Jon Friedman MD, FAST


Jon Friedman, MD, has been with Optum for 14 years. Seven years as PacifiCare’s Medical Director of their National Preferred Transplant Network (prior to the merger with UnitedHealth Group), six years with Optum as the National Medical Director of Transplants and Congenital Heart Disease, and the last year as Chief Medical Officer for Optum’s Complex Medical Conditions programs.

Prior to joining PacifiCare in 2000, Dr. Friedman spent 10 years in practice with HealthCare Partners Medical Group in Los Angeles, where he had oversight of Utilization Management and Quality Improvement for their Los Angeles Region.

Dr. Friedman holds a BA in Biochemistry from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA; an MD from Washington University Medical School in St. Louis; and a Fellowship in Geriatric Medicine from UCLA, Los Angeles. He is Board Certified in both Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine.

Dr. Friedman is a member of the American Society of Transplantation.