Dr. Friedlander was appointed Clinical Instructor of Surgery at the University of Southern California in 1999. Throughout her career she has developed and published a variety of scientific studies in well-known medical journals. Dr. Friedlander is a member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) and the Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons. She has also presented several research projects at national medical conferences. Dr. Friedlander enjoys all aspects of general surgery and primarily focuses on two areas of expertise: breast and advanced laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Friedlander has recently adopted a minimally invasive technique for thyroid surgery to reduce scar size.