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UHS Names New Chief Medical Director for Behavioral Health Division

October 22, 2020

Universal Health Services this week announced that Mark Friedlander, MD, MBA, is joining the organization as the new chief medical officer for its Behavioral Health Division.

Friedman is a board-certified, practicing psychiatrist, and as CMO, he will be tasked with helping to develop the overall strategy of the division’s facilities, which includes oversite of medical staff and utilization management.

From 2010 to 2019, Friedlander served as chief medical officer for the Behavioral Health unit at Aetna. Previous roles have included work as the corporate medical director for Penn-Friends Behavioral Health Systems, and as director of outpatient clinic and adolescent inpatient care at Friends Hospital, a UHS behavioral health facility in Philadelphia.

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