Dr. Michael Fridman is an attending Pediatric Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist at the Alberta Children’s Hospital in Calgary. After completing a Bachelor of Science in Life Sciences at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, where he specialized in cardiorespiratory physiology and pharmacology, he went on to complete his medical degree at the University of Toronto’s Temerty Faculty of Medicine. After completing his medical school training, he completed a residency in general pediatrics followed by fellowships in both pediatric cardiology and pediatric cardiac electrophysiology at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Ontario. It was during this time where he developed clinical and research interests in electrophysiology, especially in the realm of inherited arrhythmias – genetic disorders with increased risk of heart rhythm disturbances and sudden death. He is actively involved with the Canadian Heart Rhythm Society and the Hearts in Rhythm Organization (HiRO).
Dr. Fridman is also an active and highly accomplished educator. He received awards from both the Division of Cardiology and the Department of Pediatrics acknowledging his outstanding contribution to education within the training program and the broader hospital community. The Canadian Federation of Medical Students named him one of 2020’s Champions for Contribution to a Positive Learning Environment for the meaningful difference he made to promoting positive change in medical education. He has authored and co-authored several textbook chapters and online education modules. His work has been recognized with numerous additional awards for his significant contribution to resident teaching, education, and research.
Dr. Fridman currently holds an appointment as Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Calgary’s Cumming School of Medicine where he continues to teach the next generation of clinicians and allied health professionals both in Calgary and abroad. He is the current Pediatric Cardiology Undergraduate Medical Education Lead, a faculty advisor, and is actively involved in other aspects of medical education within the hospital and medical school.
Research Interests: Inherited arrhythmias, precision medicine, electrocardiography, medical education