A board certified obstetrician, gynecologist, and former military physician, Ann Friedmann, M.D., earned a variety of accolades throughout her career specializing in women’s health in the armed forces. Working with a variety of hospitals in leadership roles, including Assistant Chief of the OB/GYN department at Fort Gordon in Augusta, Georgia, Major Ann Friedmann, M.D., collaborated with the United States Army Medical Service Corps in domestic and international posts. Serving in the Army from 1990 to 2001, Dr. Ann Friedmann launched a number of initiatives educating staff about women’s health issues.
Named Chief of the OB/GYN Department at California’s Fort Irwin Weed Army Community Hospital in 1997, Ann Friedmann, M.D., oversaw the medical center’s Pregnant Soldier Wellness Committee and served as Chair of the Baby Friendly Hospital and Women's Health Product Line Committees. In addition, she directed two to three interns monthly as Clinical Instructor at the Dwight David Eisenhower Army Medical Center at Fort Gordon from 1999 to 2001. Temporarily leaving the instructor post in 2000, Ann Friedmann, M.D., joined Task Force Medical Eagle in Tuzla, Bosnia, for 6 months, working at the 249th General Hospital as Chief of the OB/GYN division.
During her time serving in the military, Dr. Ann Friedmann was awarded several honors, including the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal (twice), Garrison Commanders Coin of Excellence, Department of Family Medicine Coin of Excellence, and Commanders Coin of Excellence Task Force Med Eagle. She published the study “Use of a Focused Teen Prenatal Clinic at a Military Teaching Hospital: Model for Improved Outcomes of Unmarried Mothers” while she was in the armed forces.
Additionally, Dr. Ann Friedmann wrote a gynecology chapter for the 2001 Special Operations Forces Medical Handbook. Most recently, she served at the Women's Health Center of Northfield Hospital and Clinics as a staff physician in the OB/GYN department. The mother of three, Dr. Friedmann lives in Minnesota.