Dr. Allen Friedland is director of ChristianaCare’s combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics (Med-Peds) residency program, a nationally recognized program that operates in conjunction with Nemours Children's Health. Among medical students, residents and faculty nationwide, Dr. Friedland is renown for his leadership and success in innovative medical education.
He founded the Leadership Excellence Education for Residents/Fellows program and was the founding director for ChristianaCare’s Transition Care Practice, now part of the Center for Special Health Care Needs.
Dr. Friedland is a primary care physician for children and adults across the lifespan and serves as a professor of Medicine and Pediatrics at Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, which sponsors the Med-Peds residency program.
Areas of Expertise (9)
Special Health Care Needs
City College of New York: BS, Undergraduate: Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education 1991
University of Cincinnati Hospital: Chief Residency, Internal Medicine 1998
University of Cincinnati Hospital and Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Cincinnati: Residency, Combined Medicine-Pediatrics 1997
State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: M.D. 1993
Media Appearances (2)
Dr. Allen Friedland recognized for leadership at national level
Allen Friedland, M.D., FACP, FAAP, received the 2019 Medicine-Pediatrics Program Directors Association (MPPDA) Leadership in Med-Peds Award at its annual spring meeting in New Orleans...
One-Stop Pediatric Care
Mental health pros are now embedded at some doctor’s offices. For the 20 percent of children experiencing anxiety, behavior problems or more significant mental disorders each year, timely access to a mental health professional can alleviate a serious issue. Physical and mental health impact one another, says Jennifer Mautone, PhD, a psychologist at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, but in the past they’ve been treated separately. But “recently, there’s been a move to a patient-centered home” says Mautone, and a growing trend of behavioral health providers embedded within a pediatric practice makes getting care more convenient for young patients and their families.
Selected Papers and Publications (6)
Perceptions of Resident Autonomy in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and Internal Medicine-PediatricsCureus
In this study, we assessed differences in perceived autonomy among residents and faculty in pediatrics, internal medicine, and combined internal medicine-pediatrics.
Virtual Med-Peds: Description of the First Virtual Med-Peds Student Elective During COVID-19Cureus
For medical students seeking additional specialty experience in Med-Peds, in-person electives have often been a source of mentorship and guidance. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the ability for the completion of in-person clerkships for medical students across the nation. Virtual opportunities to increase exposure to Med-Peds programs and didactics are lacking at this time.
Balancing Burnout: Assessing and Improving Physician Health and WellnessPediatrics
2021 Physician burnout impacts care (self and patients), productivity, longevity of career, and overall cost. While burnout rates for pediatricians are lower than average (41%), rates have not improved significantly over time. Although strategies at the system level have been more successful than the individual level, both aspects are vital.
The Med-Peds Hospitalist Workforce: Results From the American Academy of Pediatrics Workforce SurveyHospital Pediatrics
2015 There is no published literature about the med-peds hospitalist workforce, physicians dually trained in internal medicine and pediatrics. Our objective was to analyze this subset of physicians by using data from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) workforce survey to assess practice patterns and workforce demographics.
The Practice Patterns of Recently Graduated Internal Medicine–Pediatric HospitalistsHospital Pediatrics
2015 To identify the current practice patterns and professional activities of internal medicine–pediatrics (med-peds) hospitalists who have graduated in the past 5 years (June 2009–June 2013).
Transitions Clinical Report Authoring GroupPEDIATRICS - Official Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics
White PH, Cooley WC; Transitions Clinical Report Authoring Group; American Academy of Pediatrics; American Academy of Family Physicians; American College of Physicians. Supporting the Health Care Transition From Adolescence to Adulthood in the Medical Home. Pediatrics. 2018;142(5):e20182587
External Service & Affiliations (5)
- Board Certified in American Board of Pediatrics
- Board Certified in American Board of Internal Medicine
- Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University -- Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics
- Physician Health Wellness, American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on Med-Peds -- Co-Founder
- American Academy of Pediatrics, Committee on Pediatric Education -- Chair
Selected Honors & Awards (3)
Medicine-Pediatrics Program Directors Association Leadership in Med-Peds Award (professional)
The 2019 MPPDA Leadership in Med-Peds Award recipient is Allen R. Friedland, MD, FACP, FAAP. The MPPDA Leadership in Med-Peds Award is an award given to a physician who has made significant contribution to Med-Peds as a profession.
Numerous times in Philadelphia Magazine and Delaware Today magazine
The Laureate Award
American College of Physicians' Delaware Chapter