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Vidor E. Friedman, MD, FACEP
Immediate Past President

Current Professional Position

Attending Physician, Florida Emergency Physicians (now FEP of TeamHealth), Maitland, FL; Vice President for Governmental Affairs, Florida Emergency Physicians (now FEP of TeamHealth), Maitland, FL; Emergency Physician, Florida Hospitals Celebration Health, Orlando, FL.


Emergency Medicine Residency Program, Michigan State University, Lansing, Mich.

Years Elected to Board

2012, 2015


Dr. Friedman was elected President of the American College of Emergency Physicians in October of 2018. He was elected to the Board of Directors in 2012, and again in 2015. He has served as Chair of the Emergency Medicine Foundation and is a Past-President of the Florida College of Emergency physicians.

He was the Director of Emergency Services for Florida Hospital Celebration Health, in Orlando Florida, 1998-2009. In addition, he was one of the first Emergency Medicine physicians to serve as Chief of Staff within the Florida Hospital system.

He is a past Chair of the Federal Governmental Affairs committee of American College of Emergency Physicians, as well as FCEP’s Governmental Affairs committee, and has served as a trustee of the National Emergency Medicine Political Action committee for over 5 years.

He has served on the Board of Governors of Emergency Medicine Action Fund since its inception in 2011.

Dr. Friedman completed his residency in EM at Michigan State University, Lansing MI in 1989, where he served as Chief Resident. He continued working at Ingham Medical Center, in Lansing, as Clinical Faculty in the EM residency until 1997, when he relocated to Orlando, FL with his wife Allyson & joined Florida Emergency Physicians.

His numerous honors include, among others:

The Florida Hospital Presidents Award, Physician Leadership, (2006 & 2008)
“William T. Haeck, MD; Member of the Year”  ( FCEP 2007, and 2015)
“Martin J Gottlieb award for outstanding advocacy in emergency medicine” (FCEP 2008)


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