James Friedman, MD is a fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon with a focus in knee, hip, shoulder, and injury prevention. His specific interests include hip arthroscopy, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy, knee cartilage repair, knee ligament repair and reconstruction, and all activity-related injury.
Dr. Friedman graduated from medical school at Duke University before completing an orthopedic residency at the University of Pennsylvania including an additional year of research in cartilage repair. He then went on to complete an orthopedic sports medicine and shoulder fellowship at UCSF. During fellowship, Dr Friedman served as an assistant team physician to the San Francisco Giants and the University of San Francisco NCAA Division 1 teams. Dr. Friedman has produced over 30 publications and presentations on knee cartilage repair, ACL reconstruction, and hip and knee surgical techniques and outcomes. He has also spent significant time learning surgical techniques in low resource areas both domestically and abroad including Haiti, Uganda, and Madagascar.
As an outdoor and sports enthusiast, Dr. Friedman understands the importance of maintaining an active lifestyle free from injury and pain. Dr. Friedman is passionate about injury prevention and seeks to maximize his patient’s ability to participate in the activities they enjoy. Dr. Friedman firmly believes that every patient is unique and tailors treatments to match each individual’s personal goals. Personally, Dr. Friedman enjoys spending time with his family outdoors including hiking, running, rock climbing, and snowboarding.