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Allen Friedland, M.D., MACP, FAAP - ChristianaCare. Wilmington, DE, US

Allen Friedland, M.D., MACP, FAAP

Section Chief of Medicine-Pediatrics | ChristianaCare


Dr. Allen Friedland specializes in medical education and primary care in internal medicine and pediatrics.



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


Medical Education



Internal Medicine

Children's Hospitals


Primary Care

Education (4)

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





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Media Appearances (1)

Dr. Allen Friedland recognized for leadership at national level

ChristianaCare  online


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...

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Selected Papers and Publications (6)

Perceptions of Resident Autonomy in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and Internal Medicine-Pediatrics



In this study, we assessed differences in perceived autonomy among residents and faculty in pediatrics, internal medicine, and combined internal medicine-pediatrics.

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Virtual Med-Peds: Description of the First Virtual Med-Peds Student Elective During COVID-19



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.

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Balancing Burnout: Assessing and Improving Physician Health and Wellness


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.

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The Med-Peds Hospitalist Workforce: Results From the American Academy of Pediatrics Workforce Survey

Hospital 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.

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The Practice Patterns of Recently Graduated Internal Medicine–Pediatric Hospitalists

Hospital 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).

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Transitions Clinical Report Authoring Group

PEDIATRICS - 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

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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 (4)

2021 Mastership (professional)

American College of Physicians

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.

"Top Doc"

Numerous times in Philadelphia Magazine and Delaware Today magazine

The Laureate Award

American College of Physicians' Delaware Chapter