Dr. Ellen Friedman has been the Hematology Fellowship Director of Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine since 2005. She completed a fellowship in hematology at New York University, specializing in the conditions of red cells, platelets and hematologic malignancies. She has been engaged in diagnosing and treating these conditions while simultaneously teaching medical students, medical residents and fellows in the skills and knowledge required. She has 40 years of experience in caring for patients in the Bronx both in the city hospitals and at Montefiore/Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Friedman was elected Fellow in the American College of Physicians and is an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at Einstein. Her teaching has been recognized with the Best Teacher Award by the hematology-oncology fellows. Her research has focused on a variety of blood conditions including anemia, thrombocytopenia, and myelodysplastic syndrome.