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David R. Friedland, MD, PhD

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4.8 (106)
Chief, Professor
Accepting New Patients
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Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences Clinic 414-805-5580
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Dr. Friedland is a board-certified otolaryngologist head and neck surgeon with board-certified fellowship training at Johns Hopkins University in adult and pediatric otology, neurotology and cranial base surgery. He has specialized training in surgery for hearing restoration including placement of cochlear implants bone-anchored aids, brainstem implants and implantable hearing aids. Dr. Friedland's clinical interests focus primarily on cochlear implantation in both children and adults. He also has expertise in skill base tumors including surgical and Gamma Knife treatments. He has extensive clinical expertise in chronic ear disease and cholesteatoma. In addition to his clinical activities at the Medical College of Wisconsin, he maintains a research program studying ways to improve cochlear implant performance in older patients, the perception of music with hearing loss, and the molecular biology of cholesteatoma.

Dr. Friedland's practice style reflects the team approach to providing you with the best care. Working closely with dedicated Nurse Practitioners, Audiologists, and support staff, a full assessment of the patient's problem is performed through careful listening and specializing testing. Dr. Friedland believes education is a major key to treatment and will patiently explain the diagnosis and therapy in everyday terms using models and diagrams for clarity.


Diseases & Conditions

Acoustic Neuroma
Chronic Ear Disease
Facial Nerve Paralysis
Meniere's Disease
Migraine Associated Dizziness
Petrous Apicitis
Tympanic Membrane Perforation
Vestibular Disorders

Treatment & Services

Adult Hearing Loss and Rehabilitation
Auditory Brainstem Implants
Bone Anchored Hearing Aids
Cochlear Implants
Implantable Hearing Aids
Ototoxicity Monitoring
Skull Base Surgery
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Hospital Affiliations

Froedtert Hospital


Otolaryngology and Comm. Sciences - Froedtert Hospital
900 N. 92nd St.
Milwaukee, WI 53226
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Education & Training

City University of New York - NY - Doctor of Philosophy - (1993)

Mount Sinai School of Medicine - New York - NY - Doctor of Medicine - (1995)

Mount Sinai School of Medicine - New York - NY - Residency in Otolaryngology - (1996-2000)

Johns Hopkins University Hospital - Baltimore - MD - Fellowship in Otology- Neuro-Otology & Cranial Base Surgery - (2000-2002)

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Patient Reviews

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4.8 out of 5. 106 ratings, 15 reviews
Jan. 28, 2021
Dr. Friedland removed a cancer tumor from my inner ear 13 years ago. In a PET scan for another cancer on my face a small growth showed up in my inner ear. Dr. Friedland had my records past and present and compared them. He laid out a plan to keep track of it and would be talking to my present cancer doctor
Jan. 18, 2021
I love how efficient my visits are with Dr. Friedland. Visuals are also very nice to give multiple perspectives on the treatment and procedures taking place!
Jan. 9, 2021
Dr. David Friedland, and staff work hand in hand very well. I felt the level of care was very thorough, and professional. The overall experience left me feeling confident that i was in good hands. Bonus was that the Dr. and staff were positive and upbeat, and they liked working together. Tough to accomplish all this during these times!
Dec. 19, 2020
Always professional, caring, and delivers the information in a manner I can understand.
Dec. 11, 2020
treated me with respect and explained everything so I understood.
Nov. 21, 2020
I thought he was very explicit with my options
Nov. 17, 2020
Provider was knowledgeable and took the time to listen carefully and explain the conditions and potential treatment options.
Sept. 18, 2020
he answered all of my questions and concerns about my ear injury and pain.
Sept. 4, 2020
Dr. Friedland is a specialist who has done my previous surgery. I trust him
July 27, 2020
July 15, 2020
This was one of the best, most efficient dr visits I've ever had. Everything was on time, the doctor had read my medical history and his notes from my prior visit so I didn't have to tell my whole story again. So pleased with the check in staff, nurses, everyone was friendly and efficient. Have already recommended this office to a family member.
June 6, 2020
Dr.Friedland is always professional, thorough and easy to talk to. I never feel rushed.
May 30, 2020
Dr. is very thorough and is very clear on any recommendations
May 3, 2020
Such wonderful care! I left the office with a plan of action and a timeline that was very clear to me. I felt re-asssured and encouraged. Dr. Friedland, the audiologist and his team are the best! Thank you.
April 29, 2020
He presented himself friendly, professional, knowledgeable and concerned about my issue.
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