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David J. Friedel, MD, FAAP

David J. Friedel, MD, FAAP

Assistant professor
Program director, Combined Internal Medicine - Pediatrics Residency Program

Infectious Diseases

Children's Pavilion
West Hospital, 3rd floor

Appointments: (804) 828-CHOR (2467)
Family Travel Clinic: (804) 828-4515
Fax: (804) 827-0153

Board Certifications

Infectious diseases
Internal medicine

Medical School

University of Connecticut School of Medicine


Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center


Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center

Areas of Interest

Pediatric and adolescent HIV
Travel medicine
Graduate medical education

Research Interests

Clinical trials of antimicrobial agents and pediatric vaccines


Dr. Friedel joined the faculty in 2009 as a member of the Divisions of Hospitalist Medicine and Pediatric Infectious Diseases. In addition to his clinical responsibilities, Dr. Friedel is the associate program director of the Pediatrics Residency Program. He is very active in medical and graduate medical education and is a respected teacher. During his first year on faculty, he was the recipient of VCU School of Medicine?s Best Teacher Award for the M-III Pediatric Clerkship and the Department of Pediatrics? Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award. In his second year as a faculty member, he was again recognized by the M-III Pediatric Clerkship with a VCU School of Medicine High Evaluation Teaching Award.

Select Recent Publications

1. Friedel D, Lavoie S. Epidemiology and Trends in Sexually Transmitted Diseases. In: Wallace RB, ed. Public Health and Preventive Medicine, 15th edition. New York, NY: McGraw Hill. 2007; pg 155-188.

2. Friedel D, Climo M. Nasal colonization with methicillin-resistant S. aureus: clinical implications and treatment. Curr Infect Dis Rev. 2007;9 (3):201-7.

3. Friedel D, Lavoie S. Vaccinations and other Inpatient Health Maintenance Issues. John Hopkins Consultative Medicine Essentials for Hospitalists. 2010. Available at:

4. Friedel D. Infection Control in Ambulatory Care. In: Hospital Infection Control. Wenzel, RP (ed). Decision Support in Medicine, Wilmington, DE, 2013.

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