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.