Barry Friedman was a retired orthopaedic surgeon. Since his retirement from orthopaedics, he published ten novels and two non-fiction works. The novels are mostly medical mysteries and thrillers. All are listed on Amazon.com. He passed-away in 2014 at the age of 97. He continued publishing books well past his 96th birthday. His son, Roger Friedman, maintains the website of his father and oversees the continued sales of his father's books.