Eliot L. Friedman, MD

Hematology/Medical Oncology

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Hematology/Medical Oncology
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Area of focus ?
Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Testicular Cancer
LVHN Affiliates
Lehigh Valley Topper Cancer Institute
Languages spoken
English, English

Dr. Friedman's Locations

less than  km

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About Dr. Friedman

Philosophy of care

In my area we’re dealing with people who are frightened. I’m trying to help patients deal with all of the information they’ve been hearing, and I’m trying to dispel all of the myths. It’s a matter of education and mutual trust. I’m there to do whatever I can do for them, even if it’s just a matter of easing their pain.

Also, I am a member of the thoracic cancer multidisciplinary consultation team. Together we review your diagnostic information and give you a written opinion reflecting the scope of your condition and recommendations for your best course of care.

Why I entered medicine

Medicine was not my first choice. I wanted to be first oboe in the New York Philharmonic. I have a love of biochemistry and science, and I like people. One day, I just decided I wanted to be a doctor. I wouldn’t change it for anything in the world.

Community involvement

I’m part of the National Cancer Institute’s community cancer program. Our goal is to be able to give the same care and treatment to everyone, whether they have health insurance or not.

Personal interests

I still play the oboe and will always have a love of music. I’m an avid cyclist, and I enjoy skiing.


State University of New York, BS- Bachelor of Science, 1977

Medical Training
Pritzker School of Medicine of University of Chicago, MD - Doctor of Medicine, 1981


Internship 1982
Internal Medicine, University of Chicago Hospitals, Chicago, IL

Residency 1983
Internal Medicine, University of Chicago Hospitals, Chicago, IL

Residency 1984
Internal Medicine, University of Chicago Hospitals, Chicago, IL

Fellowship 1985
Medical Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA

Fellowship 1986
Medical Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA

Fellowship 1987
Medical Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA


American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine - Medical Oncology

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