Dr. Richard Friedman graduated from Yeshiva University and attended the University of Health Sciences/Chicago Medical School. He completed his surgical residency at Beth Israel Medical Center and had fellowship training in minimally invasive surgery at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. He became board certified in General Surgery and after completing his fellowship he joined as an Attending in the Department of Surgery at Beth Israel Medical Center. He is also Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery at the Icahn Mount Sinai College of Medicine, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a member of numerous prestigious surgical societies, including Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, American Hernia Society, Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, and the New York Surgical Society. He has published several articles in medical literature. He performs general surgery specializing in minimally invasive techniques with special interest in biliary, colonic, hernia problems, and gastroesophageal reflux disease as well as laparoscopic bariatric procedures for obesity. In addition to his busy clinical practice, he is Chairman of the Hospital Bylaws Committee, Director of the Heritage Program & a member of the Medical Board.
He is listed in “America’s Top Surgeons” and the New York Times “Super Doctors”. He has been honored twice as Attending of the Year by the Department of Surgery. Among his many communal activities he is an integral member of Hatzolah, as well as Medical Director of New York City, Nassau County, Catskills, and Rockland County divisions. He is an honorary surgeon in the New York City Police Department.View CV/Resume