Matt Friedman, MD

National Medical Director


Dr. Matt Friedman, a board-certified EMS and emergency medicine physician, has served as the Attending Physician for Yankee Stadium, Madison Square Garden, and the US Open since 2013. He is the Medical Director for New York Road Runners, and many other large annual events.

Dr. Friedman has been involved in Emergency Medical Services as an educator, author, and medical director since 2012. He is the EMS Fellowship Director at Maimonides Health in Brooklyn, New York, a level one trauma center. Additionally, he is the Associate Medical Director of the Division of Emergency Medical Services in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Maimonides Health and a Clinical Assistant Professor at the SUNY Downstate College of Medicine in Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Friedman has been continuously board certified in emergency medicine since 2012 and Emergency Medical Services since 2013.

Today, he remains one of the most popular and respected emergency and EMS physicians in his field and a renowned leader in medical education and clinical quality improvement efforts. In October 2013, Dr. Friedman became the first physician at Maimonides Health to successfully challenge the new subspecialty boards in Prehospital Medicine (EMS), offered under the auspices of the American Board of Emergency Medicine.

Dr. Friedman also serves on the New York City Regional Emergency Medical Advisory Committee (REMAC), a committee of NYC physicians who develop the protocols for NYC EMS that the entire region follows. As evidence-based medicine enhances the medical care that is provided, the committee makes decisions about the needs of the EMS system in the city and how to best serve the people of NY.

In addition, he is an On-Line Medical Control (OLMC) physician for the Fire Department of the City of New York (FDNY). In this role, he provides assistance and direction in real time to EMTs and paramedics as they encounter challenging patients. This includes authorizing medications for EMTs and paramedics to use and helping them to decide on the best hospital to transport the patient. He also assesses decisional capacity if the patient does not want to go to the hospital after calling 911.

Committed to sharing his knowledge with the field and community, Dr. Friedman has authored many peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and presents nationally, including at conferences held by the National Association of EMS Physicians, Society of Academic Emergency Medicine, American College of Emergency Physicians, Mass Gathering Medicine Summit, and EMS World Expo. He’s also been a guest on international podcasts.

His background includes receiving his Doctor of Medicine degree from New York Medical College and completing his emergency medicine training at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, NY. Following residency, he completed an EMS fellowship with the Fire Department of the City of New York (FDNY), with clinical affiliation at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center.


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