Dr. Friedman was elected Fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP) in 1994. To qualify as a fellow of the American College of Physicians, candidates are proposed and seconded by their peers. After endorsement by the local ACP governor, the ACP subcommittee reviews credentials. The review process can take up to six months. The American College of Physicians is the nation's largest medical specialty society, composed of more than 124,000 physicians trained in internal medicine and its specialties - the diagnoses and non-surgical treatment of diseases and illness in adults and young adults.

Dr. Friedman has enjoyed a very close alliance with Honor Health-Shea Medical Center (legacy,Scottsdale Healthcare Medical Center-Shea) and the physician community. Hospital appointments have included: Chairman, Medical Records Committee, Scottsdale Memorial North 1989-1990; Chairman, Critical Care Committee, Scottsdale Memorial North 1990-1991; Chairman, Credentials Committee, Scottsdale Memorial North 1996-1998; President-elect, Scottsdale Memorial North August 1996-1998; elected Chief of Staff (President of the 800+ medical staff), Scottsdale Healthcare Shea, August 1998-August 2001; Chairman, Bylaws Committee, Scottsdale Health Care Shea 2001-2003; Medical Director, Diabetes Program, Scottsdale Health Care Shea and Osborn, October 2001-August 2004);Co-Chair for the Committee for the Alignment of Physicians, Scottsdale Healthcare 2010-2012; Current acting Chairman, Department of Medicine, Honor Health Scottsdale-Shea Medical Center (2011-2018).

Dr. Friedman is particularly proud of his longstanding affiliation with Hospice of The Valley, one of the nations largest, dynamic and well respected not-for-profit hospices. Dr Friedman served as their Medical Director from 1988 until 2004. He became specialty board Certified by the American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine in 1997. He helped to bring in a new era of palliative care medicine to the valley through his work with Hospice. Dr. Friedman helped to fulfill the dream of the late Albert Eckstein, M.D., (one of the original visionary founders of Hospice of The Valley), opening Hospice of The Valley's first in-patient unit, The Eckstein Center for Palliative Care, caring for the Acute needs of the terminally ill, he literally cared for thousands of such patients from 1991 until 2004. Dr Friedman still continues to care for his own patients when needed at this facility.

Dr. Friedman has served as a Clinical Lecturer for the Department of Medicine at The University of Arizona Health Science Center and enjoys teaching. Dr. Friedman hopes to eventually become more involved with teaching in years to come.

The St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Family Practice Residency Program, 1985-1986, recognized Dr. Friedman for outstanding teaching efforts. Dr Friedman received "The Spirit of Hospice Award", Hospice of The Valley, 1997, an award not usually given to a physician. Dr. Friedman was voted best internist in Phoenix Magazine for Maricopa County 1995 and has been honored in "Top Docs", Phoenix Magazine , annually since 1995. Dr. Friedman has also been annually recognized in the "Best Doctors of America", the Premier listing of the top physicians in the country.

Dr. Friedman has been a continuous member of the Maricopa County Medical Society, Arizona Medical Association, and The American College of Physicians since 1986.

In November of 2007, the Scottsdale HealthCare Foundation recognized Dr. Friedman as "Physician Partner In Philanthropy". The Honor Health (legacy Scottsdale Healthcare) Hospitals are not-for-profit, locally managed (a rarity in today's healthcare environment) and its philanthropic foundation allows the Scottsdale Honor Health hospitals to provide excellent care and state-of-the technology for all patients who depend on Scottsdale Healthcare. In total, all three of Honor Health's Scottsdale hospitals comprise nearly 1800+ physicians on staff.

Dr. Friedman resides in Scottsdale with his wife, a graduate of The University of Arizona with a masters degree in education, and their two sons. Dr. Friedman enjoys gardening, jogging, hiking and biking.