Jeffrey D. Friedman, MD

Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery, Institute for Academic Medicine
Full Clinical Member, Research Institute
Division Chief, Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College


Biography

Following his postdoctoral training and fellowship in 1993, Dr. Friedman joined the faculty at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas as an Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery. While at Baylor, he also held an appointment at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Friedman joined Houston Methodist Hospital in 2005.

Description of Research

Dr. Friedman’s research interests center on microsurgical and implant based breast reconstruction, novel techniques in body contouring procedures and the use of limited access procedures for facial and abdominal aesthetic surgery. He is the author of numerous articles in the plastic and reconstructive surgery clinical literature, and has contributed to ten book chapters.

Areas Of Expertise

Reconstructive Microsurgery Aesthetic Surgery of Head and Neck Breast Surgery Congenital Anomalies of Breast Liposuction Abdominoplasty Facial Plastic Reconstruction Body Countouring
Education & Training

MD, Baylor College of Medicine
Residency, Baylor College of Medicine
Clinical Fellowship, University of Southern California
Residency, University of Illinois at Chicago, Cook County Hospital
Internship, University of Illinois at Chicago
Publications

Nipple viability after nipple-sparing mastectomy in patients with prior circum-areolar incisions
Rose, JF, Zavlin, D, Lim, SJ, Spiegel, AJ, Chevray, PM, Albright, SB & Friedman, JD 2018, Breast Journal. DOI: 10.1111/tbj.13103

Enhanced Recovery after Surgery: The Plastic Surgery Paradigm Shift
Bartlett, EL, Zavlin, D, Friedman, JD, Abdollahi, A & Rappaport, NH 2018, Aesthetic Surgery Journal, vol. 38, no. 6, pp. 676-685. DOI: 10.1093/asj/sjx217

Population Health Implications of Medical Tourism
Zavlin, D, Chegireddy, V, Echo, A, Friedman, JD & Heller, L 2018, Plastic and reconstructive surgery, pp. 464e-465e. DOI: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000004159

Training Effects of Visual Stroboscopic Impairment on Surgical Performance: A Randomized-Controlled Trial
Zavlin, D, Chegireddy, V, Nguyen-Lee, JJ, Shih, L, Nia, AM, Friedman, JD & Echo, A 2018, Journal of Surgical Education. DOI: 10.1016/j.jsurg.2018.07.018

Comment to “Complications and Outcomes After Gynecomastia Surgery: Analysis of 204 Pediatric and 1583 Adult Cases from a National Multi-center Database”
Zavlin, D, Jubbal, KT, Friedman, JD, Chegireddy, V & Echo, A 2017, Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, pp. 1-2. DOI: 10.1007/s00266-017-0991-z

Impact of Metabolic Syndrome on the Morbidity and Mortality of Patients Undergoing Panniculectomy
Zavlin, D, Jubbal, KT, Balinger, CL, Dinh, TA, Friedman, JD & Echo, A 2017, Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, pp. 1-8. DOI: 10.1007/s00266-017-0952-6

Complications and Outcomes After Gynecomastia Surgery: Analysis of 204 Pediatric and 1583 Adult Cases from a National Multi-center Database
Zavlin, D, Jubbal, KT, Friedman, JD & Echo, A 2017, Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, pp. 1-7. DOI: 10.1007/s00266-017-0833-z

Safety of open ventral hernia repair in high-risk patients with metabolic syndrome: A multi-institutional analysis of 39,118 cases
Zavlin, D, Jubbal, KT, Van Eps, JL, Bass, BL, Ellsworth, WA, Echo, A, Friedman, JD & Dunkin, BJ 2017, Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases. DOI: 10.1016/j.soard.2017.09.521

Self-contained diffuse optical imaging system for real-time detection and localization of vascular occlusions
Pollonini, L, Forseth, KJ, Dacso, CC, Parazynski, SE & Friedman, JD 2015, . in Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS. vol. 2015-November, 7319730, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. pp. 5884-5887, 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2015, Milan, Italy, 8/25/15. DOI: 10.1109/EMBC.2015.7319730

Expanded Role and Usefulness of the Mini-Abdominoplasty
Friedman, JD, Gordon, S, Kaufman, M & Menn, ZK 2015, Plastic and reconstructive surgery, vol. 136, no. 4 Suppl, pp. 98-9. DOI: 10.1097/01.prs.0000472400.18905.4b

Trends in the Surgical Correction of Gynecomastia
Brown, RH, Chang, DK, Siy, R & Friedman, J 2015, Seminars in Plastic Surgery, vol. 29, no. 2, pp. 122-130. DOI: 10.1055/s-0035-1549053

Body contouring after massive weight loss
Ellsworth, WA & Friedman, JD 2013, . in The Fundamentals of Bariatric Surgery. Nova Science Publishers, Inc. pp. 207-217.

An algorithmic approach to the management of limb ischemia in infants and young children
Downey, C, Aliu, O, Nemir, S, Naik-Mathuria, B, Hatef, DA, Bullocks, JM & Friedman, JD 2013, Plastic and reconstructive surgery, vol. 131, no. 3, pp. 573-581. DOI: 10.1097/PRS.0b013e31827c6e66

A minimally invasive approach for the correction of a traumatic buttock deformity via wire subcision and volume replacement
Echo, A, Menn, ZK & Friedman, JD 2012, Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, vol. 65, no. 6. DOI: 10.1016/j.bjps.2011.12.020

Reconstruction of congenital defects of the vagina
Eldor, L & Friedman, JD 2011, Seminars in Plastic Surgery, vol. 25, no. 2, pp. 142-147. DOI: 10.1055/s-0031-1281483

Breast capsulectomy specimens and their clinical implications
Roth, FS, Felder, JM & Friedman, JD 2010, Plastic and reconstructive surgery, vol. 126, no. 6, pp. 1848-1852. DOI: 10.1097/PRS.0b013e3181f4463c

Subcutaneous temporal browlift under local anesthesia: A useful technique for periorbital rejuvenation
Bidros, RS, Salazar-Reyes, H & Friedman, JD 2010, Aesthetic Surgery Journal, vol. 30, no. 6, pp. 783-788. DOI: 10.1177/1090820X10386929

Breast implant salvage with the use of acellular dermal matrix following partial mastectomy
Ellsworth, WA, Rizvi, M, Lypka, M, Bass, BL & Friedman, JD 2010, Plastic and reconstructive surgery, vol. 126, no. 4. DOI: 10.1097/PRS.0b013e3181ea9267

Combined laparoscopic and microsurgical techniques for testicular autotransplantation: Is this still an evolving technique?
Kelley, BP, Higuera, S, Cisek, LJ, Friedman, J & Heller, L 2010, Journal of reconstructive microsurgery, vol. 26, no. 8, pp. 555-558. DOI: 10.1055/s-0030-1262950

The utility of the posterior thigh flap for complex pelvic and perineal reconstruction
Friedman, JD, Reece, GR & Eldor, L 2010, Plastic and reconstructive surgery, vol. 126, no. 1, pp. 146-155. DOI: 10.1097/PRS.0b013e3181da8769