidney and gave those with kidney failure a chance at life. Dr. Friedman is grateful for the inspiration Kolff had on his professional career. Later in his career, he met Dr. Scribner and Dr. Merrill, pioneers in the industry who also served as inspirations to him.

A respected voice in the field, Dr. Friedman is the author of "Diabetic Renal-retinal Syndrome 4: Management Strategy," published in 1987; "Diabetic Renal-retinal Syndrome 3 Therapy," published in 1986; "Diabetic Nephropathy," published in 1986; "Diabetic Renal-retinal Syndrome," published in 1980; "Strategy in Renal Failure," published in 1978; and "Acute Renal Failure," published in 1973. He also acted as the editor of the Journal of Diabetic Complications from 1986 to 1994 and he has contributed numerous articles to professional journals. In 2004, Dr. Friedman was recognized as an honorary member of the Royal College of Physicians.

Dr. Friedman is the former president of the International Society for Geriatric Nephrology and Urology, the Centerwide Faculty Assembly, the local chapter of Sigma Xi, the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs, and the International Society of Artificial Organs. He also served as the master of the American College of Physicians and acted as a reviewer in the study section of the United States Renal Data Systems from 2000 to 2008. Additionally, Dr. Friedman has been actively involved with the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs, the Veterans Administration of Nephrology, and the Regional Medical Program.

Dr. Friedman has received numerous awards in recognition of his professional success, excellence in postgraduate teaching, and outstanding contributions to medical science. He was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Annual Dialysis Conference in 2014, the Downstate Medical Center in 2008, and the International Society for Hemodialysis in 2006. He was also commended with the Sportsball Leadership Award by the Arthur Ashe Institute in 2013, and in 2010, was honored with the Presidents Award by the Downstate Medical Center, the Gibbs Award by the New York Academy Center, the Sesquicentennial Honorary Award by Downstate Medical Center, and the Barney Clark Award by the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs. Dr. Friedman has been featured in numerous publications for his position as a leading doctor in his industry, including America's Top Doctors, New York Super Doctors, Top Doctors in America, and Best Doctors in New York Magazine. Other awards include the Nils Alwall Medal from the German Society of Clinical Nephrology in 2003, the Peter Lundin Award from the American Association of Kidney Patients in 1999, and the India International Torchbearer Award in 2001 and 1998. Recognized as a leader in his industry, Dr. Friedman has been featured in the past 25 editions of "Who's Who in America," and numerous editions of "Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare," "Who's Who in Science and Engineering," "Who's Who in the East," and "Who's Who in the World."

Dr. Friedman was born in New York City to Israel Friedman and Ida (Gutman) Friedman. He is the father of three children, Amy Louise, Rebecca Alicia, and Sara Jo, and the great grandfather of Benjamin, Jeremy, Sharon, Ruthie, Lee, Matan, Karen, and David. He is also a veteran of the United States Public Health Service, having acted as lieutenant commander from 1961 to 1963. In his spare time, Dr. Friedman enjoys photography and history.

In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Dr. Friedman has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit for more information about this honor.

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