Gary Elliott Friedlaender, MD

Wayne O. Southwick Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation and Professor of Pathology; Chair, Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation; Clinical Program Leader, Sarcoma Program, Smilow Cancer Hospital

Departments & Organizations

Bone Center

Cancer Center, Yale: Pediatric Hematology & Oncology Program | Sarcoma Oncology Program

National Gaucher Disease Treatment Center

Office of Student Research

Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation: Musculoskeletal Oncology | Pediatric Orthopaedics

Pathology

Yale Core Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders

Yale Medical Group

Biography

Dr. Friedlaender received his BA and MD degrees from the University of Michigan and his orthopaedic surgical training at Yale-New Haven Hospital and Newington Children’s Hospital. In 1976, after 2 years service in the U.S. Navy assigned to the Naval Medical Research Institute in Bethesda, Dr. Friedlaender joined the full-time faculty of Yale University School of Medicine and since 1986 has served as the Wayne O. Southwick Professor and Chair of the Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation and as Chief of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation at Yale New Haven Hospital. Dr. Friedlaender has also trained at Massachusetts General Hospital in musculoskeletal oncology, which remains his primary clinical and research interest.

Dr. Friedlaender has served as President of the American Association of Tissue Banks (1983-85), the American Council on Transplantation (1983-85), the Orthopaedic Research Society (1994-95), the Academic Orthopaedic Society (1995-96) and the Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons (2001-02) and he will assume the Presidency of the American Orthopaedic Association in 2010. He has also chaired the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeon’s Council of Musculoskeletal Specialty Societies and served as a member of the Academy’s Board of Directors and as a member of the AAOS Committee on Ethics. In the past, Dr. Friedlaender served as Chair of the National Arthritis Board, NIAMS (NIH), as a member of the Orthopaedic Study Section at NIH and as a member of the Advisory Council of NIAMS. He was chair of the Research Committees of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Academic Orthopaedic Society and chaired the AAOS work group on Tissue Banking Issues. He served or serves on the editorial boards of several journals, including the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, Spine, Journal of Orthopaedic Research and the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; and he has written numerous scientific publications and received national awards for his basic science research (Kappa Delta Award of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery and the Nicholas Andry Award of the Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons).

Dr. Friedlaender is a scientific consultant for Wright Medical Group and for Carbylan BioSurgery and is compensated for these services.

Education & Training

MD University of Michigan Medical School (1969)
Fellow NIH-Post-doctoral Research Fellowship, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT Oncology and Immunobiology
Resident Yale-New Haven Hospital
Resident University of Michigan
Intern University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan Surgery
Fellow Ford Foundation Fellowship in Reproductive Biology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan Reproductive Immunobiology
Fellow Berg-Sloat Traveling Fellowship (Karolinska Inst,Oxford Univ,Univ Nottingham, Royal National Ortho), Sweden and England Bone Biology and Tumor Immunobiology
Fellow Massachusetts General Hospital

Honors & Recognition

  • Nicholas Andry Award for Outstanding Orthopaedic ResearchAssociation of Bone and Joint Surgeons (1995)

  • Presidential Guest SpeakerBritish Orthopaedic Research Society (1984)

  • Gold Medal and Rubio Memorial LecturerSpanish Orthopaedic Society (1989)

  • MRC Visiting ProfessorUniversity of Calgary (1996)

  • Honorary MemberHellenic Association of Orthopaedic Surgery (1999)

  • Kappa Delta Award for Outstanding Orthopaedic Research American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and Orthopaedic Research Society (1982)

  • Distinguished Service AwardAmerican Association of Tissue Banks (1996)

  • Distinguished Achievement AwardUniversity of Michigan Medical Alumni Association (2008)

  • PresidentAmerican Association of Tissue Banks (1983)

  • PresidentAmerican Council on Transplantation (1984)

  • PresidentOrthopaedic Research Society (1994)

  • PresidentAcademic Orthopaedic Society (1995)

  • PresidentAmerican Orthopaedic Association (2010)

  • Julius Neviaser Memorial LectureshipWashington Hospital Center (1984)

  • Peter Kiewit LecturerEisenhower Medical Center (1987)

  • Robert A. Robinson Visiting ProfessorMaryland Orthpaedic Association (1992)

  • Presidential Guest SpeakerMichigan Orthopaedic Association (1993)

  • R. Beverly Raney Visiting ProfessorUniversity of North Carolina (1994)

  • K. Mallory Visiting ProfessorOhio State University (1996)

  • Carroll Silver Visiting ProfessorBrown University (1996)

  • Arthur A. Thribodeau Visiting ProfessorTufts University (1997)

  • Patrick Kelly Visiting ProfessorMayo clinic (1997)

  • C. Howard Hatcher Visiting ProfessorStanford University (1989)

  • Honorary MemberVeterinary Orthopaedic Society (1999)

  • Jacque Jenny LecturerVeterinary Orthopaedic Society (1999)

  • William A. Hark Visiting ProfessorUniversity of Illinois (2000)

  • William A. Hark Visiting ProfessorLoyola University (2002)

  • William A. Hark Visiting ProfessorUniversity of Michigan (2002)

  • Jeanette Wilkins Memorial LecturerUniversity of Southern California (2004)

  • Fischer-Owen LecturerUniversity of Louisville (2005)

  • Edward T. Smith Visiting ProfessorUniversity of Texas (Houston) (2006)

  • PresidentAssociation of Bone and Joint Surgeons (2001)

  • William A. Hark Visiting ProfessorUniversity of Illinois (2000)

  • Orthopaedist-of-the-YearConnecticut State Orthopaedic Society (2002)

  • Wayne O Southwick Teaching AwardYale Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation (1993)

Professional Service

  • Orthopaedic and Musculoskeletal Study Section National Institutes of Health (1986 - 1989)

  • National Advisory Board for Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases National Institutes of Health (1991 - 1995)

  • NIH Consensus Conference On Total Hip Replacement National Institutes of Health (1994)

  • NIH Special Study Section (Clinical Services Special Emphasis Panel), National Institutes of Health (1994 - 1995)

  • FDA Panel on Blood and Blood Products Food and Drug Administration (1996 - 1997)

  • NIAMS Council National Institutes of Health (1998 - 2002)

  • Center for Scientific Review, Bone, Muscle, Connective Tissue Boundries Study Section National Institutes of Health (2001)

  • NIH Consensus Development Conference On Total Knee Replacements Planning Committee National Institutes of Health (2002 - 2003)

  • Board of Consulting Editor for Research Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (1981 - 1988)

  • Board of Associate Editors Journal of Orthopaedic Research (1994 - 2006)

  • Board of Associate Editors The Cancer Journal (1994 - 2007)

  • Editorial Board Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research (1986)

  • Editorial Review Board Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (2000)

  • Board of Associate Editors Journal Spine (2000)

  • Grant Peer Review Committee Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (2000 - 2005)

  • Council of Subspecialty Societies American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (2001 - 2002)

  • Advisory Group on the Effects of Sterilization on Biological Tissues International Atomic Energy Agency (1976)

  • Medical Advisory Board Arthritis Association (1996 - 1997)

  • National Arthritis Board NIAMS, National Institutes of Health (1993 - 1995)

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Contact Info

Gary Elliott Friedlaender, MD
Patient Care Location
Yale Orthopaedics/Musculoskeletal OncologyYale Physicians Building
800 Howard Avenue, Ste 1st floor

New Haven, CT 06519
Office Locations
Yale Orthopaedics and RehabilitationYale Physicians Building
800 Howard Avenue, Ste 133

New Haven, CT 06519
Chair's Office, Department of Orthopaedics & RehabYale Physicians Building
800 Howard Avenue, Ste Rm 133

New Haven, CT 06519
Mailing Address
Orthopædics and Rehabilitation Yale Physicians Building P.O. Box 208071
New Haven, CT 06520-8071