Kevin Friedman

Kevin G.  Friedman, MD

Pediatric and Fetal Cardiologist

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

  • Contact: 617-355-7366

  • Fax: 617-739-6282

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

Medical Services

Specialties

  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Fetal Cardiology
  • Kawasaki Disease
  • Cardiology

Departments

  • Cardiology

Programs

  • Advanced Fetal Care Center
  • Kawasaki Disease Program
  • Non-Invasive Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Inpatient Unit
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Experience and Education

Education

Undergraduate School

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 - Pediatric Cardiology Chief Fellow

Boston Children's Hospital, 2011

Boston, MA

Fellowship - Senior Fellow in Non-Invasive Imaging

Boston Children's Hospital, 2012

Boston, MA

Certifications

  • Pediatrics, Pediatric Cardiology

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.

Publications

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  1. 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 Sep; 5(9).
  2. 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. 2016 Jun 3.
  3. 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 1; 120(11):1301-18.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
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  12. 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.
  13. 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 1; 114(1):122-7.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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 1; 5(4):549-54.
  22. 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.
  23. 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).
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
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