Dr. Friedrich is an Associate Professor in the Plastic Surgery Division at the University of Washington. He is an adjunct Associate Professor of in the…
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Patient Care Philosophy
"I truly believe that the relationship between patient and surgeon is one in which we are equal participants. I always try to present all of the viable options to patients and help them decide which is best, rather than telling them which treatment option I will perform. I take this approach not just at the initial consultation, but throughout the treatment course.
"Many problems that I treat require significant rehabilitation after treatment. While this certainly involves a commitment on the patient's part, I will be my patient's steadfast partner throughout the entirety of the treatment course, no matter the duration."
He spends as much time as possible with his wife and two children. Cycling is a passion, and he also enjoys nonfiction reading, snorkeling and scuba, and the occasional round of golf.
Adult and pediatric hand and wrist surgery; lower extremity reconstruction; brachial plexus surgery; microsurgery; and urologic reconstruction.
Clinical outcomes and resource allocation in hand and wrist surgery; lower extremity reconstruction outcomes; urologic reconstruction outcomes; and quality improvement initiatives.
- Univ. of Texas, HoustonMedical education2000
- UW - Dept. of SurgeryInternship
- UW - Dept. of SurgeryResidency
- UW - Dept. of Plastic SurgeryResidency
- Mayo ClinicFellowship
- American Board of Plastic SurgeryHand Surgery2009
- American Board of Plastic SurgeryPlastic Surgery2008