Melanie H. Friedlander, MD, FACS Expert Witness
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: General Surgery

Specialty Focus: General Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Breast Surgery, Colon Surgery, Reflux Surgery, Breast Cancer, Thyroid Surgery, Gallbladder Surgery, Gastrointestinal Surgery, Appendectomy, Cholecystectomy

Education: MD, New Jersey Medical School; BA, Middlebury College; General Surgery Residency, Albert Einstein/Montefiore Medical Center; Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship, University of Southern California

Years in Practice: 15+

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Dr. Friedlander is a full-time, board-certified general surgeon in private practice in the Los Angeles area. She is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the California Medical Association. She completed a laparoscopic surgery fellowship at USC following a 6-year residency program that included a research fellowship at Montefiore Medical Center in New York. She has given depositions and served as an expert witness in both New York and Los Angeles. Her practice is based in Torrance, CA, where she has served as Chief of Surgery and a member of the Medical Executive Committee. She has also participated on multiple hospital committees, including peer-review quality evaluations.