My clinical focuses are echocardiography, particularly fetal echocardiography, management of congenital heart disease, and Kawasaki Disease.

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EDUCATION

Undergraduate Degree

  • University of Notre Dame , 2000 , South Bend , IN

Medical School

  • Harvard Medical School , 2004 , Boston , MA

Internship

  • The Children's Hospital at University of Colorado , 2005 , Denver , CO

Residency

  • The Children's Hospital at University of Colorado , 2007 , Denver , CO

Fellowship

Pediatric Cardiology
  • Boston Children's Hospital , 2010 , Boston , MA

Fellowship

Chief Fellow, Pediatric Cardiology
  • Boston Children's Hospital , 2011 , Boston , MA

Fellowship

Senior Fellow, Non-Invasive Imaging
  • Boston Children's Hospital , 2012 , Boston , MA

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

I am a pediatric and fetal cardiologist at Boston Children’s Hospital with focus in non-invasive imaging at Boston Children’s Hospital. My clinical focuses are echocardiography, particularly fetal echocardiography, management of congenital heart disease, and Kawasaki Disease.


My research interests include diastolic function in left-sided congenital heart disease, fetal diagnosis and management of complex congenital heart disease, and Kawasaki Disease.

CERTIFICATIONS

  • American Board of Pediatrics, General Pediatrics
  • American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Cardiology

PUBLICATIONS

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  1. de Ferranti SD, Gauvreau K, Friedman KG, Tang A, Baker AL, Fulton DR, Tremoulet AH, Burns JC, Newburger JW. Association of Initially Normal Coronary Arteries With Normal Findings on Follow-up Echocardiography in Patients With Kawasaki Disease. JAMA Pediatr. 2018 Oct 01; e183310. View abstract
  2. Ortinau CM, Rollins CK, Gholipour A, Yun HJ, Marshall M, Gagoski B, Afacan O, Friedman K, Tworetzky W, Warfield SK, Newburger JW, Inder TE, Grant PE, Im K. Early-Emerging Sulcal Patterns Are Atypical in Fetuses with Congenital Heart Disease. Cereb Cortex. 2018 Oct 01. View abstract
  3. Shakti D, Friedman KG, Harrild DM, Gauvreau K, Geva T, Colan SD, Brown DW. Left Atrial Size and Function in Patients With Congenital Aortic Valve Stenosis. Am J Cardiol. 2018 Aug 04. View abstract
  4. Gellis L, Drogosz M, Lu M, Sleeper LA, Cheng H, Allan C, Marshall AC, Tworetzky W, Friedman KG. Echocardiographic predictors of neonatal illness severity in fetuses with critical left heart obstruction with intact or restrictive atrial septum. Prenat Diagn. 2018 Sep; 38(10):788-794. View abstract
  5. Alsaied T, Friedman K, Masci M, Hoganson DM, Baird CW, Geva T. Type B Interrupted Right Aortic Arch: Diagnostic and Surgical Approaches. Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 Jul 13. View abstract
  6. Friedman KG, Sleeper LA, Freud LR, Marshall AC, Godfrey ME, Drogosz M, Lafranchi T, Benson CB, Wilkins-Haug LE, Tworetzky W. Improved technical success, postnatal outcome and refined predictors of outcome for fetal aortic valvuloplasty. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2018 08; 52(2):212-220. View abstract
  7. Hoganson DM, Cigarroa CL, van den Bosch SJ, Sleeper LA, Callahan R, Friedman KG, Baird CW, Quinonez LG, Kaza AK, Emani SE, Kheir JN. Impact of a Composite Valved RV-PA Graft After Stage 1 Palliation. Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 Jun 30. View abstract
  8. Barry OM, Friedman KG, Bergersen L, Emani S, Moeyersoms A, Tworetzky W, Marshall AC, Lock JE. Clinical and Hemodynamic Results After Conversion from Single to Biventricular Circulation After Fetal Aortic Stenosis Intervention. Am J Cardiol. 2018 Aug 01; 122(3):511-516. View abstract
  9. Friedman K. Preoperative Physiology, Imaging, and Management of Interrupted Aortic Arch. Semin Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2018 Sep; 22(3):265-269. View abstract
  10. Prosnitz AR, Drogosz M, Marshall AC, Wilkins-Haug LE, Benson CB, Sleeper LA, Tworetzky W, Friedman KG. Early hemodynamic changes after fetal aortic stenosis valvuloplasty predict biventricular circulation at birth. Prenat Diagn. 2018 Mar; 38(4):286-292. View abstract
  11. Friedman KG, Sleeper LA, Fichorova RN, Weilnau T, Tworetzky W, Wilkins-Haug LE. Myocardial injury in fetal aortic stenosis: Insights from amniotic fluid analysis. Prenat Diagn. 2018 02; 38(3):190-195. View abstract
  12. Beaute JI, Friedman KG. Indomethacin induced ductus arteriosus closure in midgestation fetus. Clin Case Rep. 2018 Mar; 6(3):506-508. View abstract
  13. Angelidou A, Michael Z, Hotz A, Friedman K, Emani S, LaRovere K, Christou H. Is There More to Zika? Complex Cardiac Disease in a Case of Congenital Zika Syndrome. Neonatology. 2018; 113(2):177-182. View abstract
  14. Friedman KG, Newburger JW. Coronary Stenosis after Kawasaki Disease: Size Matters. J Pediatr. 2018 Mar; 194:8-10. View abstract
  15. Schidlow DN, Freud L, Friedman K, Tworetzky W. Fetal interventions for structural heart disease. Echocardiography. 2017 12; 34(12):1834-1841. View abstract
  16. Godfrey ME, Friedman KG, Drogosz M, Rudolph AM, Tworetzky W. Cardiac output and blood flow redistribution in fetuses with D-loop transposition of the great arteries and intact ventricular septum: insights into pathophysiology. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2017 Nov; 50(5):612-617. View abstract
  17. Saleeb SF, McLaughlin SR, Graham DA, Friedman KG, Fulton DR. Resource reduction in pediatric chest pain: Standardized clinical assessment and management plan. Congenit Heart Dis. 2018 Jan; 13(1):46-51. View abstract
  18. Rathod RH, Jurgen B, Hamershock RA, Friedman KG, Marshall AC, Samnaliev M, Graham DA, Jenkins K, Lock JE, Powell AJ. Impact of standardized clinical assessment and management plans on resource utilization and costs in children after the arterial switch operation. Congenit Heart Dis. 2017 Dec; 12(6):768-776. View abstract
  19. Baker AL, Vanderpluym C, Gauvreau KA, Fulton DR, de Ferranti SD, Friedman KG, Murray JM, Brown LD, Almond CS, Evans-Langhorst M, Newburger JW. Safety and Efficacy of Warfarin Therapy in Kawasaki Disease. J Pediatr. 2017 Oct; 189:61-65. View abstract
  20. Friedman KG, Gauvreau K, Hamaoka-Okamoto A, Tang A, Berry E, Tremoulet AH, Mahavadi VS, Baker A, deFerranti SD, Fulton DR, Burns JC, Newburger JW. Coronary Artery Aneurysms in Kawasaki Disease: Risk Factors for Progressive Disease and Adverse Cardiac Events in the US Population. J Am Heart Assoc. 2016 09 15; 5(9). View abstract
  21. Godfrey ME, Tworetzky W, Morash D, Friedman KG. Cardiac Findings in the Fetus with Cerebral Arteriovenous Malformation Are Associated with Adverse Outcome. Fetal Diagn Ther. 2017; 41(2):108-114. View abstract
  22. Friedberg MK, Margossian R, Lu M, Mercer-Rosa L, Henderson HT, Nutting A, Friedman K, Molina KM, Altmann K, Canter C, Sleeper LA, Colan SD. Systolic-diastolic functional coupling in healthy children and in those with dilated cardiomyopathy. J Appl Physiol (1985). 2016 Jun 01; 120(11):1301-18. View abstract
  23. Kane DA, Friedman KG, Fulton DR, Geggel RL, Saleeb SF. Needles in Hay II: Detecting Cardiac Pathology by the Pediatric Chest Pain Standardized Clinical Assessment and Management Plan. Congenit Heart Dis. 2016 Sep; 11(5):396-402. View abstract
  24. Ronai C, Hamaoka-Okamoto A, Baker AL, de Ferranti SD, Colan SD, Newburger JW, Friedman KG. Coronary Artery Aneurysm Measurement and Z Score Variability in Kawasaki Disease. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2016 Feb; 29(2):150-7. View abstract
  25. Farias M, Friedman KG, Lock JE, Newburger JW, Rathod RH. Differentiating standardized clinical assessment and management plans from clinical practice guidelines. Acad Med. 2015 Aug; 90(8):1002. View abstract
  26. Ronai C, Baker AL, Friedman KG, Fulton DR, Newburger JW, Lang P. Prevalence of Undiagnosed Structural Heart Disease in Children Undergoing Echocardiography for Kawasaki Disease. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2016 Jun; 55(6):557-9. View abstract
  27. Friedman KG, Freud L, Escobar-Diaz M, Banka P, Emani S, Tworetzky W. Left Ventricular Remodeling and Function in Children with Biventricular Circulation After Fetal Aortic Valvuloplasty. Pediatr Cardiol. 2015 Oct; 36(7):1502-9. View abstract
  28. Escobar-Diaz MC, Freud LR, Bueno A, Brown DW, Friedman KG, Schidlow D, Emani S, Del Nido PJ, Tworetzky W. Prenatal diagnosis of transposition of the great arteries over a 20-year period: improved but imperfect. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2015 Jun; 45(6):678-82. View abstract
  29. Farias M, Friedman KG, Lock JE, Rathod RH. Gathering and learning from relevant clinical data: a new framework. Acad Med. 2015 Feb; 90(2):143-8. View abstract
  30. Freud LR, McElhinney DB, Marshall AC, Marx GR, Friedman KG, del Nido PJ, Emani SM, Lafranchi T, Silva V, Wilkins-Haug LE, Benson CB, Lock JE, Tworetzky W. Fetal aortic valvuloplasty for evolving hypoplastic left heart syndrome: postnatal outcomes of the first 100 patients. Circulation. 2014 Aug 19; 130(8):638-45. View abstract
  31. Escobar-Diaz MC, Friedman K, Salem Y, Marx GR, Kalish BT, Lafranchi T, Rathod RH, Emani S, Geva T, Tworetzky W. Perinatal and infant outcomes of prenatal diagnosis of heterotaxy syndrome (asplenia and polysplenia). Am J Cardiol. 2014 Aug 15; 114(4):612-7. View abstract
  32. Friedman KG, Schidlow D, Freud L, Escobar-Diaz M, Tworetzky W. Left ventricular diastolic function and characteristics in fetal aortic stenosis. Am J Cardiol. 2014 Jul 01; 114(1):122-7. View abstract
  33. Escobar-Diaz MC, Tworetzky W, Friedman K, Lafranchi T, Fynn-Thompson F, Alexander ME, Mah DY. Perinatal outcome in fetuses with heterotaxy syndrome and atrioventricular block or bradycardia. Pediatr Cardiol. 2014 Aug; 35(6):906-13. View abstract
  34. Porras D, Brown DW, Rathod R, Friedman K, Gauvreau K, Lock JE, Esch JJ, Bergersen L, Marshall AC. Acute outcomes after introduction of a standardized clinical assessment and management plan (SCAMP) for balloon aortic valvuloplasty in congenital aortic stenosis. Congenit Heart Dis. 2014 Jul-Aug; 9(4):316-25. View abstract
  35. Friedman K, Balasubramanian S, Tworetzky W. Midgestation fetal pulmonary annulus size is predictive of outcome in tetralogy of fallot. Congenit Heart Dis. 2014 May-Jun; 9(3):187-93. View abstract
  36. Friedman KG, Alexander ME. Chest pain and syncope in children: a practical approach to the diagnosis of cardiac disease. J Pediatr. 2013 Sep; 163(3):896-901.e1-3. View abstract
  37. Farias M, Jenkins K, Lock J, Rathod R, Newburger J, Bates DW, Safran DG, Friedman K, Greenberg J. Standardized Clinical Assessment and Management Plans Provide a Better Alternative to Clinical Practice Guidelines. Health Affairs. 2013; 5(32):911-920. View abstract
  38. Farias M, Jenkins K, Lock J, Rathod R, Newburger J, Bates DW, Safran DG, Friedman K, Greenberg J. Standardized Clinical Assessment And Management Plans (SCAMPs) provide a better alternative to clinical practice guidelines. Health Aff (Millwood). 2013 May; 32(5):911-20. View abstract
  39. Friedman KG, McElhinney DB, Rhodes J, Powell AJ, Colan SD, Lock JE, Brown DW. Left ventricular diastolic function in children and young adults with congenital aortic valve disease. Am J Cardiol. 2013 Jan 15; 111(2):243-9. View abstract
  40. Friedman KG, McElhinney DB, Colan SD, Porras D, Powell AJ, Lock JE, Brown DW. Left ventricular remodeling and improvement in diastolic function after balloon aortic valvuloplasty for congenital aortic stenosis. Circ Cardiovasc Interv. 2012 Aug 01; 5(4):549-54. View abstract
  41. Farias M, Friedman KG, Powell AJ, de Ferranti SD, Marshall AC, Brown DW, Kulik TJ. Dynamic evolution of practice guidelines: analysis of deviations from assessment and management plans. Pediatrics. 2012 Jul; 130(1):93-8. View abstract
  42. Verghese GR, Friedman KG, Rathod RH, Meiri A, Saleeb SF, Graham DA, Geggel RL, Fulton DR. Resource Utilization Reduction for Evaluation of Chest Pain in Pediatrics Using a Novel Standardized Clinical Assessment and Management Plan (SCAMP). J Am Heart Assoc. 2012 Apr; 1(2). View abstract
  43. Farias M, Ziniel S, Rathod RH, Friedman KG, Colan S, Newburger JW, Fulton DR. Provider attitudes toward Standardized Clinical Assessment and Management Plans (SCAMPs). Congenit Heart Dis. 2011 Nov-Dec; 6(6):558-65. View abstract
  44. Friedman KG, Kane DA, Rathod RH, Renaud A, Farias M, Geggel R, Fulton DR, Lock JE, Saleeb SF. Management of pediatric chest pain using a standardized assessment and management plan. Pediatrics. 2011 Aug; 128(2):239-45. View abstract
  45. Friedman KG, Margossian R, Graham DA, Harrild DM, Emani SM, Wilkins-Haug LE, McElhinney DB, Tworetzky W. Postnatal left ventricular diastolic function after fetal aortic valvuloplasty. Am J Cardiol. 2011 Aug 15; 108(4):556-60. View abstract
  46. Friedman KG, Salvin JW, Wypij D, Gurmu Y, Bacha EA, Brown DW, Laussen PC, Scheurer MA. Risk factors for failed staged palliation after bidirectional Glenn in infants who have undergone stage one palliation. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2011 Oct; 40(4):1000-6. View abstract
  47. Friedman KG, Rathod RH, Farias M, Graham D, Powell AJ, Fulton DR, Newburger JW, Colan SD, Jenkins KJ, Lock JE. Resource utilization after introduction of a standardized clinical assessment and management plan. Congenit Heart Dis. 2010 Jul-Aug; 5(4):374-81. View abstract
  48. Rathod RH, Farias M, Friedman KG, Graham D, Fulton DR, Newburger JW, Colan S, Jenkins K, Lock JE. A novel approach to gathering and acting on relevant clinical information: SCAMPs. Congenit Heart Dis. 2010 Jul-Aug; 5(4):343-53. View abstract
  49. Dominguez SR, Friedman K, Seewald R, Anderson MS, Willis L, Glodé MP. Kawasaki disease in a pediatric intensive care unit: a case-control study. Pediatrics. 2008 Oct; 122(4):e786-90. View abstract
  50. Friedman K, Wallis T, Maloney KW, Hendrickson RJ, Mengshol S, Cadnapaphornchai MA. An unusual cause of pediatric hypertension. J Pediatr. 2007 Aug; 151(2):206-12. View abstract