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Dr. Amy Friedman

Transplant Surgery
NY, NY
38 years experience female

Locations

Office

NY, NY

Address

460 West 34th Street, 15th floor, NY, NY
Directions

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Blue cross blue shield

Cigna

Group health inc

Humana

Medicaid

Mvp healthcare

United healthcare

UHC Choice Plus POS

About

Bio

Trained in general surgery and in transplant surgery, Dr. Friedman is a clinical transplant surgeon who currently directs Transplantation at the SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York. She is particularly interested in patient safety and quality improvement. She is well known for her national level efforts to improve the safety of living kidney donors. She was centrally involved in alerting the FDA and the manufacturer of a type of vascular clip, to the danger of using that clip during the donor operation.

Specialties
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Transplant Surgery

General Surgery

Licenses

United States: New York

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

350 Answers
368 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Friedman
Transplant Surgery 38 years experience
Yes, they are done.: Bone is commonly recovered from deceased donors (this is called tissue donation) and used to fill gaps in the patient's own bone. The implanted bone has been treated, does not provoke the immune system into rejection, and does not contain living cells. Successful in limited, but creative circumstances.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Friedman
Transplant Surgery 38 years experience
Otherwise healthy: Lung transplantation is performed when survival is limited by a lung disease. Candidates must be otherwise strong enough to get through the transplant. Only non-smokers are considered.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Friedman
Transplant Surgery 38 years experience
At transplant center: Being a living donor is an amazing gift that saves a life. Donation happens at a transplant center - find 1 through the UNOS website. Theres an extensive evaluation that includes assessment of the medical, surgical and psychologic suitability of the person considering donation. Education about the risks is a major part of the process. It is intentionally not rapid, so careful consideration occurs.

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Testimonials
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Recommendations
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Thank you notes
Excellent consultant on Health Tap. Very informative and well read in many areas of medicine.
Mar 30, 2013
Transplantation surgeon , Highly trained very sensitive to human needs I recommend
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Dec 6, 2015
I've tried to give my body to find a cure for hiv and all the things I've found it costs money how can they do this I've got the hiv virus wouldn't it be better to test the people who is infected with...Read More
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I've been considering it for the past 10 years; she's my son's mother. I just hope I am a match. Her autoimmune hepatitis seems to have accelerated this past year, she's been increasingly confused and...Read More
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I am using imitrex at this tie but the side effects are very bad what should i do
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Thank you. I do need a doctor very knowledgeable about these headaches. I have had them for 7 years in June every single day.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, NY
Graduated 1983MD

Residency

SUNY HSC at Brooklyn (Downstate)

Affiliations

Upstate medical university hospital
University Surgical Associates
Upstate Medical University Hosp
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