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Dr. Richard Frieden, MD


New York, NY

About Dr. Richard Frieden

Dr. Frieden is Medical Director of the Amputation Specialty Program and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation and Human Performance, where he began his career thirty-one years ago. His areas of specialization include helping to prevent leg amputation, the treatment of people with recent amputations as well as those who already wear prostheses, the elderly, musicians, and other performing artists. Dr. Frieden graduated from New York Medical College and completed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Rusk Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine at New York University Medical Center. He plays harmonica, guitar, and keyboards. He has published and lectured widely in his field.

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  • Aetna
  • Aetna Better Health
  • Caterpillar


  • Physiatrist

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Board certifications

  • American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Education and training

  • Medical School - New York Medical College, Doctor of Medicine
  • Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (Master's)
  • New York University Medical Center, Rusk Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine, Residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Awards and publications

  • Macron D, Frieden R. Limb Orthoses. In: Spinal Cord Injury, Rehabilitation Medicine Quick Reference. New York, Demos Medical; 2010. pp136-137.
  • Macron D, Frieden R. Spinal Orthoses. In: Spinal Cord Injury, Rehabilitation Medicine Quick Reference . New York, Demos Medical; pp180-181.
  • Frieden R. The Geriatric Amputee. Med Rehabil Clin N Am 2005; 16: 179-195.
  • Ragnarsson K, Schechtman J, Frieden R. Lower-Limb Orthoses. In: O'Young B, Young M, Stiens S, editors. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Secrets (2nd Ed.) Revised for Third Edition Puiblished 2008. Philadelphia, Hanley & Belfus, Inc.; 2002. pp572-576.
  • Frieden R. Geriatrics and Rehabilitation Medicine: Common Interests, Common Goals. Mount Sinai J Med 1999; 66: 145-151.

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Dr. Richard Frieden's office location

Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Medicine

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5 East 98th Street, 6th Floor

New York, NY 10029

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