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Professional Statement

  • Dr. Darren J. Friedman is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons and a Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at New York University School of Medicine. Dr. Friedman has expertise in surgery of the shoulder, sports medicine, and musculoskeletal trauma. His goal is to provide comprehensive patient care in a kind, thoughtful manner with a focus on the individual. He is an attending surgeon at NYU Medical Center, NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, NY Downtown Hospital, and Midtown Surgery Center.
  • Dr. Friedman strives to provide the best quality Orthopaedic care for all of his patients. He specializes in treating complex problems of the shoulder and upper limb and completed the prestigious Harvard Shoulder Fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Dr. Friedman incorporates the latest technology and minimally invasive surgical techniques in his practice. He has extensive experience in arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, arthroscopic shoulder stabilization, arthroscopic nerve decompression, sports medicine, joint preservation, tendon transfers, shoulder replacement, and reverse shoulder replacement. In addition, Dr. Friedman is further trained in the treatment of musculoskeletal trauma injuries and completed an AO Trauma Fellowship at The Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. He approaches fracture care in a comprehensive fashion in all of his patients exploring the relationship between patient nutritional status, bone quality, and the biology of fracture healing.


  • Medical School - Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
  • Saint Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Residency in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Harvard University, Massachusetts General Hospital, Fellowship in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
  • Hospital for Special Surgery, Fellowship in Orthopedic Trauma

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (Orthopaedic Surgery)

Awards and Publications

  • too many to list - please see pubmed

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Language Spoken

  • English