Dr. Gerald (Lazer) Friedman


Lecturer, University of Toronto
Clinical Advisor, Cell-El

About Dr. Gerald (Lazer) Friedman:

Dr. Gerald Friedman practices pediatric neurology and has 30 years’ experience in private practice and at Mackenzie Health Hospital. He has a practice focused on Developmental Pediatrics and Pediatric Neurology. Dr. Friedman obtained his medical degree from the University of Ottawa Medical School. He completed his pediatric residency and pursued additional training in pediatric neurology at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. He is on the faculty of the University of Toronto Medical School. Dr. Friedman is the former Medical Director of the Woman & Child Program and Chief of Pediatrics at Mackenzie Health Hospital.

Dr. Friedman works at the Autism clinic of the Children Treatment Network (CTN) in Toronto. He is the principal site investigator and clinical advisor for the Cell-El Autism research study at CTN. Cell-El is working to identify blood-borne, ASD-specific diagnostic markers. Using proteomics the initial analysis of a broad panel of serum proteins has identified a pattern of biomarkers that can be used to discriminate between typically developed (TD) children and those with autism.

Dr. Friedman is a specialist in pediatric headache and has a Certificate of Added Qualification in Headache Medicine from the National Headache Foundation. He is a member of the American Headache Society and the National Headache Foundation.

Dr. Friedman was the course director for the Torah in Motion annual International Conference on Jewish Medical Ethics which ran from 2009-2022.