Dr. Amy Friedman
38 years experience female
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.
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Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.
United States: New York
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 37-year-old member asked:
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:
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:
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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Mar 20, 2013
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
Dec 6, 2015
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Education & Training
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, NY
SUNY HSC at Brooklyn (Downstate)
Upstate medical university hospital
University Surgical Associates
Upstate Medical University Hosp