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Meet Paul M. Friedman, MD

Paul M. Friedman, MD, board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology, is the Director of Dermatology & Laser Surgery Center in Houston, Texas and also practices at the Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York. He was educated in dermatology at the New York University School of Medicine, where he served as chief resident and was twice awarded the prestigious Husik Prize for his research in dermatologic surgery. He completed a one-year fellowship in dermatologic laser surgery and Mohs micrographic surgery & cutaneous oncology at the Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York and was the recipient of the Young Investigator’s Writing Competition Award of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. Dr. Friedman is a clinical assistant professor at the University of Texas Medical School, department of dermatology, and a clinical assistant professor of dermatology at the Weill Cornell Medical College, Houston Methodist Hospital. He is also on staff at Texas Children’s Hospital and Memorial-Hermann Hospital-Texas Medical Center. Dr. Friedman is a fellowship director for the ASDS-accredited cosmetic dermatologic surgery fellowship training program and also serves as faculty for the Procedural Dermatology Fellowship at MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Dr. Friedman has been a featured speaker of the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS), the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS), and other national and international audiences. He served as Co-Chair for the Cutaneous Laser Surgery Section of the 2009, 2011, and 2018 Annual Conferences of the ASLMS and served as program co-chair for the 2015 ASLMS Annual Conference. Dr. Friedman’s abstract received the Dr. Richard E. Fitzpatrick Best Clinical and Innovations Award at the 2015 ASLMS Conference and he was awarded the Best of Cutaneous Applications Abstract Session Award at the 2016 ASLMS Conference. He served on the ASLMS Board of Directors from 2015 to 2018 and has served as chair of the public service committee for the ASDS. Dr. Friedman has published over 100 medical articles and book chapters and co-authored the book Beautiful Skin Revealed: The Ultimate Guide to Better Skin. He is co-Editor of the textbook Lasers and Light Source Treatment For The Skin. He also serves on the Editorial Board of the journal Dermatologic Surgery. Dr. Friedman has been recognized as a leading physician and researcher in the field and has also been involved in the development of several new laser systems and therapeutic techniques now commonly used throughout the world.

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Paul M. Friedman, MD in The Media

Dr. Friedman has been featured in several magazines and periodicals, such as the New York Times, Houston Chronicle, Harper’s Bazaar, New Beauty, Good Housekeeping, Family Circle and Prevention Magazine. Dr. Friedman has also been featured in over 30 news programs on the Fox, ABC, CBS, and NBC networks. As a leading researcher and physician in the field of dermatology, Dr. Friedman has been recognized by H Texas Magazine as one of Houston’s Top Doctors, by Texas Monthly Magazine Super Doctors, and has been selected for inclusion in Who’s Who in America.

Dr. Friedman has been involved in the development of several new dermatological laser systems and techniques that are now commonly used around the world and he continues to be involved in the development of leading-edge technology to help find better solutions for today’s most common skin conditions.

Dr. Friedman is the co-author of Beautiful Skin Revealed: The Ultimate Guide to Better Skin, a must-have beauty resource to help readers separate help from hype concerning a variety of common skin conditions. The book was released in July, 2010, and Dr. Friedman is the first physician to have a book published by New Beauty Magazine’s Sandow Media Corporation.

Dermatologist and Author


Dr. Friedman is proud to announce his latest achievement: the publication of Laser & Light Source Treatment for the Skin. The new book is co-edited by Dr. Friedman and published by Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers. This practical guide to laser treatments discusses the many fascinating applications for lasers in remedying common skin conditions such as vascular lesions, tissue tightening, tattoo removal, acne scars, and hair removal. Informative yet engaging, this book can be a useful tool for trainees, dermatologists, and cosmetic surgeons alike, providing a wealth of information in an accessible format.

Laser & Light Source Treatment for the Skin is the second release by Dr. Friedman in addition to Beautiful Skin Revealed: The Ultimate Guide to Better Skin. These two invaluable beauty resources can assist both medical professionals and consumers alike in demystifying dermatologic laser treatments and cosmetic dermatology  – providing guidance to achieving beautiful, healthier skin, and anticipating the exciting future of dermatology.