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Heather Friedman, MPH

Heather Friedman, MPH

Medical Educator

Greater Pittsburgh Region • Accomplished medical editor with 22 years of experience creating clear, concise, and meticulously crafted documents for scientific publication, patient education, news dissemination, and clinician education and assessment. Specialization in development of written examinations for physicians, educational materials for patient audiences, medical journal manuscripts, congress abstracts and posters, and slide decks. Sophisticated understanding of medical content and health care policy in several therapeutic areas, with deep knowledge of obstetrics and gynecology and hematology/oncology. Mastery of AMA style, medical terminology, and the finer points of grammar, usage, punctuation, and syntax. Special research and educational focus on bias-free, patient-centered language, especially related to sex and gender terminology in medicine. Graduate education in public health and advanced academic research skills. Established record of successfully multi-tasking, meeting deadlines, rapidly adapting to new assignments, and exceeding client expectations.


• Writing
• Rewriting/revising
• Substantive editing
• Copyediting
• Fact-checking
• Researching
• Verifying references
• Formatting products to journal/organizational guidelines
• Proofreading


• Multiple-choice examinations and quizzes
• Patient education booklets, fact sheets, and online materials
• Journal manuscripts
• Clinical slide decks
• Congress abstracts
• Congress posters
• White papers
• Advisory board summaries
• Marketing materials


• Medical specialty societies
• Pharmaceutical companies
• Medical communications agencies
• Patient advocacy and education organizations


• Breast cancer
• Colorectal cancer
• Complementary and integrative medicine
• Complex family planning
• Diabetes mellitus
• Gastroenterology
• Gynecology
• Hematologic oncology
• Leukemia
• Lymphoma
• Maternal–fetal medicine/perinatology
• Medical ethics
• Multiple myeloma
• Nephrology
• Obstetrics
• Oncology
• Patient safety
• Reproductive endocrinology and infertility
• Rheumatoid arthritis
• Systemic lupus erythematosus
• Urogynecology/female pelvic medicine


  • Managing Editor, In-Training Examination (American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG))
  • Exmaination Editor (American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists)
  • Freelance Medical Editor/Writer (Friedman Medical Communications, LLC)
  • Medical Education Director, Hematology/Oncology (Medscape)
  • Reproductive Health Editor (Kaiser Daily Reproductive Health Report)
  • Editorial Associate, Practice Activities Division (American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists)


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