Sabine von Preyss-Friedman was appointed as Avalon’s Chief Medical Officer in 2011. She brings decades of innovation and national accolades combined with quality driven leadership and a passion for seniors.
This passion most recently landed her the title of the American Medical Director’s Association’s Medical Director of the Year in 2011 after being named a finalist for the same award for three consecutive years. She was also recently named “Top Doctor for Women – Geriatric Medicine” by Seattle Magazine.
In addition to working as Chief Medical Officer and Medical Director for several long-term care facilities, Dr. von Preyss-Friedman acts as Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Washington within the specialized area of Geriatric Medicine and Long-Term Care. She has shared her knowledge and clinical expertise in presentations around the globe and is published in medical journals.
The native of Germany’s many clinical accomplishments include: establishing systems and processes to reduce and track falls, maximizing effective pain management, reducing antipsychotic medication use, and improving wound care and infection control. She has introduced an array of continuous quality improvement programs to educate staff and track and identify care trends.
A graduate of the Technische Universitaet Muenchen in Germany, Dr. von Preyss-Friedman completed an Internal Medicine Residency at Akron General Medical Center in Akron, OH. She then pursued a fellowship in Geriatric Medicine at the University of Washington. Her work has been internationally recognized with the award of research grants for studies done in Washington and Germany.
She is a chair and member of several medical organizations, boards and committees, each of which is focused on improving quality care in Geriatrics. Avalon Health Care welcomes the distinguished Dr. von Preyss-Friedman to its leadership team.