Michael Friedman, P.T., M.B.A.

Michael Friedman physical therapist

Sr. Director, Strategic Programs
Director, Johns Hopkins Activity and Mobility Promotion (JH-AMP)

Michael Friedman is the senior director of strategic program development and an assistant professor in the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine’s Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He directs the Johns Hopkins Activity and Mobility Promotion (JH-AMP) program and is a director of rehabilitation for the Sheik Khalifa Stroke Institute. 

Friedman has more than 20 years of clinical operations experience across the care continuum, including acute hospital, post-acute care and ambulatory setting. His quality and research work has focused on value-based approaches to promoting patient activity and mobility to improve patient outcomes related to function, safety, and quality and total costs of care.  

Friedman leads knowledge translation globally for Johns Hopkins Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and he directed efforts to establish clinical practice, hospital/clinic design and rehabilitation business plan development. He has published and presented nationally and internationally about rehabilitation business management, functional outcome measurement, post-professional training financial models and value-based interdisciplinary mobility initiatives.

Michael Friedman is the founder and former chair of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Health System Rehabilitation Community, and he is a member of the APTA acute care academy and the APTA Leadership and Innovation academy.


Masters of Physical Therapy: Shenandoah University
Masters of Business Administration, Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland
Bachelor of Science in Psychology: University of Maryland