Dr. Friedrich is an associate professor in the Plastic Surgery Division at the University of Washington. He is an associate professor in the Department of…
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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.
My favorite activity is spending time with my wife and kids. I also enjoy mountain biking, reading nonfiction, photography and cooking with a smoker.
Adult and pediatric hand and wrist surgery; hand burns; lower extremity reconstruction; brachial plexus surgery; microsurgery and urologic reconstruction.
Resident education; communication skills; clinical outcomes and resource allocation in hand and wrist surgery; lower extremity reconstruction outcomes; urologic reconstruction outcomes and quality improvement initiatives.
|Univ. of Texas, Houston||Medical education||2000
|UW - Dept. of Plastic Surgery||Residency||
|UW - Dept. of Surgery||Internship||
|UW - Dept. of Surgery||Residency||
|American Board of Plastic Surgery||Hand Surgery||2009
|American Board of Plastic Surgery||Plastic Surgery||2008