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Patient Reviews

Patient comments (3)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Joseph Friedberg is Excellent. Dr. Friedberg has been reviewed by 6 patients who have provided 3 comments. The rating is 5 out of 5 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 5.0
Promptness 5.0
Courteous Staff 5.0
Accurate Diagnosis 5.0
Bedside Manner 5.0
Spends Time with Me 5.0
Follows Up After Visit 5.0

Specialties & Research

Dr. Joseph Friedberg, MD is board certified in Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery).

  • He has special expertise in 19 areas:
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Esophagectomy
  • Esophagus Cancer (Esophogeal Neoplasm)
  • Light Therapy (Phototherapy)
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Cancer (Non-Small-Cell Lung Carcinoma)
  • Lung Cancer (Pleural Neoplasms)
  • Lung Diseases (Pleural Diseases)
  • Mesothelioma (Asbestos-related Cancer)
  • Pneumonectomy (Lung removal)
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumothorax
  • Sweaty Armpit (Hyperhidrosis)
  • Thoracoscopy
  • Thoracotomy
  • Thymus Gland Removal (Thymectomy)
  • Thymus Tumor (Thymoma)
  • Tracheal Stenosis
  • Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery

Education & Awards

Dr. Friedberg graduated from Harvard University , Boston. He has 5 awards.

One of America's Leading Experts on:
Lung Cancer (Lung Neoplasm)
Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® (2005 - 2008, 2010 - 2015)
Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® for Cancer (2005 - 2007, 2009 - 2012, 2014 - 2015)
Patients' Choice Award (2013 - 2014)
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2014)


Dr. Friedberg has 10 hospital affiliations:

  • University of PA Medical Center/Presbyterian 
  • Pennsylvania Hospital University PA Health System 

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Additional Information
Dr. Joseph S Friedberg MD is a male Cardiothoracic Surgeon, has 25 years of experience and practices in Thoracic Surgery and Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery.
Where does Dr. Joseph S. Friedberg practice?
Dr. Joseph Friedberg has 3 office locations.
Dr. Joseph Friedberg practices Thoracic Surgery and Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery near Glenside, PA.
Additional practice locations include: Philadelphia, PA.
See Glenside Surgeons.