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Julius Friedenwald House

About the House

Julius Friedenwald

Dr. Julius Friedenwald came from a family which, for more than 80 years in Baltimore, was associated with the best in medicine. He attended the College of Physicians and Surgeons, which later merged with Maryland, graduating in 1890. He studied medicine and gastroenterology in Berlin, Paris, Vienna and London before returning to Baltimore to establish what became a very large medical practice.

His devotion to patients did not prevent him from authoring or co-authoring several books and more than 200 journal articles. From 1909 to 1935, he was Professor of Gastroenterology at the University of Maryland and a member of the school’s medical council. As such, he was heavily invested in student education and advancement. He was a champion of equality on medical education. He was described by all who knew him as kind, affable, optimistic and generous, able to maintain his gentleness of disposition and character throughout his long career. He held office in numerous regional and national medical societies.

Each year the Julius Friedenwald medal is awarded by the American Gastroenterological Association for distinguished service in that branch of medicine. It is the highest honor bestowed by that association.

House Head

Brian J. Browne, MD
Professor and Chair of Emergency Medicine and Physician-in-Chief for Statewide Emergency Medicine Services

OSA Liaison

John C. Allen, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine and Assistant Dean for Student Affairs

House Mentors

Laura J. Bontempo, MD, MEd
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine

Dara L. Farber, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics

Katherine R. Goetzinger, MD
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences

Elizabeth A. Guardiani, MD
Assistant Professor of Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery

Amoreena R. Howell, MD
Assistant Professor of Family & Community Medicine

Stephanie L. Kahntroff, MD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology

Kristin Powell Reavis, MD, MBS
Assistant Professor of Family & Community Medicine

Runa D. Watkins, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics