Jeffrey B Friedrich, MD

Jeffrey B Friedrich, MD

Plastic Surgery, Hand and Upper Extremity, Orthopedics, Brachial Plexus, Vascular Anomalies

On staff since August 2007

Academic Title: Associate Professor, Surgery/Plastic Surgery

"I consider it an honor that patients and their parents put their trust in me to care for their hand problems. I also consider them my partners in the care of these problems. I pledge to my patients and their families that I will uphold my end of the partnership by always working to maintain that trust and engaging them throughout the entire hand care process. Plus, it helps that the hand is just about the most amazing contraption in the world and I think its awesome to be able to work with such a wondrous part of the body."

  • Dr. Friedrich is an Associate Professor of Surgery and Orthopedics and is a faculty member of the Division of Plastic Surgery at the University of Washington. He is also a member of the Combined Hand Surgery service at the University of Washington. He completed plastic surgery training at the University of Washington, followed by a hand and microvascular surgery fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

    His specialty interests include pediatric congenital and traumatic hand and wrist problems and care of brachial plexus injuries. Dr. Friedrich is currently the residency director for the Plastic Surgery program at the UW, and is on the Board of Directors of the American Association for Hand Surgery. He is board certified in plastic surgery and holds a Certificate of Added Qualification in surgery of the hand. He lives just a few blocks from Childrens hospital and spends as much time as possible with his wife and two children.

    • Brian Kent wa 08.27.15

      Awesome doctor. Highly recommended. His team saved my life. Along with Dr. Jason Ko life flight and the blue team. A motorcycle accident crushed and tore my left arm into unrecognizable limb amputation procedures were started. Long story short my arm was saved, my arm and shoulder were were completely paralyzed. Now a few surgeries later I have feeling again and can move my fingers and shoulder. Great doctor/team Thank you so much!!!

  • Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
    Seattles Top Doctor 2016 Seattle Met Magazine 2016
    SEATTLE'S TOP DOCTOR - 2015 Seattle Met Magazine 2015
    SEATTLE MAGAZINE TOP DOCTOR - 2015 Seattle Magazine 2015
    SEATTLE'S TOP DOCTOR - 2014 Seattle Metropolitan Magazine 2014
    SEATTLE MAGAZINE TOP DOCTOR - 2014 Seattle Magazine 2014
    Seattle's Top Doc Seattle Met Magazine 2013
    Seattle Met Magazine Top Doctors 2017
  • Other Publications

    • Miller EA, Friedrich JB
      Management of Finger Joint Dislocation and Fracture-Dislocations in Athletes.
      32115092 Clinics in sports medicine, 2020 April : 39(2)423-442
    • Crowe CS, Massenburg BB, Morrison SD, Chang J, Friedrich JB, Abady GG, Alahdab F, Alipour V, Arabloo J, Asaad M, Banach M, Bijani A, Borzì AM, Briko NI, Castle CD, Cho DY, Chung MT, Daryani A, Demoz GT, Dingels ZV, Do HT, Fischer F, Fox JT, Fukumoto T, Gebre AK, Gebremichael B, Haagsma JA, Haj-Mirzaian A, Handiso DW, Hay SI, Hoang CL, Irvani SSN, Jozwiak JJ, Kalhor R, Kasaeian A, Khader YS, Khalilov R, Khan EA, Khundkar R, Kisa S, Kisa A, Liu Z, Majdan M, Manafi N, Manafi A, Manda AL, Meretoja TJ, Miller TR, Mohammadian-Hafshejani A, Mohammadpourhodki R, Mohseni Bandpei MA, Mokdad AH, Naimzada MD, Ndwandwe DE, Nguyen CT, Nguyen HLT, Olagunju AT, Olagunju TO, Pham HQ, Pribadi DRA, Rabiee N, Ramezanzadeh K, Ranganathan K, Roberts NLS, Roever L, Safari S, Samy AM, Sanchez Riera L, Shahabi S, Smarandache CG, Sylte DO, Tesfay BE, Tran BX, Ullah I, Vahedi P, Vahedian-Azimi A, Vos T, Woldeyes DH, Wondmieneh AB, Zhang ZJ, James SL
      Global trends of hand and wrist trauma: a systematic analysis of fracture and digit amputation using the Global Burden of Disease 2017 Study.
      32169973 Injury prevention : journal of the International Society for Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention, 2020 Mar 13
    • Susarla SM, Friedrich JB
      Shaming and Burnout in Plastic Surgery Trainees: An Underappreciated Problem?
      31461075 Plastic and reconstructive surgery, 2019 Sept. : 144(3)534e-535e
    • Prsic A, Friedrich JB
      Postoperative Management and Rehabilitation of the Replanted or Revascularized Digit.
      30928053 Hand clinics, 2019 May : 35(2)221-229
    • Crowe CS, Cho DY, Kneib CJ, Morrison SD, Friedrich JB, Keys KA
      Strategies for Reconstruction of the Plantar Surface of the Foot: A Systematic Review of the Literature.
      30921149 Plastic and reconstructive surgery, 2019 April : 143(4)1223-1244
    • Morrison SD, Kolnik SM, Massie JP, Crowe CS, Dugi D 3rd, Friedrich JB, Pham TN, Berli JU, O'Keefe GE, Bulger EM, Maier RV, Mandell SP
      Injury in the transgender population: What the trauma surgeon needs to know.
      30256770 The journal of trauma and acute care surgery, 2018 Oct. : 85(4)799-809
    • Remington AC, Morrison SD, Massie JP, Crowe CS, Shakir A, Wilson SC, Vyas KS, Lee GK, Friedrich JB
      Outcomes after Phalloplasty: Do Transgender Patients and Multiple Urethral Procedures Carry a Higher Rate of Complication?
      29019859 Plastic and reconstructive surgery, 2018 Feb. : 141(2)220e-229e
    • Suver DW, Friedrich JB
      Sentinel lymph node biopsy for tumors of the hand and wrist.
      20171813 The Journal of hand surgery, 2010 July : 1209-10
    • Imahara SD, Friedrich JB
      Community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in surgically treated hand infections.
      19962836 The Journal of hand surgery, 2010 Jan. : 97-103
    • Sunderland IR, Friedrich JB
      Predictors of mortality and limb loss in necrotizing soft tissue infections of the upper extremity.
      19969198 The Journal of hand surgery, 2009 Dec. : 1900-1
    • Friedrich JB, Katolik LI, Vedder NB
      Soft tissue reconstruction of the hand.
      19643296 The Journal of hand surgery, 2009 July : 1148-55
    • Friedrich JB, Moran SL, Bishop AT, Shin AY
      Free vascularized fibula grafts for salvage of failed oncologic long bone reconstruction and pathologic fractures.
      19296529 Microsurgery, 2009 : 385-92
    • Friedrich JB, Moran SL, Bishop AT, Wood CM, Shin AY
      Vascularized fibula flap onlay for salvage of pathologic fracture of the long bones.
      18520888 Plastic and reconstructive surgery, 2008 June : 2001-9
    • Friedrich JB, Petrov RV, Askay SA, Clark MP, Foy HM, Isik FF, Dellinger EP, Klein MB, Engrav LH
      Resection of panniculus morbidus: a salvage procedure with a steep learning curve.
      18176212 Plastic and reconstructive surgery, 2008 Jan. : 108-14
    • Friedrich JB, Moran SL, Bishop AT, Wood CM, Shin AY
      Free vascularized fibular graft salvage of complications of long-bone allograft after tumor reconstruction.
      18171962 The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume, 2008 Jan. : 93-100
    • Friedrich JB, Muzaffar AR, Hanel DP
      Pediatric hand friction burns from treadmill contact.
      18780051 Hand (New York, N.Y.), 2007 Dec. : 188-93
    • Friedrich JB, Shin AY
      Management of forearm compartment syndrome.
      17548015 Hand clinics, 2007 May : 245-54, vii
    • Friedrich JB, Hanel DP, Chilcote H, Katolik LI
      The use of tensor fascia lata interposition grafts for the treatment of posttraumatic radioulnar synostosis.
      16713843 The Journal of hand surgery, 2006 May : 785-93
    • Muzaffar AR, Friedrich JB, Lu KK, Hanel DP
      Infantile fibrosarcoma of the hand associated with coagulopathy.
      16641700 Plastic and reconstructive surgery, 2006 Apr 15 : 81e-86e
    • Muzaffar AR, Chao JJ, Friedrich JB
      Posttraumatic thumb reconstruction.
      16217456 Plastic and reconstructive surgery, 2005 Oct. : 103e-122e
    • Klein MB, Engrav LH, Holmes JH, Friedrich JB, Costa BA, Honari S, Gibran NS
      Management of facial burns with a collagen/glycosaminoglycan skin substitute-prospective experience with 12 consecutive patients with large, deep facial burns.
      15774278 Burns : journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries, 2005 May : 257-61
    • Black PC, Friedrich JB, Engrav LH, Wessells H
      Meshed unexpanded split-thickness skin grafting for reconstruction of penile skin loss.
      15311016 The Journal of urology, 2004 Sept. : 976-9
    • Sullivan SR, Friedrich JB, Engrav LH, Round KA, Heimbach DM, Heckbert SR, Carrougher GJ, Lezotte DC, Wiechman SA, Honari S, Klein MB, Gibran NS
      "Opioid creep" is real and may be the cause of "fluid creep".
      15302427 Burns : journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries, 2004 Sept. : 583-90
    • Friedrich JB, Sullivan SR, Engrav LH, Round KA, Blayney CB, Carrougher GJ, Heimbach DM, Honari S, Klein MB, Gibran NS
      Is supra-Baxter resuscitation in burn patients a new phenomenon?
      15225912 Burns : journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries, 2004 Aug. : 464-6


Board Certification(s)

Plastic Surgery
Surgery of the Hand

Medical/Professional School

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX


University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA


Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN

Clinical Interests

Hand and wrist surgery