Karen Blanc Friedman, PhD

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Karen Blanc Friedman, PhD, is a Psychologist in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Bilingual assessment, Cultural and language considerations in developmental testing, Mindfulness in healthcare, Interpersonal neurobiology
Locations: Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training


Internship - Friends Hospital, Philadelphia, PA


Post-Doctoral Training - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Undergraduate Degree

College of General Studies - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
BA in Clinical Psychology - Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Lima, Perú

Graduate Degree

PhD in Clinical Neuropsychology - Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
MS - Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

Titles and Academic Titles

Clinical Psychologist

Departments and Services

Research Interests

Neurodevelopmental outcomes in premature children
Neuropsychology of mother-infant bonding




Danzer, E.,Thomas, N.H., Thomas, A., Friedman, K.B., Gerdes, M., Koh, J., Adzick, N.S. & Johnson, M.P. Long-term neurofunctional outcome, executive functioning, and behavioral adaptive skills following fetal myelomeningocele surgery. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 214(269) 1-8.

Posters and Presentations


Friedman, K.B. Cultural Considerations in Health Care and Research. Guest lecture delivered at the Drexel School of Medicine.

Awards and Honors

2006, National Academy of Neuropsychology Student Diversity Research Award
1995-2001, Full academic scholarship - Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú