We are so very fortunate to have Dr. Jeremy Friedman of the Department of Paediatrics at the Hospital for Sick Children as a member of our Board and as Jacob’s doctor. We are additionally proud to announce that he received the 2016 MSA Citizenship Award at the MSA (Medical Staff Association) Annual Spring Reception on Tuesday, May 3rd. Dr. Friedman, and his co-nominees Dr. Alan Daneman of Diagnostic Imaging and Dr. Jean Wittenberg of Psychiatry, were celebrated for their extraordinary accomplishments in service to SickKids and the medical community.
Dr. Friedman is described as a ‘visionary’ and an ‘exemplary clinician and mentor’ by his nominators from the Division of Paediatric Medicine and the Complex Care team. Dr. Friedman’s list of awards and appointments is lengthy and includes humanitarian, teaching and clinical excellence awards. He has written many books for parents which are sold around the world. He is considered a pioneer in the growth of the pediatric hospitalist movement in Canada and has written many national guidelines for acute hospital care in Canada. Dr. Friedman has been instrumental in the conception and development of the Complex Care program at SickKids.
Our Jacob’s Ladder Board and Jacob are lucky indeed!