Gerald Friedland MD

Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) and of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)


Departments & Organizations

Office of International Medical Student EducationHIV/AIDSTuberculosis

School of Public Health: Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS

Internal Medicine: Infectious Diseases: AIDS Care Program

Biography

I have focused my career in medicine and infectious diseases on creating new knowledge to improve the health of marginalized and underserved populations in the US and globally. I have been involved in HIV/AIDS care, teaching and research since 1981. More recently, although still working domestically on HIV/AIDS, a major focus my work has been to integrate HIV and TB care and treatment in co infected patients in South Africa with the aim of improving diagnosis, treatment and outcomes of both diseases. This has led to the recognition of the epidemic of extensively drug resistant tuberculosis (XDR TB) in Tugela Ferry in rural KwaZuluNatal South Africa and now focuses on the diagnosis, treatment and reduction of transmission of XDR TB and multiple drug resistant (MDR) TB and in HIV co-infected patients. During my career, I have developed multidisciplinary teams and constructed observational studies, clinical trials and operational research in community settings to address complex infectious diseases challenges. I have also served as a mentor for students, residents, fellows and faculty and other health care workers in the US and multiple international sites, with a current and continuing focus in rural South Africa.

Education

  • M.D., New York University , 1964

Selected Publication

  • Gandhi NR, Shah NS, Andrews JR, Vella V, Moll AP, Scott M, Weissman D, Marra C, Lalloo UG, Friedland GH: HIV Co-infection in Multidrug- and Extensively Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis Results in High Early Mortality. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 2010; 181:80-86.

Latest Honor and Recognition

  • Maxwell Finland Lectureship (2010) , Infectious Diseases Society of America
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