Dr. Fridman is a fellowship-trained foot and ankle specialist and holds an appointment in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Columbia University Medical Center and in the Department of Surgery at Weil-Cornell Medical Center. He is also the Podiatry Captain for the ING New York City Marathon. Dr. Fridman received his doctorate from the NY College of Podiatric Medicine. He was Chief Resident at The Mount Sinai Hospital Podiatric Surgery Residency Program, and completed a fellowship in Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Surgery & Research at the Weil Foot & Ankle Institute in Chicago. Dr. Fridman is Board-Certified in Foot Surgery and Board-Qualified in Reconstructive Rearfoot & Ankle Surgery by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery. He is a Fellow of American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons.
Dr. Fridman is a noted expert in the field of diabetic wounds and reconstructive foot surgery. He has authored several scientific papers on reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy for heel pain, diabetic wound healing, and tendon injuries. He has lectured nationally and internationally on congenital pediatric deformities, flatfoot surgery, and diabetic wounds. He has also participated in pediatric surgical missions to India. He is currently involved in a number of research studies on the diabetic foot and the use of implants in foot surgery.