Sunday, January 17, 2010

Highlights from my career in civil rights and primary health care

Ralph B. Freidin, MD

Pruit Igoe Neighborhood Health Center, St. Louis, MO (Founding Director ‘65-69)

U.S. Health Education Welfare Dept., National Center for Healthcare Research and Development (Developed first-ever primary care tracks for U.S. medical schools, ‘70-72)

Chief Medical Resident Boston City Hospital (‘74-75)

Director, BCH Primary Care Center ‘75-78)

Brigham and Women’s Hospital (‘78-80)

Clinical Faculty, Harvard Medical School (78-present)

Private Practice in Internal Medicine: Lexington, MA (‘80-present)

Clinical Instructor, Harvard Medical School and Tufts University School of Medicine:
"Doctor-Patient Relations: Introduction to Medical Interviewing for 1st Year Medical Students" (this course teaches young doctors to communicate effectively with diverse patients), (2006-2009)

Board of Governors, Human Rights Campaign (2005-present)

National Association of Free Clinics: Volunteer Physician, Little Rock, AK and Kansas City, MO (2009)

I have a 31 year-old daughter and a 29 year-old son and have been happily married for 41 years.

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