Dr. Lawrence Samuel Friedman MD Gastroenterologist

Dr. Lawrence Friedman is a gastroenterologist in Newton, Massachusetts. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He received his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 36 years. He is one of 43 doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital and one of 31 at Newton-Wellesley Hospital who specialize in Gastroenterology.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Gastroenterologist: General Gastroenterology

Clinical Interests: Liver Diseases

Hospital Affiliation

Massachusetts General Hospital
Ranked #4 in Gastroenterology & GI Surgery

Newton-Wellesley Hospital

Education & Medical Training

Johns Hopkins University
Residency, Internal Medicine, 1978 - 1981

Massachusetts General Hospital
Fellowship, Gastroenterology, 1981 - 1984

Johns Hopkins University
Internship, Internal Medicine Preliminary Year, 1978 - 1979

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Class of 1978

Johns Hopkins University
Other Training, 1973 - 1975

Harvard Medical School
Fellowship, Medicine, 1981 - 1984

Harvard University
Other Training, 2001 - 2001

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Pediatrics
Certified 21 years in Pediatrics

American Board of Pediatrics
Certified 8 years in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics

AZ State Medical License
Active through 2014

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Fellow (AGAF), American Gastroenterological Association
2006

Fellow (FACG), American College of Gastroenterology
1987

Distinguished Educator Award, American Gastoenterological Association
2010

Accomplished Teaching Citation, Tufts University School of Medicine
2008

Election to American Clinical and Climatological Association
2008

Excellence in Teaching Award, Tufts University School of Medicine, 2003-2007
2007

British Medical Association Book Competition, First Prize
2007

Fellow, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
2006

Scholar, The Academy at Harvard Medical School
2002

Distinguished Service Award, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
2001

The Alfred Kranes Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching, Massachusetts General Hospital Medical Housestaff
1996

Award for Distinguished Teaching, The Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback
1992

Special Teaching Award, Thomas Jefferson University Department of Medicine Housestaff
1992

Outstanding Teaching Award, Thomas Jefferson University Department of Medicine
1990

Teacher of the Year, Thomas Jefferson University Department of Medicine
1987

Housestaff Teaching Award, Johns Hopkins Hospital
1981

Alpha Omega Alpha
1978

Mosby Company Book Award
1978

B.A. with Honors
1975

Phi Beta Kappa
1975

Joseph Collins Foundation Grant
1974

Publications & Presentations

The Future of Gastroenterology Training.

Evaluation of Abnormal Liver Function Tests.

A 61-Year-Old-Man with a History of Alcohol Abuse and Fatigue, Ascites, and Cholestasis Amyloidosis.

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