Practice Coordinator: (818) 901-6600 Ext. 2910
Surgery Scheduler: (818) 901-6600 Ext. 2910
Fellowship-Trained Sports Medicine Surgeon
Dr. Friedman is a graduate of Princeton University and Cornell University Medical School.
He completed his orthopedic residency training at UCLA and spent a year at Lenox-Hill Hospital in New York City as a sports medicine fellow. At the time, he had primary responsibility for the New York Jets football and New York Knicks basketball teams. He is an assistant clinical professor of orthopedics at UCLA.
Dr. Friedman has organized the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons annual instructional course on the treatment of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries from 1992 from 1996. Also, Dr. Friedman was the sports medicine fellowship director at Southern California Orthopedic Institute. He was chairman of the Education Committee of the Arthroscopy Association of North America from 1997 to 1999.
He is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and is a fellow in the Arthroscopy Association of North America, the International Knee Society, and the American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine.
Dr. Friedman served as a physician specialist for the 1994 Olympic Games for soccer. He has published numerous sports medicine articles, co-edited the book "Prosthetic Ligament Reconstruction of the Knee," and lectures extensively both nationally and internationally, including live surgical demonstrations in Europe. He is presently involved in a multi-center FDA study of a meniscus replacement technique.
He is a qualified medical examiner (QME) for the State of California Industrial Medical Council, Department of Industrial Relations.
Dr. Friedman's outside interests include his family, jogging, tennis, golf, skiing, travel, and wine.
- Knee Replacement
- Sports Medicine
"Dr. Marc Friedman is an exceptional orthopedic surgeon who performed two successful full knee implants on me one last year and another recently last month. Dr. Friedman is an exceptionally experienced doctor who is most compassionate. Dr. Friedman actually listens to his patients which is a rarity with doctors today. He spends the time and as a surgeon follows up with his patients often calling them at home. His staff is professional and a pleasure to work with. I received excellent care during my surgery at Valley Presbyterian in Van Nuys. California. I have recommended Dr. Friedman to my relatives and friends for their orthopedic needs." – Diane S.