Joel Friedman, M.D., Ph.D.
Head of Life Sprout's Board of Experts
Dr. Joel M. Friedman is a Professor in both the Department of Medicine and the Department of Physiology & Biophysics at New York's prestigious Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He received M.D. and Ph.D. (Chemistry) degrees from the University of Pennsylvania.
During many years at AT&T Bell Labs, he pioneered the use of lasers to study protein motions and how hemoglobin binds and releases oxygen. He was eventually recruited to be Chairman of the Physiology & Biophysics Department at Einstein.
Dr. Friedman is an internationally-renowned researcher and inventor, the author of more than 200 peer-reviewed research papers in medical and scientific journals on a wide range of biomedically-relevant topics. A holder of a number of patents, Dr. Friedman was instrumental in the formation in 2020 of two biotech companies focused on employing his unique methods of delivering therapeutic agents to the body.
For the last 20 years, he has been known as a world leader and major proponent of harnessing the therapeutic potential of nitric oxide and several natural phytochemicals for fighting vascular inflammation and drug-resistant infections and for improving wound care. Professor Friedman has also researched an impressive range of modalities including protein dynamics, hemoglobin, transfusion medicine, anti-inflammatories, wound healing, anti-infective strategies, and topical, transdermal, and IV methods of drug delivery. With vast knowledge of various bodily systems, he is mindful of how systems interact and how one part of the body can communicate with and affect another.
Dr. Friedman hopes to bring to Life Sprout scientific insights and expertise that will provide a solid foundation for validating existing products, providing recommendations for product enhancements, and innovating new products. He is of the opinion that many natural products can provide therapeutic benefits not achievable through current standards of care. Impressed by Life Sprout's ethics and practices, he will be concerned with exploring the non-pharmaceutical side of medicine, how molecules and therapeutic strategies from nature can improve lives and outcomes.
Dr. Friedman is a good example of how exercise and smart nutrition can enhance one’s life. Despite being close to retirement age, he practices and teaches Chinese martial arts, plays basketball, and fantasizes about becoming the quarterback for the New York Football Giants.