David F. Friedman

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Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Transfusion Committee, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Associate Director of Blood Bank, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Associate Director of Apheresis Service, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Transfusion Practice Committee, Penn Jersey American Red Cross
Medical Director , Phlebotomy Service
Department: Pediatrics

Contact information
CHOP Main Room 5132
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 2155902264
BA (Physics)
Yale University, 1979.
University of Pennsylvania, 1984.
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Description of Research Expertise

Transfusion medicine, Apheresis, Rh genes and alloimmunization

Description of Other Expertise

Clinical Database design and query

Description of Itmat Expertise

Dr. Friedman is investigating the use of the Amicus cell separator in red cell exchange transfusions.

Selected Publications

Stanley Helen M, Friedman David F, Webb Jennifer, Kwiatkowski Janet L: Transfusional Iron Overload in a Cohort of Children with Sickle Cell Disease: Impact of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Transfusion Method, and Chelation. Pediatric blood & cancer 63(8): 1414-8, Aug 2016.

Cohen Devin, Hartung Helge, Evans Perry, Friedman David F, Chou Stella T: Red blood cell alloimmunization in transfused patients with bone marrow failure syndromes. Transfusion 56(6): 1314-9, Jun 2016.

Lancaster Diana P, Friedman David F, Chiotos Kathleen, Sullivan Kaede V: Blood Volume Required for Detection of Low Levels and Ultralow Levels of Organisms Responsible for Neonatal Bacteremia by Use of Bactec Peds Plus/F, Plus Aerobic/F Medium, and the BD Bactec FX System: an In Vitro Study. Journal of clinical microbiology 53(11): 3609-13, Nov 2015.

Casas Jessica, Friedman David F, Jackson Tannoa, Vege Sunitha, Westhoff Connie M, Chou Stella T: Changing practice: red blood cell typing by molecular methods for patients with sickle cell disease. Transfusion 55(6 Pt 2): 1388-93, Jun 2015.

Chou Stella T, Jackson Tannoa, Vege Sunitha, Smith-Whitley Kim, Friedman David F, Westhoff Connie M: High prevalence of red blood cell alloimmunization in sickle cell disease despite transfusion from Rh-matched minority donors. Blood 122(6): 1062-71, Aug 2013.

Weiss Pamela F, Klink Andrew J, Friedman David F, Feudtner Chris: Pediatric therapeutic plasma exchange indications and patterns of use in US children's hospitals. Journal of clinical apheresis 27(6): 287-94, 2012.

Chou S T, Friedman D F: Transfusion practices for patients with sickle cell disease at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Immunohematology 28(1): 27-30, 2012.

Stricker Paul A, Shaw Thomas L, Desouza Duncan G, Hernandez Stephanie V, Bartlett Scott P, Friedman David F, Sesok-Pizzini Deborah A, Jobes David R: Blood loss, replacement, and associated morbidity in infants and children undergoing craniofacial surgery. Paediatric anaesthesia 20(2): 150-9, Feb 2010.

Sesok-Pizzini D A, Friedman D F, Smith-Whitley K, Nance S J: Transfusion support of patients with sickle cell disease at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Immunohematology 22(3): 121-5, 2006.

Tabbutt S, Leonard M, Godinez RI, Sebert M, Cullen J, Spray TL, Friedman D.: Severe influenza B myocarditis and myositis. Pediatr Crit Care Med 5(4): 403-406, July 2004.

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