Samara Friedman

Samara Friedman



Dr. Samara Friedman is a board certified pediatric orthopedist with subspecialty interest in pediatric and adolescent trauma, growth deformities and treatment of sports injuries, including arthroscopic treatment of shoulder, elbow, knee and ankle injuries.

She earned her medical degree from SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine in Stony Brook, New York after completing her Bachelor of Science at Cornell University. Dr. Friedman completed her residency in orthopedic surgery at Long Island Jewish Medical Center before becoming a pediatric orthopedic surgery fellow at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

A NYSCA Certified coach, Dr. Friedman spends time coaching the Millburn Short Hills Youth Baseball team. She is also part of the “Live From” program at Liberty Science Center, where she lectures regularly about orthopedic surgery as students view her surgical procedures. Dr. Friedman has been recognized several times by area publications as a “Top Doc.”

In her spare time, she likes to travel and spend time with her two kids. She enjoys photography and baking creative birthday cakes. She also coaches little league baseball and volunteers at the Liberty Science Center.

Magazine Awards

  • Bone & Joint Surgery Select, New Jersey Monthly, 2022
  • Favorite Kids’ Docs – Pediatric Orthopedics, New Jersey Family, 2022
  • Patient’s Choice Award 2008,2009,2013
  • Most Compassionate Physician Award 2010
  • America’s Top Orthopedists 2011, 2012, 2014


  • 2000 1st place podium presentation, NIH Medical Student Research Competition
  • 2000 AOA Medical Honor Society
  • 2001 Janet M. Glasgow Achievement Award for Excellence by Women in Medicine

Professional Affiliations

  • American Association of Orthpaedic Surgeons
  • Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America

Pediatric Orthopedic Interests

  • Pediatric sports injuries
  • Musculoskeletal trauma
  • Hand

Noteworthy Accomplishments

  • 1993 United States National Physical Fitness Championship, Gold Medalist
  • 1996 President, Honor Society of the School of Ag&Life Science, Cornell University
  • 1998 Outstanding Service Award – Stony Brook Volunteer Ambulance Corp
  • 2003 National Skeleton Sliding Team Trials, Lake Placid, NY

Education & Professional Experience


Bachelor of Science, Cornell University, Ithaca

Doctor of Medicine, SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine, Stony Brook


Pediatric Orthopedist


Orthopedic Surgery, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park


Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, Philadelphia



Hospital Affiliations

Know Before Your First Visit

Verify the date and time of your appointment. You may be required to complete new patient paperwork or provide personal information prior to being seen by your doctor. Please arrive approximately 30 minutes prior to your appointment time.

Confirm the address and location of your appointment. The Pediatric Orthopedic Center has four convenient locations in New Jersey. Confirm with the front desk staff the office location for your visit.

Be aware of travel issues and delays. Be mindful of any driving conditions, road construction detours and parking requirements to ensure you arrive for your appointment on time.

Urgent Care for Acute Injuries (Cedar Knolls)

Walk-In Hours Update

*Urgent and Acute Injuries Only during Urgent Care/Walk-in Clinic hours. To find out if your child’s injury qualifies for a walk-in visit, click here. (Walk-in fees may apply.)


Regular Hours: 9am-5pm
Walk-in Hours* (Cedar Knolls): 5pm-8pm


Regular Hours: 9am-5pm
Walk-in Hours* (Cedar Knolls): 5pm-8pm


Regular Hours: 9am-5pm
Walk-in Hours* (Cedar Knolls): 5pm-8pm


Regular Hours: 9am-5pm
Walk-in Hours* (Cedar Knolls): 5pm-8pm


Regular Hours: 8am-5pm
NO walk-in hours.


Walk-in Hours* (Cedar Knolls): 10am-2pm

Sunday: Closed

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