Gerald Friedland, MD

Professor Emeritus of and Senior Research Scientist in Medicine (Infectious Diseases); Professor Emeritus of Medicine and Epidemiology and Public Health; Senior Research Scientist, Infectious Diseases

Departments & Organizations

School of Public Health: Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS | Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases

AIDS Care Program

Internal Medicine: CPIRT - Pulmonary Infection Research and Treatment | Infectious Diseases: AIDS Care Program; Clinical & Community Research (YCCR)

Office of International Medical Student Education

Yale Institute for Global Health

Yale Medicine

Global Health Studies

MacMillan Center

Office of Cooperative Research


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
Board Certification AB of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (1972)
Board Certification AB of Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease (1978)

Honors & Recognition

  • N'Galy Mann Award and LectureConference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (2016)

  • Maxwell Finland LectureshipInfectious Diseases Society of America (2010)

Professional Service

  • Yale School of Medicine, Yale New Haven Hospital (1991 - 2010) Director, AIDS Program


  • 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

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