Plastic Surgeon Dr. Roger Friedman Washington DC
As a native Washingtonian, Dr. Friedman left the District of Columbia and completed his undergraduate education at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri where he majored in Architecture and minored in the sciences. His medical school degree was obtained from the George Washington University School of Medicine where he graduated as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society.
Post-graduate education took place at the University of Michigan in both General Surgery and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Post-graduate fellowships in Hand and Microvascular Surgery in San Francisco and Cosmetic and Breast Surgery in Honolulu were completed prior to going into practice in the Washington Metropolitan area in October, 1984.
In the 2021 U.S. News and World Report evaluation of the top plastic surgeons in the country, Dr. Friedman was ranked: 16th of 150 for facelifts, 18th of 150 for rhinoplasty, 18th of 200 for breast augmentation and 42nd of 150 for liposuction. Dr. Friedman has consistently been recognized by Washingtonian as a Top Doctor; Best of Bethesda 2009, 11, 13, 15 and 17; Best of Rockville consistently for the past 10 years; and either first or second in Checkbook magazine for many years.
Dr. Friedman is Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons as well as the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. He is on the clinical faculties of both Johns Hopkins and Georgetown Universities.
Dr. Friedman served as the Chairman of the Sub-Section of Plastic Surgery at Suburban Hospital in North Bethesda, Maryland from 1997 through 2000. Dr. Friedman has published papers in the Plastic Surgical literature and presented papers at local, national and international meetings including the first meeting of the Aesthetic Society of Kuwait where he presented on topics including breast, facial cosmetic surgery and body contouring surgery. He currently participates in teaching rhinoplasty (nasal surgery) annually in Chicago as well as at the National Meetings of the Aesthetic Society and the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Friedman has created a course in facial plastic surgery which was recently taught to the Plastic Surgery Residents and faculty of Johns Hopkins University.
Currently, Dr. Friedman brings approximately 35 years experience to benefit his patients. His practice consists of approximately 35% breast surgery both cosmetic and reconstructive and 65% facial and body contouring. Facial surgery includes nasal surgery: cosmetic, reconstructive and revisionary after previous surgery and facelift, eyelid and brow surgery. Autologous fat grafting, using your own fat, has taken the results of facial plastic surgery to a higher level. Body contouring is addressed not only with non invasive techniques such as Cool Sculpting but also liposuction both Microaire and VASER (ultrasonic) as well as abdominoplasty. Weight loss patients benefit by the utilization of a combination of these techniques to restore normal body contours.
Dr. Friedman believes that the role of the plastic surgeon is first to listen to the concerns of the patient and then evaluate the patient relative to these concerns and finally educate them with regard to their options. Computer imaging has been very helpful in enabling patients to better conceptualize ultimate results as well as seeing actual post-operative examples of the procedure that they may be interested in.