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Melanie Friedlander, MD, General Surgery, Torrance, CA, Torrance Memorial Medical Center


General Surgery Torrance, CA

Breast, Endocrine, Surgical Oncology (Other than Breast), Minimally Invasive Surgery

President Association of South Bay Surgeons

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  • I am a board-certified general surgeon with fellowship training in minimally invasive (laparoscopic) surgery. I now focus on breast cancer and endocrine surgery, including thyroid parathyroid, and adrenal gland surgery.

    I am fortunate to have trained and worked in superior academic programs. For nearly 20 years, I have provided personalized care in a private practice setting in southern California.

Education & Training

  • University of Southern California/LACUSC Medical Center
    University of Southern California/LACUSC Medical CenterFellowship, Advanced GI Minimally Invasive Surgery, 1999 - 2000
  • Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine
    Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of MedicineResidency, Surgery, 1993 - 1999
  • Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
    Rutgers New Jersey Medical SchoolClass of 1993

Certifications & Licensure

  • FL State Medical License
    FL State Medical License 2016 - 2020
  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 1999 - 2022
  • VA State Medical License
    VA State Medical License 1999 - 2002
  • GA State Medical License
    GA State Medical License 1999 - 2001
  • American Board of Surgery Surgery

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Regional Top Doctor Castle Connolly, 2014
  • Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 2012
  • Fellow (FACS) American College of Surgeons
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