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Dr. Kara E. Friend, MD

Breast Surgeon

Professional statement

Kara Friend, MD, joins Einstein Healthcare Network as an attending breast surgeon in the Breast Health Program. Specializing in Breast Surgery, Dr. Friend has been trained in cutting edge techniques, including nipple sparing mastectomy. Prior to joining Einstein, Dr. Friend completed a Breast Oncology Fellowship at the University of Michigan, where she was also a clinical lecturer. She received her Master of Science, Doctorate and General Surgery Residency at Eastern Virginia Medical School, where she also completed her Critical Care Fellowship. Dr. Friend is seeing patients in the Marion-Louise Saltzman Women’s Center at Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia, Einstein Medical Center Elkins Park, Einstein Center One and Einstein Surgical Associates.

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  • Breast Surgeon

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Board certifications

  • American Board of Surgery
  • Surgical Critical Care (Surgery)

Education and training

  • University of Michigan, Fellowship in Breast Oncology
  • Eastern Virginia Medical School (Master's)
  • Eastern Virginia Medical School, Fellowship in Critical Care
  • Medical School - Eastern Virginia Medical School, Doctor of Medicine
  • Eastern Virginia Medical School, Residency in General Surgery
  • Eastern Virginia Medical School (Internship)

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Languages spoken

  • English

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Office locations

Einstein Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Einstein Healthcare Network

5501 Old York Road

Philadelphia, PA 19141

Einstein Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Einstein Healthcare Network

9880 Bustleton Ave, Einstein Center One, Suite 205

Philadelphia, PA 19115

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