Jeffrey Friedrich M.D.

Associate Professor (adjunct to Orthopaedics)

Specialty: Hand & Wrist

Medical School: University of Texas Health Science Center, 2000

Internship: University of Washington - Dept. of Surgery

Residency: University of Washington - Dept. of Surgery
University of Washington - Dept. of Plastic Surgery

Fellowship: Mayo Clinic

Board Certification: American Board of Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, 2009
American Board of Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, 2008

About Dr. Friedrich

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 Department of Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine. He practices at Harborview Medical Center and at Seattle Children's Hospital.

At HMC, he focuses on hand and wrist surgery and lower extremity reconstruction.  He works actively with orthopedists to help provide comprehensive care in these areas. He also collaborates with urologists to provide urologic reconstruction.

He is one of two physicians at Seattle Children's who care for all of the hand and wrist problems at that facility, which includes all aspects of congenital hand differences and pediatric hand trauma. He also provides care for adults and children with brachial plexus injuries both at HMC and Seattle Children's.

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.

Personal Interests
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.

Clinical Interests
Adult and pediatric hand and wrist surgery; lower extremity reconstruction; brachial plexus surgery; microsurgery; and urologic reconstruction.

Teaching Interests
He is actively involved in teaching different groups of students and trainees, both in the clinical and didactic settings. He has teaching responsibilities with the UW hand surgery fellowship; the plastic, general, and orthopedic surgery residencies; and the School of Medicine. He thoroughly enjoys all of them.

Languages
English

Expertise
Hand and Wrist Surgery, Reconstructive Plastic Surgery

Appointments

Hand Clinic at Harborview
Ninth & Jefferson Building
6th Floor, Ninth & Jefferson Building
908 Jefferson St.
Seattle, WA 98104
(877) 744-9700
(206) 520-5000

Burn and Plastic Surgery Clinics at Harborview
Harborview Medical Center
8th Floor, East Hospital
Box 359835
325 Ninth Ave.
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 520-5000
(877) 744-9700

Honors

  • Listed in Seattle Magazine's Top Doctors for Hand Surgery, 2014.
  • University of Washington Division of Plastic Surgery Resident Teaching Award, 2009
  • American Medical Association Physician Recognition Award, 2008
  • Mayo Clinic Department of Orthopedics Alice D. Jensen Fellow, 2007

Publications

Publications:

Research

Clinical outcomes and resource allocation in hand and wrist surgery; lower extremity reconstruction outcomes; urologic reconstruction outcomes; and quality improvement initiatives.

AAOS Disclosures

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Submitted on: 2/15/2013 9:09:10 AM

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The following conflicts were disclosed

  • American Association for Hand Surgery
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand