Joshua Michael Friedland-Little, MD

Joshua Michael Friedland-Little, MD

Cardiology, Transplant Center, Heart Failure Program, VAD Program

Children's Title: Medical Director, Mechanical Circulatory Support

Academic Title: Associate Professor

  • Joshua Friedland-Little, MD, is an attending pediatric cardiologist at Seattle Children's Hospital and is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine.

    Dr. Friedland-Little earned his MD at the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor and completed his pediatrics residency at the University of Chicago in Chicago, IL. He returned to the University of Michigan to complete his pediatric cardiology fellowship as well as sub-specialty training in pediatric heart failure and transplantation and cardiac critical care. Following the completion of his training, he spent two years as a heart failure/heart transplant cardiologist and cardiac intensivist at the University of Michigan before joining the Seattle Children's Heart Center in 2015.

    Dr. Friedland-Little enjoys caring for infants and children of all ages with congenital and acquired heart disease. He has specific research interests and clinical expertise in pediatric heart failure and heart transplantation as well as the management of mechanical circulatory support in the pediatric population.

    • Amanda Renton, Wa 07.12.19

      Dr. Freidland-Little is simply phenomenal! He has been incredibly thorough, patient, and helpful to us. Our son is 8 months old and has a rare collection of heart defects, and Dr. Freidland-Little has walked us through any/all steps that have been involved. We feel very confident with him, and have hope that we have not had until now. I can’t thank or appreciate him any more than I do! Amanda Meyer

  • Other Publications

    • Godown J | Donohue JE | Yu S | Friedland-Little JM | Gajarski RJ | Schumacher KR
      Differential effect of body mass index on pediatric heart transplant outcomes based on diagnosis.
      Pediatric transplantation, 2014 Nov. : 18(7)771-6
    • Friedland-Little JM | Gajarski RJ | Yu S | Donohue JE | Zamberlan MC | Schumacher KR
      Outcomes of third heart transplants in pediatric and young adult patients: analysis of the United Network for Organ Sharing database.
      The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation, 2014 Sept. : 33(9)917-23
    • Friedland-Little JM | Hirsch-Romano JC | Yu S | Donohue JE | Canada CE | Soraya P | Aiyagari R
      Risk factors for requiring extracorporeal membrane oxygenation support after a Norwood operation.
      The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery, 2014 July : 148(1)266-72
    • Godown J | Friedland-Little JM | Gajarski RJ | Yu S | Donohue JE | Schumacher KR
      Abnormal nutrition affects waitlist mortality in infants awaiting heart transplant.
      The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation, 2014 March : 33(3)235-40
    • Friedland-Little JM | Hoffmann AD | Ocbina PJ | Peterson MA | Bosman JD | Chen Y | Cheng SY | Anderson KV | Moskowitz IP
      A novel murine allele of Intraflagellar Transport Protein 172 causes a syndrome including VACTERL-like features with hydrocephalus.
      PMC3168284 Human molecular genetics, 2011 Oct. 1 : 20(19)3725-37


Board Certification(s)

Pediatric Cardiology

Medical/Professional School

University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor


University of Chicago, Chicago


University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor