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Congratulations to David Friedlander, MD, MPH for being named one of the 2021 Urology Care Foundation Research Scholar Awardees.

Dr. Friedlander was selected to receive this year’s Endourological Society Joseph Segura, MD Scholarship in Endourology and Stone Management Award for a two-year study titled Improving pathways of care for renal colic as a means to address low-value services. UNC Urology’s Drs. Matthew Nielsen and Angela Smith as well as Duke Urology’s Dr. Charles Scales will serve as mentors on the project.

Dr. Friedlander was also recently named by the American Urological Association (AUA) as the 2020-2021 Science & Quality Fellow. A program is designed to prepare urologists for key roles in the Science and Quality arena.

“I’m honored and privileged to be given this opportunity to conduct research focused on improving the patient experience around kidney stone care, and I’m very grateful for the amazing mentorship that I will receive during this endeavor.”

David Friedlander, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Urology


About the Urology Care Foundation Research Scholar Awards

In 2021, the American Urological Association (AUA) and the Urology Care Foundation recognized 14 researchers as recipients of the 2021 Urology Care Foundation Research Scholar Awards.

These awards support future research leaders and ensure they receive the necessary training and guidance for a successful research career. These awards provide $40,000 per year for one- or two-year mentored research training for clinical and postdoctoral fellows or early-career faculty.

Learn more about the Urology Care Foundation Research Scholar Awards

About David Friedlander, MD, MPH

Dr. Friedlander is an Assistant Professor of Urology at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. After graduating from Bowdoin College, he spent a year working in the California state capitol as a research fellow in the office of the vice-chair of the health committee.

Dr. Friedlander received his medical degree from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN during which time he also completed an MPH at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health. He subsequently completed his residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA where he stayed on for an NIH-funded research fellowship. He then completed a clinical fellowship in endourology and minimally invasive surgery at the University of California-San Diego.

His research interests include understanding how health care policy affects surgical outcomes and costs, as well as understanding both clinical and social factors that influence the quality of health care delivery. More recently, his research efforts have focused on characterizing and determining factors associated with high-value pathways of surgical care, with a particular interest in the treatment of urinary stones and benign urological conditions.