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Samara Friedman

MD, FAAOS
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery

Locations

  • Cedar Knolls
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      Office Hours

      Mon:

      09:00 AM - 06:00 PM

      Tue:

      09:00 AM - 06:00 PM

      Wed:

      09:00 AM - 06:00 PM

      Thu:

      09:00 AM - 06:00 PM

      Fri:

      09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
    • Springfield
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        Mon:

        09:00 AM - 06:00 PM

        Tue:

        09:00 AM - 06:00 PM

        Wed:

        09:00 AM - 06:00 PM

        Thu:

        09:00 AM - 06:00 PM

        Fri:

        09:00 AM - 06:00 PM

      About 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. She is an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at NYU – Langone and has been published several times in clinical journals.

      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

      • Patient’s Choice Award 2008,2009,2013
      • Most Compassionate Physician Award 2010
      • America’s Top Orthopedists 2011, 2012, 2014

      Awards

      • 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

      Hospital Affiliations:

      Morristown Medical Center

      Overlook Medical Center

      Short Hills Surgery Center

      Saint Barnabas Medical Center

      Education:

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

      Bachelor of Science, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York

      Accepting New Patients:

      Yes

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