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Gary E. Friedlaender, MD

Orthopedic Surgery, Surgical Oncology

  • Offers Telehealth
Affiliated With: Smilow Cancer Hospital, Yale Medicine, Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital

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Online scheduling is not available at this time. Please call us at (203) 785-2579 to schedule your appointment.

Locations

Yale Orthopaedics New Haven, CT 06519
Yale Orthopaedics Guilford, CT 06437

Biography - Gary E. Friedlaender, MD

Gary E. Friedlaender, MD, is an orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in musculoskeletal oncology, or benign and malignant tumors of the bones. He leads the Sarcoma Program at Smilow Cancer Hospital, treating rare cancers that involve the bones, cartilage, muscle and other tissues in the body.

Dr. Friedlaender has achieved national recognition for his surgical innovations, including development of limb-salvaging techniques that are now considered essential to orthopaedic oncology surgery.

However, he considers his close connections with his patients to be the key element in his approach to orthopaedics. Good physicians are great communicators—skilled at discovering information that patients may be reluctant to share, or that they have misinterpreted or forgotten, Dr. Friedlaender says. He tells new doctors, “In asking what is bothering the patient, we must convey our interest in hearing what they have to say. Sit down, make eye contact, ask open-ended questions, and, whatever you do, don’t interrupt.”

Dr. Friedlaender is a professor of orthopaedics and rehabilitation at Yale School of Medicine. He was chair of the department for 30 years, and was responsible for making Yale Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation a leader in the field. He has served as president of several important professional organizations, including the American Orthopaedic Association. Connecticut Magazine has included Dr. Friedlaender in its annual lists of Top Docs in the state.

He says he decided to enter the medical field when he was a child, after watching his father, also a physician, at work. He chose to pursue orthopaedics because he admired the doctors who treated the musculoskeletal injuries he had as a child. He has seen the field change dramatically since then. When he was a resident in the 1970s, the survival rate for osteosarcoma, the most common type of bone cancer, was 15 to 20 percent; now the cure rate is 80 percent.

“I get joy from working in an environment like Yale, and even more so now with Smilow Cancer Hospital,” Dr. Friedlaender says. “There are so many capable, creative and energetic physicians and they are all under one roof. The scientists, nursing staff, and support individuals make the work in oncology not only possible, but rewarding. It’s all about the patient.”

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Overview

Gender

Male

Specialty

Orthopedic Surgery, Surgical Oncology

Conditions & Treatments

ACL Injury Tear, Ankle Pain, Bone & Soft Tissue Tumors, Bone Tumors, Bursitis, Elbow Injuries, Hamstring Injury, Hip Disorder, Knee Disorder, Ligament Sprains, Musculoskeletal Medicine, Rhabdomyosarcoma, Rotator Cuff Injury, Rotator Cuff Surgery, Shoulder Injury, Tendon Repair, Tendonitis

Language(s)

English

Education & Training

Education

University of Michigan Medical School Ann Arbor MI

Residency

Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven CT

Fellowship

Yale University School of Medicine;Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

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  • AETNA
  • ANTHEM BC/BS
  • CIGNA GATEKEEPER PRO
  • CIGNA HEALTHCARE
  • COMMUNITY CARE NETWORK
  • COMPWORKS
  • CONNECTICARE
  • CONSUMER HEALTH NETWORK
  • CORVEL
  • FIRST HEALTH NETWORK
  • FOCUS HEALTHCARE
  • GREAT WEST
  • HEALTHCARE VALUE MANAGEMENT
  • HUMANA
  • HUSKY
  • MANAGED COMP
  • MEDICAID
  • MEDICARE
  • MULTIPLAN
  • OXFORD HEALTH PLANS
  • PREFERRED HEALTH WORKS
  • PRIME HEALTH SERVICES
  • PRIVATE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM (PHCS)
  • TRICARE - HEALTH NET FEDERAL
  • TRICARE/CHAMPUS
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE
  • WELLCARE

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800 Howard Ave
Yale Physicians Bldg - 1st Floor
New Haven, CT 06519

Main (203) 785-2579
Fax (203) 737-4687

800 Boston Post Road
Building 3
Guilford, CT 06437

Main (203) 737-6127
Fax (203) 785-7132

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