Bruce A. Friedman, MD

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Course Directors
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Department of Pathology
University of Michigan Medical School
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Pathology Education Consortium
Ann Arbor
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Bruce A. Friedman, a native of Cleveland, Ohio, is a graduate of Williams College and the University of Michigan Medical School. He completed his residency in Pathology at the University of Michigan Medical School. After serving as a pathologist in the U.S ArmyMedical Corps, he returned to the University of Michigan Medical School Department of Pathology, where he served on the faculty for 33 years. In 1982, Dr. Friedman was appointed the Director of Pathology Data Systems in the Department of Pathology and the University of Michigan Health System.

In 2005, the Division of Pathology Informatics was created within the Department of Pathology and he was appointed the co-director of this new division. The author of some 90 scientific articles, book chapters, and abstracts, he also served for 21 years as the director of a continuing medical education symposium called Automated Information Management in the Clinical Laboratory (AIMCL). In 2004, this meeting was renamed Lab InfoTech Summit and moved to Las Vegas, Nevada, under the sponsorship of PEC. In December, 2005, he launched a professional laboratory blog called Lab Soft News ( He is the president of Pathology Education Consortium (PEC), a non-profit company founded by him in 2004, that develops conferences such as the Lab InfoTech Summit and teaching resources in pathology informatics.

In 2006, he was honored by the Association for Pathology Informatics with its Honorary Fellow award for lifetime achievement in pathology informatics. In 2007, he also received a similar award at the First World Congress on Pathology Informatics held in Brisbane, Australia.

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