Richard A Frieden

Richard A Frieden, MD

  • ASSISTANT PROFESSOR | Rehabilitation Medicine


Rehabilitation and Physical Medicine

Dr. Frieden is Medical Director of the Amputation Specialty Program and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, where he began his career twenty-nine years ago. His areas of specialization include helping to prevent leg amputation, the treatment of people with recent amputations as well as those who already wear prostheses, the elderly, musicians, and other performing artists. Dr. Frieden graduated from New York Medical College and completed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Rusk Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine at New York University Medical Center.  He plays harmonica, guitar, and keyboards.  He has published and lectured widely in his field.


Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Clinical Focus

  • Amputation Of The Foot Or Toe
  • Amputation Prevention
  • Amputation Rehabilitation
  • Amputation, Above-The-Knee
  • Amputations
  • Below-The-Knee Amputation
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cervical Myelopathy
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • De Quervain's Tenosynovitis
  • Falls
  • Forearm Muscle Strain
  • Hemiplegia
  • Hip joint replacement
  • Hyaluronate Injections
  • Joint Replacement
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Replacement
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
  • Paraplegia
  • Prolotherapy
  • Prosthetics
  • Radiculopathy
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Regenerative Medicine
  • Spasticity
  • Spinal Cord Disorder
  • Stroke
  • Tendinitis
  • Tendinopathy
  • Ultrasound-Guided Joint Injections


MD, New York Medical College

MS, The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Residency, Rehabilitation Medicine, New York University Medical Center

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