Dr. Kenneth J. Friedman is an Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Physiology at the New Jersey Medical School in Newark, NJ. He developed an interest in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) when his daughter became ill with CFS/Fibromyalgia in the early 1990’s.
He is the author of the lead chapter of the New Jersey Consensus Manual for the Primary Care and Management of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and co-author of two additional chapters. Dr. Friedman served a more-than three-year term on the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee (CFSAC). Dr. Friedman served on both the Education and Research Subcommittees of the CFSAC where he authored the dissenting research subcommittee report entitled, “Fish or War,” which served as the source for many of the recommendations submitted to the U.S. Secretary of Health by the advisory committee.
Dr. Friedman serves on the Board of the IACFS/ME and the New Jersey Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Association (NJCFSA), and is chair of New Jersey’s Medical Student Scholarship Committee. Dr. Friedman is also the Secretary and Chair of Public Policy for P.A.N.D.O.R.A. and an advisor to the cfsKnowledgebase.