Adam Friedman, MD, FAAD
Director of Dermatologic Research
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Adam Friedman, MD, FAAD is Director of Dermatologic Research and Associate Residency Program Director at the Unified Division of Dermatology of Montefiore Medical Center - Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Friedman is currently investigating novel nanotechnologies that allow for controlled and sustained delivery of a wide spectrum of physiologically and medicinally relevant molecules, with an emphasis on treating infectious diseases, accelerating wound healing, immune modulation, and correcting vascular dysfunction. He holds several patents derived from these investigations, and has published over 70 papers/chapters on both his research as well as a variety of clinical areas in dermatology with an emphasis on emerging medical therapies.
Dr. Friedman lectures extensively in both national and international forums, currently serves as the dermatology expert for healthguru.com, and is Vice President of the Nanodermatology Society. He has received awards from multiple organizations such as the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, Dermatology Foundation, and the La Roche Posay North American Foundation.
Recently, he was featured on the online forums DermMatters, Nanotechnology Thought Leaders, and Dermquest. Dr. Friedman has appeared on television news programs such as Good Morning America, and has been quoted in numerous leading publications, including WebMD, Good Housekeeping, and Women’s Day.
Allison Kutner is a medical student at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine where she conducts research as part of the Einstein-Montefiore Dermatology Basic Science and Translational Research Fellowship. Her research focuses on nanotechnology and its application to cutaneous biology, disease processes and drug development. Prior to matriculation at Einstein, Allison earned a B.A. in Child Development from Tufts University.
Joy Makdisi is a third year medical student at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She graduated with honors from the University of California, Berkeley with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Bioengineering. While at Berkeley she received the American Heart Association Student Research Fellowship and conducted research in molecular and cell biology. Additionally, she was an "Alternative Breaks" program facilitator at the Cal Corps Public Service Center.
As a medical student she has been on the board of the student-run ECHO Clinic and volunteered in a medical clinic in Peru. She wrote and defended a resolution that was ultimately adopted as American Medical Association official policy.
For the 2012-2013 academic year, she will be participating in the Einstein-Montefiore Dermatology Basic Science/Translational Research Fellowship, and will graduate in 2014.