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Sub Specialty:
Neurovascular Surgery

Hospital Affiliation(s):
UPMC Hamot
UPMC Shadyside
Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
UPMC Mercy
UPMC Passavant
UPMC Presbyterian

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Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
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University of Pittsburgh Physicians

UPP - Department of Neurological Surgery
UPMC Presbyterian
200 Lothrop St.
Suite A-402
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

UPMC Presbyterian
200 Lothrop St.
Suite B400
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Office Phone:
(412) 647-3685


Neurological Surgery, American Board of Neurological Surgery


MD, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Massachusetts General Hospital,
Boston, MA

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May 24, 2017

very thorough, went out of his way to get me in touch with the Dr. I really needed.

April 21, 2017

Dr. Friedlander was very thorough. Explained things in understandable terms and I was extremely appreciative to be able to become his patient.

April 19, 2017

Dr Freidlander and his PA Emily were great in informing me and helping me with my recent diagnosis! I was very happy with the care they showed for me.

April 12, 2017

Other than the fact that he is a Red Sox fan, I love this guy! He saved my life.

April 12, 2017

Dr.Friedlander is the best

April 05, 2017

Expedient communication after review of my MRA alleviating a lot of tension on my part. Dr. Ricks was quite calming and helpful answering my concerns. Dr. Freedlander just solidified the rest of the visit.

March 08, 2017

Dr. Friedlander treated my wife for an aneurysm, and the treatment included open brain surgery. The actual emergency was an awful experience, but the doctor and his staff were able to explain the treatment and recovery in a way that allowed me to understand the situation and make good decisions with regard to her care and recovery.

March 01, 2017

It's always nice to got to these appointments when all of the staff I have ever encountered have been awesome!

January 04, 2017

This was my first visit and it was very informative and explanation of how we are going to approach treatment for my condition

December 07, 2016

came in with a concern to get to Hilman where my wife was getting results of a petscan from two oncologists. The staff took me in immediately. Dr Friedlander came in right away and was so sympathetic. it was fabulous. Theyvwere so attentive.