Faces of Cedars-Sinai: Dr. Oren Friedman, Cardiac Surgery ICU
Jul 18, 2019 Cedars-Sinai Staff
He’s the associate director of the cardiac surgery intensive care unit (ICU), but that’s not all.
He also finds time to improve cardiac arrest resuscitation with the Code Blue Committee, work on the pulmonary embolism response team, and train other physicians.
We chatted with him to learn more about his background, his work, and how he recharges with his family.
Everyone’s different expertise and backgrounds really contribute to the care of the patient. I like that multidisciplinary aspect of the care we provide in the ICU.
Where are you from?
What inspired you to pursue medicine?
What's the best part of your job?
How do you spend your time outside of work?
My college adviser told me I’d never get into medical school and I should think of a different career.I wanted to prove them wrong so I worked doubly hard to make sure it happened.