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Specialty:

Neurosurgery

Sub Specialty:
Neuro-Oncology
Neurovascular Surgery

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

Language Spoken:
Spanish

Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
4.8 Stars
121 Patient
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LOCATION(S):

UPP - Department of Neurological Surgery
UPMC Presbyterian
200 Lothrop St.
Suite B400
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Office Phone:
(412) 647-3685
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UPMC Presbyterian
200 Lothrop St.
Suite A-402
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
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BOARD CERTIFICATIONS:

Neurological Surgery, American Board of Neurological Surgery

Education:

MD, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Residency:
Massachusetts General Hospital,
Boston, MA




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September 25, 2019

seemd very knowledgable enjoyed my visit

September 09, 2019

Dr. Friedlander is an incredible neurosurgeon. He is personable, caring, and inspires confidence. I trust him so much. I hope that I never need to have another brain surgery, but if I do then I would definitely return to Dr. Friedlander. His coordination of care across specialties (neurosurgery, MS specialists, oncology, etc.) is unmatched; he keeps everyone involved in my care informed and coordinated. I feel very comfortable with him and am so grateful that he was able to perform such a successful tumor resection for me. Thank you for everything, Dr. Friedlander.

August 21, 2019

Dr. Robert M Friedlander and his entire staff have such great patience with me and are truly, I believe doing their best to help figure out my particular health situation. They are amazing.

August 07, 2019

My father's overall health is poor and he's been diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor - all of which has happened two weeks after he lost his wife of 70 years. It's been a very traumatic and sad time for our family. Dr. Friedlander and his team have carefully and throughly determined the problem and treatment plan. We know my father is in the best possible hands during this final phase of his life and sincerely appreciate the care and attention given to him by Dr. Friedlander's team and all of the staff here at UPMC. Thank you.

August 07, 2019

all very good

August 07, 2019

I had to wait in the exam room for over an hour during this appointment. We absolutely love Dr. Friedlander and will NOT be going anywhere else for my aneurysm.

August 07, 2019

My visit that day to Dr. Friedlander was as a specialist for a medical concern that occurred in the last 2 years. It was a yearly checkup.

August 07, 2019

Dr Friedlander listened to All I had to say about my difficulties & symptoms since being diagnosed with Chiari Malformation. His Assistant was Wonderful also! I finally feel like someone is taking me Seriously & treating me with Respect! Still more testing but I Know I'm in Excellent Hands!

July 31, 2019

First time visit to this doctor and this type of specialist. Good experience with every person I dealt with from receptionist to resident to physician.

July 26, 2019

very knowledgeable and caring. Would recommend him to anyone needing care!