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Assistant Professor of Urology

David F. Friedlander, MD, MPH is an Assistant Professor of urology at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. After graduating from Bowdoin College, he spent a year working in the California state capitol as a research fellow in the office of the vice-chair of the health committee. Dr. Friedlander received his medical degree from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN during which time he also completed an MPH at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health. He subsequently completed his residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA where he stayed on for an NIH-funded research fellowship. He subsequently completed a clinical fellowship in endourology and minimally invasive surgery at the University of California-San Diego. His research interests include understanding how health care policy effects surgical outcomes and costs, as well as understanding both clinical and social factors that influence the quality of health care delivery.


Robotic and Minimally Invasive Surgery
Medical and surgical management of urinary stone disease
Medical and surgical management of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)

Board Certifications

Urology – Board Certified


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Academic Interests

Dr. Friedlander’s research interests lie at the intersection of health care policy, surgical outcomes, and everyday clinical care. He received his MPH from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health where his research efforts focused on the comparative effectiveness of minimally invasive and open surgical techniques. More recently, his research efforts have focused on characterizing and determining factors associated with high-value pathways of surgical care, with a particular interest in the treatment of urinary stones and benign urological conditions.


Clinical Fellowship: Endourology/Minimally Invasive Surgery, University of California San Diego-Kaiser Permanente, San Diego, CA 2019-2020
Research Fellowship: National Institutes of Health T32 Research Fellowship, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA 2018-2019
Residency: Urology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA 2013-2018
MD: Vanderbilt School of Medicine, Nashville, TN 2008-2013
MPH: Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA 2011-2012

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