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Dr. Darren Friedman, MD, FAAOS

Orthopedic Surgeon, Sports Medicine Specialist, Shoulder Surgeon

Professional statement

Dr. Darren J. Friedman is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons and a Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College. In addition, he received a Board Certified Subspecialty Certification in Sports Medicine. Dr. Friedman has expertise in surgery of the shoulder, knee, elbow, sports medicine, and musculoskeletal trauma. His goal is to provide comprehensive patient care in a kind, thoughtful manner with a focus on the individual. He is an attending surgeon at New York Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital. Dr. Friedman strives to provide the best quality Orthopaedic care for all of his patients. He specializes in treating complex problems of the shoulder and upper limb and completed the prestigious Harvard Shoulder Fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Dr. Friedman incorporates the latest technology and minimally invasive surgical techniques in his practice. He has extensive experience in arthroscopic knee surgery, arthroscopic knee meniscal repair, arthroscopic knee ligament reconstruction, arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, arthroscopic shoulder stabilization, arthroscopic nerve decompression, sports medicine, joint preservation, tendon transfers, shoulder replacement, and reverse shoulder replacement. In addition, Dr. Friedman is further trained in the treatment of musculoskeletal trauma injuries and completed an AO Trauma Fellowship at The Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. He approaches fracture care in a comprehensive fashion in all of his patients exploring the relationship between patient nutritional status, bone quality, and the biology of fracture healing.

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • Aetna
  • American Republic Insurance Company

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Sports Medicine Specialist
  • Shoulder Surgeon

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital

Board certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (Orthopaedic Surgery)

Education and training

  • Medical School - Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Doctor of Medicine
  • Saint Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Residency in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Harvard University, Massachusetts General Hospital, Fellowship in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
  • Hospital for Special Surgery, Fellowship in Orthopedic Trauma
  • Cornell University (Bachelor’s)

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1790849925

Office locations

New York Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital

170 William Street, 8th Floor

New York, NY 10038

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Dr. Friedman definitely lived up to all the 5 start reviews. He was very personable friendly and made me feel at ease. Also very efficient in getting to the root of the problem and next steps.
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Dr Friedman performed ACL reconstruction after a soccer injury. He is world class in every way!
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He was very pleasant and honest with his findings and gave great professional options.
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Dr. Friedman is an excellent doctor! I would highly recommend him!
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Paid full and careful attention to me during the short time we had. Did not feel rushed at all
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The visit was excellent
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Dr. Friedman was kind, patient and thorough.
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Dr. Friedman is kind, knowledgeable, and extremely compassionate and understanding of the situation at hand.
Less than 1 month ago
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He was kind, helpful, explained everything in a clear way that is easy to understand. Excellent doctor! Will see him again for sure.
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De Friedman is very knowledgeable and have excellent bedside manners. His staff is respectful and smiles. The wait was less than 15 minutes. Perfect!
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Excellent on all fronts: Extremely knowledgeable, great at communicating to patients in layman's terms and very affable. Will only consider using Dr. Friedman for any orthopedic issues I may experience.
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Dr was thorough and very responsive when I called or had results come in. His office was well run. Excellent experience.
Less than 3 months ago
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Excellent! The wait time was short, and I was seen shortly after I completed my paperwork. Staff was friendly and professional. The doctor took time to listen to me and my concerns. I highly recommend Dr. Friedman. I will be seeing him again for follow-up appointments.
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Excellent, on-time, thorough. Need to go back after an MRI.
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I've never been so impressed by an office before. Fortunately I've not had to visit many, so take it with a grain of salt, but the entire experience at Presby Lower Manhattan (starting at the ER and continuing to Dr. Friedman'soffice and subsequent surgery) has been an impressive and comforting one. Never felt unimportant, rushed, or pressured. Just honest talk delivered in a very considerate manner. I can't recommend Dr. Friedman's, and his entire team, enough.
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Zero waiting time. Very professional, staff and physician. Good location close to train and bus.
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Excellent
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The friendliness and level of professionalism of the doctor and his team are exquisite. I was treated with injections on the spot and the procedure was done gently. I was explained the benefits and risks of the procedure. It is tooearly to measure the results of the treatment but the doctor encouraged me to follow up if the results don’t occur in a timely manner.
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Friendly, thorough and caring with excellent communication.
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There was virtually no wait time and the staff was knowledgeable and professional. Dr. Friedman is personable and friendly.
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Dr. Friedman was very friendly and knowledgeable. He was able to answer all my questions.
Less than 3 months ago
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As a person who gets injured a lot, I have spent my fair share of time in orthopedic offices. My experience with Dr. Friedman and his staff was truly exceptional. The women at the front desk were courteous, knowledgeable, and processedmy paperwork quickly. I was taken promptly at my appointment time and the medical assistants were personable and helpful. Dr. Friedman was excellent. He asked questions instead of just reading my chart and was very willing to answer my many questions and explain what he thought was causing my pain. Instead of suggesting meds, a procedure, or expensive tests Dr. Friedman wrote a script for physical therapy. I am grateful for Dr. Friedman's expertise and the care and concern for his staff.
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I really liked Dr. Friedman. He communicates well, gives great information, and is very empathetic. He encouraged very active communication if I had and problems. I felt very confident with his assessment, and would definitely want to continueto see him if I have a recurrence. My only nit is that I had to fill out a lot of paperwork in the waiting room, but that isn’t so unusual. Plan to arrive 20 minutes early on your first visit.
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My visit was very short. I told him about my knee pain and he touched it briefly, made recommendations went on his merry way. I don’t think he took my pain seriously which is very unfortunate. Will never go back
Less than 6 months ago
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Dr. Friedman is the best in the city. I suggest anyone who needs an Orthopedic Doctor use him. easy to get to in FIDI!!
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Very informative and caring. I really appreciate that in a doctor. Front desk staff were very pleasant as well.
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Had a fantastic experience with Dr. Friedman! He saw me right away and had a great bedside manner. Would definitely reccomend him and his practice.
Less than 6 months ago
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Dr Friedman has excellent communication skills, he is friendly and listens to your concerns. No wait time. I will recommend him to everyone I know.
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Dr. Friedman’s staff was extremely helpful and courteous. I arrived a little late but was still seen right away. And Dr. Friedman was professional and pleasant, taking the time to understand my issue and clearly explain my treatment path. I would definitely see him again.
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Extremely professional and good to talk to.
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It's rare to find a Docter that hits all 5 stars, he does!
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Came to see Dr. Friedman for a 2nd opinion on my knee, based on a referral from a friend, and I was extremely pleased with his knowledge, demeanor, and approach. His office staff was also thorough and friendly, and I'd recommend Dr. Friedman for anyone looking for an orthopedic doctor.
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Dr. Friedman is fantastic - he listened, asked a lot of questions, and provided an immediate diagnosis, which he explained carefully. He is professional, attentive, warm and engaging. His office is also incredibly professional, courteous and efficient. I was truly impressed with the entire experience.
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Simply excellent. Hightly recommend.
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Dr. Friedman was thorough with his exam and listened to my concerns. I highly recommend him. The office staff was pleasant and helpful. The wait time was less than 5 minutes.
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Awesome! Incredibly professional all the down to the staff. And was also very informative. Great doctor!
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Dr. Friedman and the others who work at this practice are a total pleasure! Can't recommend highly enough.
Less than 6 months ago
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Extremely qualified and pleasent. Explains issues clearly and completely. Have seen him for several issues and have recovered really well.
Less than 6 months ago
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I saw another doctor about the same issue months ago, and had to go through a lot of issues with insurance and was unable to receive treatment. After seeing this doctor, I was able to get the procedure I needed scheduled in the same day!
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My visit with Dr Friedman was excellent. He was engaging, professional, knowledgeable courteous and friendly. His staff was professional and extremely efficient.
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Very clean office. Nice and helpful staff. Dr. Friedman was friendly and patient.
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The entire experience was fantastic. The front desk staff was very friendly and I was seen promptly by the doctor. Dr. Friedman took his time listening to my symptoms, checked me out and discussed logical next steps. Never felt like hewas rushing even though my issue is pretty minor. Am thrilled to have found his office.
Less than 6 months ago
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I have seen Dr.Friedman before. There is a reason I keep going back. He's great!
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Dr Friedman is excellent! But the representatives at the front desk could be rude depending on who you spoke to.
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This was the most effective and organized physician's office I have ever been to. I would highly recommend seeing Dr. Friedman.
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Dr. Friedman listened to my concerns. He was very respectful of my time. Included me in the decision process of "what's next". Explained the diagnosis so that I had a clear understanding. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Office was veryclean. Overall, it was a great visit. Would recommend this office.
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This doctor was extremely nice and a good listener. He had a clear diagnosis and treatment plan, was quick and seemed very knowledgable. Also his staff was extremely nice! Will definitely go here again if needed.
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Staff, including Dr Friedman, very friendly and professional
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Dr Friedman has an excellent bedside manner and is a great listener & made me feel very comfortable.
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