Guidry & East Partner/Chief Strategy Officer, Board Member

Barry Friedman attended Southern Illinois University; he graduated with a bachelor’s in
nursing in 1984 and MBA studies with a minor in health care administration in 1998. He has
over 40 years of clinical/administrative experience in health care.

His civilian career in Critical Care, End Stage Organ Failure, and Organ Transplantation and
administration began in 1984 as an ICU Staff Nurse in St Louis, Missouri. His military
career began in 1976 as a medic then he became a commissioned officer in 1985 as an
Aeromedical Flight Nurse. In 1986 he assisted in the opening of and became an Organ
Procurement Coordinator with Mid America Transplant. In 1991 he became a Pediatric
Clinical Transplant Coordinator at SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital at St Louis
University and in 1994 became the Administrative Director. In 2004 he became the
Administrative Director for Solid Organ Transplant at Children’s Medical Center, Dallas
and in 2006 until 2014 was the Senior Administrative Director, Organ Transplantation,
Adult and Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview.
During his tenure at Minnesota, he became Chief of Clinical Global Services for Minnesota
International Medicine from 2012 -2016 where he consulted in seven countries and two
continents including adult and pediatric critical care, organ transplant and procurement,
and healthcare administration.

Most recently (2016-2023) he served as the Executive Director at AdventHealth Transplant
Institute where he provided administrative, regulatory, and fiscal oversight which included
chronic and adult and pediatric end stage organ failure, organ transplant, and the
mechanical circulatory support programs.

Mr. Friedman has been an active member of the United States Air Force Reserves and has
served most recently from February 2003 through August 2003 in Iraq during Operation
Iraqi Freedom as Director of Operations for Aeromedical Services. He was decorated with
an Air Combat Medal in January 2004. He retired from the United States Air Force Reserves
in July of 2006 after 30 years of military service.

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