About Michael Friedman, MD

Dr. David Portman

Dr. Michael Friedman, former director at Celgene Corporation and currently a director of Intuitive Surgical, Inc., has held several roles, including CEO and holder of the Irell & Manella Cancer Center Director’s Distinguished Chair, at City of Hope cancer treatment and research center where he is currently emeritus cancer center director. His work experience also includes serving as acting commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Dr. Friedman has authored more than 150 scientific papers and book chapters. His commendations include the 1999 Surgeon General’s Medallion. He received his doctorate in medicine from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical and completed his postdoctoral training at Stanford University and the National Cancer Institute. Dr. Friedman is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology.