Adam J. Friedman, M.D. ‘06

Rising Star – Clinical Practitioner Award

Dr. Adam Friedman wears many hats at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, including professor and chair of dermatology, founding residency program director, director of translational research, and director of the Supportive Oncodermatology Program. He specializes in complex medical dermatology, including the management of adverse effects from cancer drugs, atopic dermatitis, and autoimmune diseases. Using Z-pod nanotechnology, which he co-invented at Einstein, he has developed systems that enhance drug delivery to and through the skin, accelerating wound healing and treating infectious diseases. The author of more than 200 papers in peer-reviewed journals, he has also written numerous books and book chapters, and has enhanced medical education through contributions to Web series, podcasts, and blogs. He has served on the board of directors of the American Dermatologic Association, as the chair of the ODAC Dermatology Conference, and as the senior editor of the Derm In-Review board review program, and is the creator and founding editor of The Full Spectrum of Dermatology: A Diverse and Inclusive Atlas and the creator and founding director of the Krazy Kodachromes board review program. Dr. Friedman has received, among other honors, the American Dermatologic Association Young Leader Award, the American Academy of Dermatology Presidential Citation for Excellence in Education, and the Elle Magazine Beauty Genius Award for Innovation in Nanotechnology. He received his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and earned his M.D. with distinction in dermatologic research from Einstein, and was chief resident in dermatology here. After graduation, he served on the faculty in the division of dermatology for five years at Einstein before moving to his current appointment.