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Hattie and Dr. FriedmanTheodore C. Friedman, M.D., Ph.D. has opened a private practice, specializing in treating patients with adrenal, pituitary, thyroid and fatigue disorders.  Dr. Friedman has privileges at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Martin Luther King, Jr. Multi-Service, Ambulatory Care Center (MACC).  His practice includes detecting and treating hormone imbalances, including hormone replacement therapy.  Dr. Friedman is also an expert in diagnosing and treating pituitary disorders, including Cushings disease and syndrome.

Dr. Friedman's career reflects his ongoing quest to better understand and treat endocrine problems.  With both medical and research doctoral degrees, he has conducted studies and cared for patients at some of the country's most prestigious institutions, including the University of Michigan, the NationaI Institutes of Health, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, and UCLA's Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science.

Dr. Friedman's career is summarized below; click on the headings for more information from his detailed professional history, or CV.             


Endowed Professor of Cardio-Metabolic Medicine 2009

Professor of Medicine UCLA 2009

Professor of Medicine Charles R. Drew University 2009

Chairman of Medicine, Charles R. Drew University 2006

UCLA School of Medicine 2005-
Chief, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Molecular Medicine,Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science.

UCLA School of Medicine 2000-
Associate Professor of Medicine-In-Residence Level 1 Endocrinology Division, Charles R. Drew University, Los Angeles, CA

Martin Luther King, Jr. Multi-Service, Ambulatory Care Center (MACC) 2000-

Charles R. Drew University of Medicine & Science 2000-
Director, Body Composition Core of the Drew Center of  Excellence for Metabolic Research

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center 1998-2000
Director, Multi-Disciplinary Chronic Fatigue Clinic


B.S., Chemistry and Biological Sciences
Stanford University, Stanford, Ca. 1980

M.Phil., Pharmacology
City University of New York, N.Y., N.Y.  1984

Ph.D., Pharmacology
City University of New York, N.Y., N.Y.  1986

M.D., M.D.-Ph.D. program
Mount Sinai School of Medicine, N.Y.  1987


RESIDENCY at University of Michigan Hospitals, 1987-1989 Internal Medicine Ann Arbor, MI.
FELLOWSHIP at National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Bethesda, MD. 1989-1992Endocrinology
SENIOR STAFF FELLOW at National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Bethesda, MD. 1992-1995 Endocrinology
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  • Graduated with Distinction from Stanford University 1980
  • Doctoral Dissertation Award, best thesis, Mount Sinai School of Medicine 1986
  • NIH Student Exchange Program-Elective in Endocrinology 1986
  • Hadassah Hospital Student Exchange Program, Jerusalem, Israel  1987
  • "Endocrinology Under 35" Meeting, Best Poster Award, Rapallo Italy 1992
  • Outstanding Achievements in Promoting Black Employees Award 1993
  • Charles E. Culpeper Foundation Research Fellow 1996-1998


  • California State License #G81765 1995-
  • DEA #BF4533495
  • Certified, Internal Medicine, 2001
  • Certified, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, 2003


Dr. Friedman has received several research grants covering hormone regulation, including thyroid, POMC, testosterone, and pancreatic functions.


Dr. Friedman has delivered over 150 invited lectures and presentations
throughout the U.S. and abroad, on a variety of researchand diagnostic


In addition to having published over 100 peer-reviewed research papers
and over 150 abstracts, Dr. Friedman has authored book chapters and review articles .
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