Janna L. Friedly M.D.

Janna L. Friedly M.D.

Specialties and Expertise

Amputation/Limb Loss, Prosthetics, Rehabilitation Medicine


Rehabilitation Medicine




Primary Location

Rehabilitation Medicine Clinic at Harborview

410 9th Ave., 4th Floor
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: 206.520.5000|Map It 


Dr. Janna Friedly is a board certified physiatrist and UW assistant professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine. She is the medical director of the outpatient Rehabilitation Medicine clinics and the Amputee Rehabilitation Program at Harborview Medical Center. Dr. Friedly also conducts outcomes research related to back pain treatments in the Comparative Effectiveness, Cost and Outcomes Research Center at the University of Washington. Dr. Friedly has received numerous awards and grants for her research related to back pain. Dr. Friedly received her undergraduate degree in 1994 from Stanford University and her medical degree from Oregon Health Sciences University in 2001. She completed her residency training in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of Washington in 2005. She completed the Rehabilitation Medicine Scientist Training Program (RMSTP) K12 fellowship in 2008. She has been a clinician scientist with the University of Washington since 2008.

Dr. Friedly is actively involved in administration at the University of Washington. She has served as the Rehabilitation Medicine representative on the Medical Quality Improvement Committee at Harborview Medical Center for the past eight years. She served as a member at large on HMC's Medical Executive Committee and was a past medical staff president. She is currently serving as an at-large member of the UW Physicians Board of Trustees and on the Executive Committee. She is listed in "The Best Doctors in America" and has been awarded the Top Doctors Award by the Seattle Metropolitan Magazine in 2013 and 2014.

Patient Care Philosophy

My role as a rehabilitation medicine doctor is to help people to adjust to major life-changing events and disability and to help people improve function. I believe that by actively engaging patients in their healthcare that I can help them to lead active, healthy and fulfilling lives. My primary clinical expertise is in the rehabilitation of people with amputations and those facing potential limb loss. I feel that taking care of patients during these difficult times in their lives is a privilege and I strongly believe that the patient is the most important member of a healthcare team.

Personal Interests

Running, yoga, reading, playing with my four rescue dogs and children (mother of two boys).

Clinical Interests

Amputation rehabilitation; prosthetics; chronic pain related to amputations.

Teaching Interests

Dr. Friedly teaches Evidence Based Medicine and Research Methodology to the rehabilitation medicine residents.  She also enjoys educating students, residents and the public regarding rehabilitation issues following amputation.

Scope of Care

Dr. Friedly's clinical specialty is the comprehensive rehabilitation of people with amputations or facing limb loss due to a variety of causes.  She provides pre-amputation counseling and education, coordinates rehabilitation services for amputees and works closely with Prosthetics and Orthotics.

Research Interests

Dr. Friedly's research interests include health services research, improvement of healthcare delivery systems to persons with disability, outcomes research and quality improvement. Her research has focused on studying interventions for the treatment of back pain as well as pain related to amputations. She has recently conducted the largest multi-center randomized controlled trial of epidural steroid injections for spinal stenosis.


Oregon Health & Science UniversityMedical education2001
UW - Dept. of Rehabilitation MedicineInternshipPhysical Medicine & Rehabilitation
UW - Dept. of Rehabilitation MedicineResidencyPhysical Medicine & Rehabilitation


Board Certifications

American Board of Physical Medicine & RehabPhysical Medicine & Rehabilitation2006
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