About the Chair: Andrew Friedrich, MD
Dr. Andrew Friedrich joined the UC Department of Anesthesiology in 2005 and was appointed as the Chair on June 21, 2016. Prior to accepting the Chairmanship, Dr. Friedrich spent several years serving as the Vice Chairman for Perioperative and Critical Care Medicine.
Dr. Friedrich is a staff anesthesiologist and critical care physician at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, where he created the Center for Perioperative Care and served as Co-Director of the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit. He is board certified in anesthesiology, critical care medicine, and perioperative echocardiography. Additionally, he serves as Associate Director of Clinical Quality for the UC Heart, Lung, and Vascular Institute.
Dr. Friedrich received his medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine in 1995. He completed a residency in anesthesiology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in 1999, a fellowship in critical care medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital in 2000, and a fellowship in cardiac anesthesiology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in 2001.
Actively involved in education and quality improvement, Dr. Friedrich has published articles in numerous peer-reviewed journals, including Critical Care Medicine and Anesthesia and Analgesia, and has served as a reviewer for Anesthesiology. He won the Teacher of the Year Award at both the College of Medicine (2006 and 2011) and at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (2002). He is a founding member of the Society for Preoperative Assessment and Quality Improvement and has won awards from the Joint Commission and Blue Cross/Blue Shield for his quality improvement work at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.