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Martin Fried, MD
Now in private practice and former
Director of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Assistant Program Director, Department of Pediatrics
Jersey Shore Medical Center, Neptune, New Jersey

(link to page at Meridian Health)

Dr. Fried has been treating patients with Lyme and its coinfections for many years in an endemic area of New Jersey.  He has participated in tick studies and published the first paper showing a high percentage, over 40%, of ticks collected from patients in NJ were predominantly infected with Bartonella henselae.  Borrelia burgdorferi (Lyme) was found in about 30% of the ticks in the sample.  As a recognized expert, he also testifies in behalf of patients in legal cases involving potential misdiagnosis of tick-borne disease.

Publications & presentations (not inclusive):
“Confirmation of Chronic Lyme by PCR of Intestinal Biopsies”

Martin D. Fried, MD; Dorothy Pietrucha, MD; Gaye Madigan, RN; and Aswine Bal, MD. Borrelia burgdorferi Persists in the Gastrointestinal tract of Children and Adolescents with Lyme Disease. Journal of Spirochetal and Tick-Borne Diseases. Vol. 9, No. 1, 2002. pp. 11-15.

“Co-infections in Persons with Chronic Lyme Disease”

Presented at the 2003 Lyme Disease Foundation International Conference
 Hartford, Ct.  “Co-infections and the GI System”

The Lyme Disease Association Conference, November 4, 2000
Lyme & Other Tick-borne Diseases: Focus on Children & Adolescents
“Review of Borrelia-driven Infections of the Gastrointestinal Tract in Children and Adolescents”