Allen Friedland Elected Master of American College of Physicians

Allen Friedland, M.D.

Allen Friedland, M.D., MACP, FAAP, ChristianaCare’s section chief of Medicine-Pediatrics (Med-Peds), has been elected to an elite Mastership from the American College of Physicians (ACP).

He is one of just seven Delaware internists to hold this Mastership. One of the field’s most prestigious awards, it signals integrity, the utmost professional behavior, excellence in the practice of medicine and the honoree’s significant impact on the profession.

Delaware’s newest ACP Master is a “tireless advocate for internal medicine, medicine-pediatrics and residency education,” said Vinay Maheshwari, M.D., MHCDS, FCCP, FACP, the Hugh R. Sharp Jr., Chair of the Department of Medicine and physician executive of the ChristianaCare Medical Group.

“Dr. Friedland has mentored countless physicians across the country and is beloved by those who have had the privilege of working alongside him.”

Dr. Friedland in 2018.

Also director of ChristianaCare’s combined Med-Peds Residency Program, Dr. Friedland is a professor of Medicine and Pediatrics at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University. He founded the Leadership Excellence Education for Residents/Fellows program and was the founding director for ChristianaCare’s Transition Care Practice, now part of the Center for Special Health Care Needs.

He is past president of the Medicine-Pediatrics Program Directors Association, past chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics section on Medicine-Pediatrics, and has been the longest-term advisor for the National Med-Peds Residents Association.

“I carry this honor proudly to represent my current and future colleagues — both at ChristianaCare and nationally,” Dr. Friedland said.

Named a Top Doctor by both Philadelphia Magazine and Delaware Today in pediatrics, adolescent medicine and internal medicine, Dr. Friedland has also been honored with a Laureate Award, the highest recognition from the Delaware Chapter of the American College of Physicians.

“Election as a Master of the American College of Physicians reflects what we all know to be true about Allen — he consistently supports others to achieve their goals, both locally, regionally and nationally,” said Daniel Elliott, M.D., MSCE, medical director of ChristianaCare Quality Partners and the eBrightHealth ACO. A governor of the Delaware Chapter of the ACP who sponsored Dr. Friedland’s mastership, Dr. Elliott completed his own Med-Peds residency training under Dr. Friedland.

“Remarkably, even with his very full schedule, he manages to always be present and interested in those around him — patients, residents, fellow faculty and anyone he may meet. He is the first to humbly celebrate the accomplishments of others, so it is a privilege now to celebrate him.”

The first mastership in the College was presented in 1923 to physician James M. Anders, a former president of the ACP considered one of the most outstanding internists and medical teachers of his day.