PROVIDENCE, R.I. (February 7, 2020) — University Gastroenterology – Southern New England’s largest gastroenterology practice – is proud to announce Jonathan Friedman is joining the organization as Chief Operating Officer.

The more than 25 years of experience Friedman has in healthcare administration will allow the doctors at UGI to focus on what’s most important – patient care.

“It’s an exciting time for University Gastroenterology and we couldn’t be more excited to have Jonathan on board. His focus on not only the day-to-day operations but also long-term goals will enable our doctors to spend quality time with their patients instead of on administrative duties,” said Dr. Eric P. Berthiaume, UGI president. “His proven track record of growing practices, running them in a fiscally prudent manner while managing diverse workforces is exactly what our growing practice needs.”

For 14 years, Friedman served as COO of Somnia, growing the practice from seven to more than 350 physicians operating in 17 states. Most recently, he served as COO at Integrated Medical Partners in Milwaukee, WI. He received his undergraduate degree in accounting at the University at Albany and his MBA in Healthcare Administration at Baruch College’s Mt. Sinai School of Medicine.

“The entire staff at UGI provides care that is second-to-none. I am just honored to be able to help this well-renowned practice continue to fulfill its mission of providing cutting-edge, compassionate care to the people of Southern New England.”

About University Gastroenterology

The Mission of University Gastroenterology (UGI) is to provide comprehensive gastrointestinal care in a patient-friendly setting. By using the newest medical technology and implementing the highest clinical standards, the physicians of UGI are dedicated to providing treatment for a wide array of gastrointestinal and liver diseases. For over 30 years, University Gastroenterology has been privileged to serve the communities of Southern New England. We appreciate the trust and confidence of our patients and referring physicians and look forward to your visit.