Dr. Friedlander graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and the Harvard Law School. After practicing law, he received his medical degree from the University of Maryland Medical School. Dr. Friedlander completed his internal medicine residency at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore Maryland where he was Chief Resident. He has practiced internal medicine since 1984 and became Chairman of the Department of Medicine in March 2006. In addition to internal medicine, Dr. Friedlander is interested in issues involving patient safety and quality as well as the challenges that face physicians and society as the practice of medicine evolves.