Laurel Friend, MD
Family Medicine, Hospital Medicine
American Board of Family Medicine
Education and Experience
Dr. Friend graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelors of Arts in African Studies, followed by her MD from Ben Gurion & Columbia University’s Medical School for International Health based in Be’er Sheva, Israel.
She completed her residency in Family Practice in her home town of Sayre, Pennsylvania at Robert Packer Hospital. She has always been interested in practicing in a location which allows for a broad scope of practice and a close relationship with the community, and welcomes this opportunity to work as both a Hospitalist and OB provider at Mt Edgecumbe Hospital.
Her professional interests include women’s health and obstetrics, rural medicine and global health. In her free time Dr Friend enjoys hiking, kayaking, history, and traveling.