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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

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Gerald Friedland, MD

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  • 135 College St

    New Haven, CT, 06510

    United States

Gerald Friedland
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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 & 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)

Activities

  • 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

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
N'Galy Mann Award and LectureConference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections2016
Maxwell Finland LectureshipInfectious Diseases Society of America2010

Professional Service

OrganizationRoleDate
Yale School of Medicine, Yale New Haven HospitalDirector, AIDS Program1991 - 2010

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