Interim Dean CUNY School of Medicine

Erica Friedman, M.D.,F.A.C.P

Interim Dean CUNY School of Medicine


Dr. Friedman is responsible for developing, maintaining, and enhancing CSOM’s educational standards to ensure the academic excellence of the medical program by assuming responsibility for and authority over the content and implementation of the curriculum, and ensuring compliance with the bylaws and policies of the Board of Trustees of CUNY, CSOM, and CCNY and all relevant accrediting bodies.  

Responsibilities include:

  • Leads and provides oversight for the development, implemention and evaluation of the medical education program, including oversight of accreditation processes and CQI
  • Manages and leads the renewal of the biomedical curriculum
  • Oversees offices of admissions, registrar, student affairs
  • Identifies, recruits and maintains clinical partnerships in support of the BS/MD curriculum
  • Supervises the Office of Academic Affairs and units that support and evaluate student academic success
  • Chair, Department of Medical Education
  • In consultation with the Dean, develops strategies to advance the School and its mission with University and legislative professionals, funding and accreditation groups, and other organizations