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Peter D. Friedmann, MD, MPH, DFASAM, FACP

Department of Medicine
Dr. Peter FriedmannDivision of General Internal Medicine

Institutional Leadership Roles

  • Associate Dean for Research at UMass Chan Medical School – Baystate
  • Chief Research Officer at Baystate Health

Academic Appointment

  • Professor of Medicine at UMass Chan Medical School – Baystate 
  • Professor of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences at UMass Chan Medical School

Education and Training

  • Harvard Medical School and New England Deaconess Hospital, Boston, MA
    Faculty Development and Fellowship Program in General Internal Medicine, Clinical and Research Fellow (1992-1994)
  • Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA
    M.P.H. (1992-1994)
  • Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY
    Internship and Residency in Primary Care Internal Medicine (1988-1991)
  • Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
    M.D. (1988)
  • Boston University, Boston, MA
    B.A., Program in Liberal Arts and Medicine, Concentration: Medical Science (1984)

Scholarly Foci

  • Health services research
  • Substance use disorders
  • Interface between health care and the criminal justice system

Scholarly Activity

View a list of Dr. Friedmann's publications in the Scholarly Commons repository.

Professional Societies and Leadership Roles (Limit 5)

  • Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment
    • Editor-In-Chief (2020-present)
    • Deputy Editor (2017-2019)
    • Associate Editor (2009-2016)
  • Massachusetts Society of Addiction Medicine
    • Immediate Past President (2021-2023)
    • President (2019-2021)
    • President-elect (2017-2019)
  • Interventions for the Prevention and Treatment of Addiction (IPTA) study section, Center for Scientific Review, NIH
    • Member (2017-2021)
  • American Board of Addiction Medicine & the ABAM Foundation
    • Specialty Director (2013-2016)
    • Member (2009-2020)
  • Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse (AMERSA)    
    • President (2007-2009)
    • Vice President (2005-2007)
    • Treasurer (2003-2005)
    • Member (1995-present)

Significant Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished Clinical Research Achievement Award to "Extended-Release Naltrexone to Prevent Opioid Relapse in Criminal Justice Offenders." Clinical Research (CR) Forum Top Ten Clinical Research Achievement Award. (2017)
  • Fellow, American College of Physicians (2012)
  • Distinguished Fellow, American Society of Addiction Medicine (2010)
  • Bruce M. Selya Award for Research Excellence, Lifespan Hospitals (November 8, 2002)
  • Generalist Physician Faculty Scholar Award, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (2000-2004)

Academic Office Contact Information

Office of Research
UMass Chan Medical School - Baystate
3601 Main Street, 3rd Floor
Springfield, MA 01199

(Updated December 2021)