Arie Friedman, MD
Dr. Friedman graduated with honors at the top of his medical school class from University of Illinois College of Medicine in 1998. While in medical school, he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society and honored with the Tom Reeves Outstanding Medical Student Award. Subsequently, he underwent categorical residency training at the University of Chicago Children’s Hospital. Dr. Friedman founded a solo pediatrics practice in 2001 that later merged with Premier Pediatrics. Premier Pediatrics became part of PediaTrust in 2014. At PediaTrust, Dr. Friedman serves on the Board of Managers and as the Director of After-hours Care. Prior to attending medical school, Dr. Friedman served in the United States Navy as a Naval Aviator. During his seven years of active duty, he flew SH-60B Seahawk helicopters out of Naval Air Station North Island, California, from which he deployed twice, including once to the Persian Gulf as part of Operation Desert Storm. After leaving active duty, he transferred to the Naval Reserve Medical Corps from which he retired in 2005. Dr. Friedman is married to Michelle Rosenthal and is a father of five.