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: Assistant 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 Assistant 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.


Board Certification(s)

Plastic Surgery
Surgery of the Hand

Medical/Professional School

University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston


Surgery, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle
Plastic Surgery, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle


Hand Surgery, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester

Clinical Interests

Hand and wrist surgery

Awards and Honors

Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
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


  • Suver DW, Friedrich JB
    Sentinel lymph node biopsy for tumors of the hand and wrist.
    The Journal of hand surgery , 2010 July : 1209-10
  • Imahara SD, Friedrich JB
    Community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in surgically treated hand infections.
    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.
    The Journal of hand surgery , 2009 Dec. : 1900-1
  • Friedrich JB, Katolik LI, Vedder NB
    Soft tissue reconstruction of the hand.
    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.
    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.
    Plastic and reconstructive surgery , 2008 June : 2001-9
  • Friedrich JB, Moran SL, Bishop AT, Wood CM, Shin AY
    Free vascularized fibular graft salvage of complications of long-bone allograft after tumor reconstruction.
    The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume , 2008 Jan. : 93-100
  • 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.
    Plastic and reconstructive surgery , 2008 Jan. : 108-14
  • Friedrich JB, Muzaffar AR, Hanel DP
    Pediatric hand friction burns from treadmill contact.
    Hand (New York, N.Y.) , 2007 Dec. : 188-93
  • Friedrich JB, Shin AY
    Management of forearm compartment syndrome.
    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.
    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.
    Plastic and reconstructive surgery , 2006 Apr, 15 : 81e-86e
  • Muzaffar AR, Chao JJ, Friedrich JB
    Posttraumatic thumb reconstruction.
    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.
    Burns : journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries , 2005 May : 257-61
  • 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".
    Burns : journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries , 2004 Sept. : 583-90
  • Black PC, Friedrich JB, Engrav LH, Wessells H
    Meshed unexpanded split-thickness skin grafting for reconstruction of penile skin loss.
    The Journal of urology , 2004 Sept. : 976-9
  • 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?
    Burns : journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries , 2004 Aug. : 464-6