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Department welcomes new leader

A noted pediatric nephrologist and awardwinning medical educator has been chosen to lead the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota. Aaron Friedman, M.D., will also serve as pediatrician-in-chief of the University of Minnesota Children’s Hospital‚ Fairview.

Aaron Friedman, M.D.

Friedman comes to the University from Brown University’s Warren Alpert Medical School in Rhode Island‚ where he was head of the Department of Pediatrics and medical director for the Hasbro Children’s Hospital.

He has received numerous awards for clinical care and has written more than 100 articles and 35 books and book chapters.

“I am excited by the opportunity to work with this top-tier department‚ to help bring a new clinical facility to patients and staff‚ and to be part of an excellent research and training university‚” Friedman says.

Friedman is no stranger to the Midwest. Before working at Brown University‚ he was head of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison‚ where he was part of a team that successfully helped build a new children’s hospital.

“All of these traits make Dr. Friedman a wonderful addition to the University of Minnesota‚” says Medical School Dean Deborah Powell, M.D. “He’s a proven leader.”

Friedman will assume his new roles at the University in mid-March.

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