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Lawrence S. Friedman

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Lawrence S. Friedman

Medical Director, Department of Medicine
University of California, San Diego
adolescent medicine
medical oversight of high schools
adolescent psychiatric care
HIV programs for teenagers and young adults
free health care to homeless and runaway youth
internal medicine


Dr. Lawrence Friedman is the director of the Department of Medicine at UC San Diego. He has been a board-certified internist and has been chief of the division of adolescent medicine at the University of California, San Diego since 1994. Friedman completed his residency and fellowships at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital and Children's Hospital in Boston. He remained in Boston as a member of the Harvard Medical School faculty, practicing internal and adolescent medicine, until moving to San Diego in 1994. Currently he oversees two adolescent medicine clinics at UCSD and is actively engaged in teaching, clinical care and research. His division provides preventive and primary care services along with medical oversight of a charter high school, adolescent psychiatric facility and a comprehensive program for teenagers and young adults infected with HIV. He also co-founded a mobile van collaborative, which provides free health care to homeless and runaway youth.

200 West Arbor Drive #8985
San Diego  California  92103
United States
Office Phone: 
(619) 543-7961
Office Fax: 
(619) 543-2856


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