Karen E. Friday, MD Expert Witness
Curriculum Vitae

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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Endocrinology and Internal Medicine

Keywords/Search Terms:

Endocrinology, Internal Medicine, nutrition, human research, clinical research, lipid metabolism, hyperlipidemia, lipid, estrogens, women's health, osteoporosis, metabolic bone disease, diabetes, thyroid, pituitary, parathyroid, steroids, testosterone, forever chemicals, hormones


BS Human Nutrition, Michigan State University; MD Medicine, Wayne State University

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Additional Information

I am ABIM board certified in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology, Metabolism and Nutrition. I completed a BS in Human Nutrition at Michigan State University and MD at Wayne State University. I also have performed non-degree studies in Public Health. I completed specialty training in Internal Medicine at Baltimore City Hospital/Francis Scott Key Medical Center/Johns Hopkins University and a Clinical/Senior Research Fellowship in Endocrinology and Nutrition at the University of Washington. Academic faculty positions have included Medical College of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Tulane University, Louisiana State University-New Orleans and Pennington Biomedical Research Center. My research has focused on the effects of nutrients, hormones and estrogen on lipid and bone metabolism. I have clinical and research expertise in general endocrinology, human nutrition, lipid metabolism, metabolic bone disease, osteoporosis, women's health, estrogen therapy and thyroid disease. I have served as the Clinical Core Director for the National Center of Excellence in Women's Health at Tulane University School of Medicine. My work as an Expert Witness for plaintiff and defense has involved consultations on diabetes, thyroid, hypoparathyroidism, pituitary disease, metabolic bone disease, menopause, hormone replacement, women's health, nutritional disorders, hormone disruptor/forever chemical/PFOS/PFAS exposure and prison/jail medical care. I have lectured widely on Clinical Endocrine and research topics and have authored over 60 publications. I have excellent written and communication skills and enjoy working on collaborative projects. I have a current Florida Medical Doctor Expert Witness Certificate, but not a medical license to practice in Florida. I am currently licensed to practice medicine in Louisiana and Indiana.