Dr. Friedrich is Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto, and Medical Director of the Medical-Surgical Intensive Care Unit at St. Michael’s Hospital. He has a Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry from Oxford University and received his MD magna cum laude from Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts Institute of Technology Division of Health Sciences and Technology. He went on to training in Internal Medicine and Critical Care Medicine, and then an MSc in Clinical Epidemiology, all at the University of Toronto. Dr. Friedrich is supported by a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Clinician-Scientist Award. His current research interests include the development and use of meta-analytic techniques, ARDS and sepsis (evaluation of therapies), and acute renal failure in ICU.