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About Dr. Friedman

Dr. Friedman's formal training to become a plastic surgeon spanned a period of seventeen years. Beginning in 1956, this included pre-med undergraduate and medical school at Ohio State University, an internship at Mount Zion Hospital and Medical Center in San Francisco, military service as a flight surgeon in Vietnam, a general surgery residency at Marquette University and a plastic surgery residency at Saint Francis Memorial Hospital in San Francisco.

Dr. Friedman then began his private practice in San Francisco in 1973. After first building a solid foundation in general and reconstructive plastic surgery, he then chose to focus his attention entirely in the area of cosmetic surgery. To remain on the cutting edge, Dr. Friedman has continued to upgrade his knowledge and hone his skills with the latest proven techniques in plastic surgery. To name just a few, these include endoscopic forehead rejuvenation, laser skin resurfacing and ultrasonic liposuction.

During his 25 years of practice, Dr. Friedman has devoted additional time and energy to teaching other plastic surgeons in training, lecturing on the latest techniques in plastic surgery and authoring numerous articles and chapters in various professional publications. He has also served as Chief of Plastic Surgery for 10 years each at two major San Francisco hospitals. He has received the American Medical Association's Physician Recognition Award in Continuing Medical Education for each two-year period that it has been presented since 1977. Dr. Friedman has been board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery since 1975.

Dr. Friedman is a member of the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, along with numerous other medical societies and associations. He has been awarded the ASAPS Certificate of Advanced Education in Cosmetic Surgery, and has been named in Strathmore's Who's Who as a select member of distinguished plastic surgeons.

Now at the pinnacle of his plastic surgery career, Dr. Friedman's considerable experience with cialis generico, knowledge, and expertise is sought by patients and other medical professionals alike. He is proud of his accomplishments and reputation as a highly respected expert in his field.

A great deal of confusion surrounds plastic surgery credentialing, because of all of the self-appointed "Plastic Surgery Boards" that have sprung up in recent years.

The AMA created the American Board of Medical Specialists (ABMS) in 1933 for the purpose of establishing medical specialty boards. Only the strictest criteria and qualifications were to be considered. The ABMS then established the American Board of Plastic Surgery in 1937, and remains the only plastic, cosmetic, or aesthetic surgery board recognized by the ABMS, as well as the AMA.

Dr. Friedman was credentialed by the American Board of Plastic Surgery in 1975 and continues to maintain the highest standards of excellence set by the Board. He has the additional distinction of belonging to the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and well as being a member of numerous other medical societies and associations.

Education and Society Memberships

Undergraduate Education:
Ohio State University; Bachelor of Science

Medical School:
Ohio State University; MD

Post Graduate Training

Mount Zion Hospital, San Francisco, California

General Surgery Residency:
Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Plastic Surgery Residency:
Saint Francis Hospital, San Francisco, California

Teaching Positions

Clinical Instructor:
Saint Francis Hospital, 1973-1998

Professional Society Memberships

American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
California Medical Association
California Society of Plastic Surgeons
San Francisco Medical Society
Sierra Cascade Trauma Society (past)
American Medical Association

Hospital Privileges

Saint Francis Hospital
California Pacific Medical Center

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