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PM Pediatrics

Spotlight on:

Dr. Elliot M. Friedman

Medical Director, PM Pediatrics of Carle Place

Meet Dr. Elliott M. Friedman, Medical Director at PM Pediatrics of Carle Place. A resident of Nassau County, Dr. Friedman has been with PM Pediatrics for seven years and worked as a lead physician at PM Pediatrics of Syosset before taking on the role of Medical Director of our new Wild West-themed Carle Place practice. Check out the interview below to get to know Dr. Friedman:

Where did you receive your medical education?

EF: I attended medical school at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and completed my pediatrics residency there as well. After some in-depth training experience in pediatric pulmonology, I dedicated my training and practice to pediatric emergency medicine.

What do you enjoy most about working in this field?

EF: My primary interest within urgent and emergency pediatrics is treating trauma. I particularly enjoy being able to alleviate the fears and pain associated with sudden trauma. I subscribe to the “Hawkeye Pierce” (Alan Alda’s character on M*A*S*H) School of Medicine which seeks to blend high-quality medical practice with the pain relief of laughter-induced release of endorphins.

Why pediatrics? Did you always want to be a doctor?

EF: I truly enjoy spending time with children. With children there is always a sense of hope and the innocent yet exciting anticipation of what the future will bring.

Are there moments throughout your experience that stick out in your mind?

EF: There was this one very cute five-year-old boy (one of many) with a forehead laceration. He was very nervous about getting stitches. The nurse applied the topical anesthetic liquid with a cotton ball, he watched TV for 30 minutes and then I was able to painlessly close his wound. He had his “aha” moment when the first stitch didn’t hurt, which was priceless! That is what PM Pediatrics is all about.

Where did you work prior to PM Pediatrics?

EF: Before joining PM Pediatrics, I was the Director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center in Queens.

Where can we find you during your free time?

EF: When not at work, I enjoy spending time with my wife, children and grandchildren, as well as visiting museums, biking and rafting.


Elliott M. Friedman, MD FAAP
Dr. Elliott M. Friedman is the Medical Director of PM Pediatrics of Carle Place, and was previously a lead physician at PM Pediatrics of Syosset. Dr. Friedman is the former Director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, as well as the former Director of Pediatric Medical Student Education at Jamaica Hospital where he worked for the past 20 years. He continues to be actively involved in training other physicians in pediatric advanced life support and advanced trauma life support. Dr. Friedman has served on several city-wide committees including: NYC Mayor’s Task Force on Child Abuse, NYC Department of Health Pediatric Disaster Advisory Group and the NYC Pediatric Disaster Preparedness Task Force. In addition, he was a lecture-panelist at the NYC Child Safety Medical Summit in May 2009. Dr. Friedman is board certified in both pediatric emergency medicine and pediatrics. He graduated from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and trained in pediatrics at the Montefiore/Einstein program where he also served as a Chief Resident. Dr. Friedman received his undergraduate degree from Yeshiva University.