Gerald Friedland, MD

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

Departments & Organizations



Internal Medicine: Infectious Diseases: AIDS Care Program; YCCR

Office of International Medical Student Education

Office of Student Research

School of Public Health: Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS

Yale Medical Group


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 & Training

MD New York University (1964)
Resident Bellevue Hospital, New York City
Resident Beth Israel Hospital
Resident Bellevue Hospital, New York City
Fellow Beth Israel Hospital, Boston MA

Honors & Recognition

  • Maxwell Finland LectureshipInfectious Diseases Society of America (2010)

Professional Service

  • Director, AIDS Program (1991 - 2010)

International Activity

  • Midwifery Program in South Africa South Africa (2011)

    The Midwifery Intra-Partum experience is a newly developed collaboration with the Church of Scotland Hospital (COSH), in Tugela Ferry, South Africa. There is strong emphasis at YSN on offering relevant educational experiences for health care providers who chose to serve in the developing world. The...

  • TB, HIV, South Africa Tugela Ferry, South Africa (2002)

    Integrating HIV and TB diagnosis, care and treatment Confronting XDR TB and HIV in Rural South Africa

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Contact Info

Gerald Friedland, MD
Patient Care Locations
Yale AIDS Care ProgramLaboratory for Medicine and Pediatrics (LMP)
15 York Street, Ste Nathan Smith Clinic

New Haven, CT 06510
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Yale Infectious DiseasesYale-New Haven Hospital
20 York Street

New Haven, CT 06510
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Office Location
135 College Street, Ste 323
New Haven, CT 06510
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Mailing Address
135 College St
New Haven, CT 06510