Dr. Marcus Friedrich is the Chief Medical Officer for the Office of Quality and Patient Safety within the New York State Department of Health. He works with the clinical and administrative leadership at the New York State Department of Health in development of quality measurement and improvement programs.
Dr. Friedrich currently works on an ongoing collaborative of clinical providers, hospitals, and payers in a statewide multi-year medical home demonstration incorporating care and payment reform, making use of health data exchange engaging claims and clinical, electronic health record information. He is also leading the statewide sepsis campaign, public reporting on cardiac services and stroke, office-based surgery, antibiotic stewardship, prenatal care and other programs statewide.
Dr. Friedrich joined the Department of Health from NorthWell Health, Manhasset, NY where he worked as a Medical Director for the NorthWell Health Clinical Integrated IPA (CIIPA).
Dr. Friedrich received his medical degree from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and completed his MBA at Hagen University in Hagen, Germany. He did his residence in Internal Medicine at NorthWell Lenox Hill Hospital and completed a physician administrative fellowship at NorthWell Health before becoming faculty at the North Shore University Hospital Department of Medicine. He is a practicing primary care physician providing HIV care in the Albany community.