Title: Executive Director (Retired)
Company: Pioneer Valley Life Sciences Institute
Location: Longmeadow, Massachusetts, United States
Paul Friedmann, MD, Retired Executive Director at the Pioneer Valley Life Sciences Institute, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the health care industry.
Amassing more than 45 years of professional experience, Dr. Friedmann is a versatile and dedicated industry leader who formerly worked as the executive director of the Pioneer Valley Life Sciences Institute in Springfield, MA, from 2005 to 2013, having previously served as the senior vice president of academic affairs at Baystate Medical Center from 1996 to 2005. He commenced his career as chairman of the department of surgery at Baystate Medical Center from 1971 to 1998. Alongside his primary endeavors, he has been a dean’s professor in biomedical innovation at the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts since 2006 and professor of surgery at the Tufts University School of Medicine since 1985. The former chairman of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education from 1998 to 2000, he began serving with the ACGME in 1989 as chairman of the RRC Council. Likewise, he was previously the chairman ad interim of the department of surgery at Tufts University School of Medicine from 1996 to 2001 and on the residency review committee of the Tufts University School of Medicine from 1985 to 1991.
To prepare for his career, Dr. Friedmann pursued a formal education at the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in 1955. He subsequently received a Doctor of Medicine from Harvard University in 1959. Thereafter, he served as a captain in the United States Air Force from 1961 to 1963. After obtaining some hands-on experience in the field, he obtained a Master of Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts in 2000. He is a diplomate in general surgery from the American Board of Surgery.
A contributor of myriad articles to professional journals, Dr. Friedmann has been affiliated with several professional societies since the inception of his career. On the executive committee of the ACGME since 1995 and on the board of governors of the American College of Surgeons since 1994, he was previously a member of a number of other organizations, including AmericanEHR, the New England Surgical Society, the New England Society of Vascular Surgery, the Association of Program Directors in Surgery, and the American Surgical Association.
In recognition of his exceptional undertakings, Dr. Friedmann has accrued numerous accolades throughout his career. The recipient of a President Medallion from West New England University and the American Journal Association, he also received the John C. Gienapp Award from the ACGME in 2003. Likewise, he was selected for inclusion in several editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s Who in the East and Who’s Who in the World.
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