Donald M. Friedman, M.D. received his undergraduate A.B. degree from Princeton University in 1966 and his M.D. from The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1970. He was trained in Internal Medicine at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, R.I. and Hahnemann Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. Following his Medical Internship and Residency, he did a Fellowship in Medical-Psychiatric Liaison at Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY where he learned about the emotional aspects of medical illness. He was also a Fellow in Rheumatology at Temple University Hospital where he was trained to treat arthritis, musculoskeletal, and collagen diseases. From 1976-2004, Dr. Friedman was Chief of the Section of Rheumatology at Crozer-Chester Medical Center, a large community teaching hospital outside of Philadelphia. Since retiring from medical practice in 2004, he has been interested in Spirituality and Healthcare and has taken courses at Harvard Medical School in the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine and at the George Washington Institute of Spirituality and Health. He currently teaches courses in Professionalism and Introduction to Clinical Medicine at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, PA. He is Board Certified in Rheumatology and Internal Medicine.