Dr. Friedlander is originally from Brooklyn, New York but grew up in the Midwest and Calgary, Alberta in western Canada. Developing an interest in science at an early age led to a decision to pursue a career in medicine with the ultimate goal of becoming a surgeon. After graduating from the University of Arizona Magna Cum Laude, with a BSc in Microbiology, Dr. Friedlander earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from The Chicago Medical School. His achievements in medical school were recognized by being nominated to the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. General Surgery residency was completed at Rush University in Chicago, which provided surgical services to the renowned Cook County Hospital(now The John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County), serving as Chief Resident in 2006. Dr. Friedlander is an innovator and has worked on developing surgical devices for laparoscopic hernia surgery as well as for certain breast surgeries for benign and malignant disease.
Dr. Friedlander has practiced as a general surgeon since completing residency, however, having developed an interest in the artistic aspects of surgery, he began performing liposuction in 2013 using the SmartLipo system. Continually striving to provide the absolute best results achievable, he began performing Vaser Liposuction in 2016, training with Dr. John Millard who is a pioneer in high-definition liposuction, as well as with Dr. Grant Hamlet-perhaps the best in the world in this surgery, and recently began learning sculpting as a means to further improve results, training with the renowned surgeon/sculptor Dr. Peter Schmid. He is quickly becoming recognized as a leader in the field of high-definition liposuction, having been asked to train other physicians in this life-changing procedure.