Dr. Adam Friedman
Associate Professor of Dermatology, Director, Residency Program, Director, Translational Research

Adam Friedman, MD, FAAD is an Associate Professor of Dermatology and serves as Residency Program Director and Director of Translational Research in the Department of Dermatology at The George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences. Dr. Friedman completed his undergraduate training at the University of Pennsylvania and graduated with Distinction in Dermatologic Research at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. He completed his internship at New York Hospital Queens and returned to Einstein for his Dermatology residency, where he was appointed Chief Resident during his final year. Dr. Friedman joined the Einstein faculty after graduation, and served as the Director of Dermatologic Research, Director of the Translational Research Fellowship, and the Associate Program Director.

Dr. Friedman’s clinical interests ran the gamut of medical and pediatric dermatology including acne, eczema, psoriasis, skin infections, hair loss, wound healing, urticaria, blistering diseases, lupus, sarcoidosis, and skin cancer to name a few. He has published more than 120 papers and three textbooks on these topics and on his research using nanotechnologies he developed to treat many of these conditions. Dr. Friedman has received multiple awards, including the American Dermatologic Association Young Leader Award, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Cutting Edge Research Award, the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology Leader in Photoprotection Award, and the La Roche Posay North American Foundation Research Award. He has also been voted to New York Times Magazine’s Super Doctors® Rising Stars each year since 2013.

Dr. Friedman lectures extensively in both national and international forums, and serves on a myriad of committees and advisory boards. He is a dermatology expert for healthguru.com and everydayhealth.com, and hosts an online series titled “Ask an Expert.” Dr. Friedman has appeared on television news programs such as Good Morning America and Fox news, and has been quoted in numerous leading publications, including WebMD, Health, MSN.com, Vogue, Dr. Oz The Goodlife, Good Housekeeping, and Women’s Day.


Dr. Adam Friedman In the News

Q&A: Current and future state of tumors and inflammatory skin diseases

13 Skin Allergy Myths Everyone Needs to Stop Believing

Sunburn vs. Windburn: What's the Difference Between These Two Winter Skin Conditions? 

Resolve to Add Humor in 2018

The Best Skin-Care Routine for Eczema, According to Top Dermatologists

This Is What Air Pollution Really Does to Your Body

The Best Skin Care Routine for Rosacea, According to Dermatologists

Do bath bombs cause chemical burns?

Beauty Not As Pain, But A Remedy For It

Bacterial Tug of War May Cause Acne

9 Everyday Habits You Don't Realize Could Shorten Your Life

You asked: Should I get a facial?

Promise of Nitric Oxide for Skin and Soft Tissue Infections

You Might Be Able to Make Your Warts Disappear With Duct Tape

Living with Eczema

9 Effective Ways to Remove Warts - And Prevent Them

When to know excessive sweating is a problem

Pilot study finds a more diverse microbiome in preadolescents

Autoinflamation: What is its Role in Skin Disease?

You asked: Can Stress Really Cause Acne?

THREE popular skin fads that are ruining your skin!

A-to-Z Guide of Home Remedies Proven to Work

Why You Shouldn't Get a Tattoo on Your Eye

Life Lessons: 5 Dermatologists Inspired by Mentors

You Should Probably Be Getting an Annual Skin Cancer Exam

The reasons why you lose your hair

Contaminated floodwaters following hurricanes can bring life-threatening skin infection

How to Set Aside Emotions for Sound Clinical Decision Making

How Does Eczema Affect Your Overall Health?

Tattoo Particles Can Migrate Throughout Your Body

8 Signs Stress is Making You Sick - And How to Get Healthier, Starting Today

Should You Worry About the Chemicals in Your Deodorant?

Molloscum Contagiosum: Symptoms, Treatments, and Facts

What's the Role for Complementary Medicine in Derm?

Cannibis in Dermatology: A Budding Breakthrough for Skincare?

Changes in Skin Microbiome May Affect Rosacea

The Microbiota matters: In acne, it's not us versus them

6 Expert Tips for Managing Hypothyroidism

Why popped pimple led to staph infection

The One Supplement a Cancer Expert Wants You to Take

8 Ingredients Everyone with Acne-Prone Skin Needs in Their Beauty Arsenal STAT

Research reveals promsing skin infection treatment

Glitter iphone cases recalled due to burns

When to apply sunscreen before swimming

This is what chlorine really does to you

The Couple That Lives Together Shares Skin Bacteria Together

7 Ways to Prevent Skin Cancer That Aren't Sunscreen or a Hat

Dont forget your scalp

Toner vs. Astringent: What's the Difference?

9 Terms You see on Sunscreen Bottled, Defined

Diagnosing Skin Cancer With Google Images

TWEAKing inflamation: Studies reflect potential treatment target for psoriasis, atopic dermatitis

Clinical Considerations for CTCL: Ask an Expert with Frank Glass, MD

How to Speed Up Healing So You Can Get Rid of That Nasty Scab

From sunscreens to protective clothing, be smart about tanning

Night owls, rejoice: A late workout shouldn't hinder your sleep. It could even help.

3 Ways to Make Sure You're Cleaning Your Face Correctly

How to Prevent Summer Breakouts Before They Happen

Scientists Developing 'Natural' Sunscreen

Debunking Acne Myths: Should Patients With Oily Skin Use a Moisturizer?

Nanotechnology discussion at the SDPA's Dermatology Conference

7 Gross Things That Happen When You Bite Your Nails

How High of an SPF Do You Actually Need?

Small but Mighty: Challenges and Opportunities of Nanodelivery

8 Surprising Facts Everyone Should Memorize About Skin Cancer

Trying to Build a Better Sunscreen

Different Strokes: Variability in the Treatment of Atopic Dermatitis between Specialties

The One Drink That's Drying Out Your Skin, According To A Dermatologist

Retinol Cream and Serum Tips Dermatologists Want You To Know

11 Beauty Geniuses Share Their Favorite Products

12 Acne Treatments That Really Work

You've been treating your acne all wrong this entire time

Patrolling Pemphigus: Identifying Biomarkers to Monitor for Disease Progression

Mind Your Business: Exploring the Mind/Skin Connection

The Best Antiperspirant

5 Signs of Skin Cancer Other Than a New Mole

Tips for taming atopic dermatitis and managing expectations

HS treatment requires multipronged approach

Nitric oxide drug candidate falters in study

This Is Your Body on Stress

Biting off more fat than you can chew

Recognize, treat, and teach others to spot hidradenitis suppurativa

7 Myths About Retinol Creams, Debunked

FDA approves corticosteroid-sparing topical option for eczema

How to Cure Chapped Lips

Ask the Investigator: The Diagnostic Role of Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)

Gray hair and stress; segment starts at 2:50

Chia Seed Oil: How This Ingredient Works Wonders on Your Skin

Lawsuit claims St. Ives Apricot Scrub damages skin, is 'unfit' as a scrub

Bald Guy Busted for Running Rogaine Theft Ring

Derms likely to misdiagnose fungal infections on visual inspection

Acne and Antiaging: Is There a Connection?

Combo is King: Therapeutic Synergy in Dermatology

Can we lower drug costs?

Sunlight And Pollution: A Dangerous Combination For Our Skin

Acne Yields Up Secret That Points to New Treatments

How Acne Bacteria Messes With Your Skin

Feelings on Photoprotection: Perceptions, Practices, and Pointers

Ask an Expert: How do I get rid of a wart under my nail?

3 Body Parts You Might Be Cleaning Too Much

Pediatric Vulvar Lichen Sclerosis

Shedding Some Light on Phototherapy Protocols for Psoriasis and Tips to Improve Patient Screening and Treatment

How to Build Better Skin




acne, eczema, psoriasis, skin infections, hair loss, wound healing, urticaria, blistering diseases, lupus, sarcoidosis skin cancer oncodermatology


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