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David J. Friedman MD, FACS

David J. Friedman MD, FACS

(575) 538-4187
Primary Specialties
  • General Surgery
     (Board Certified)
Practice Started
November 1, 2014
Primary Office
Gila Surgical Services
1280 East 32nd St. ( in the La MontaƱa Plaza)
Silver City, NM 88061
(575) 388-0282
Tuesdays and Thursdays
10:00am - 4:00pm
Weekend Hours:

Experience & Education

Other Specialties/Certifications
American Board of Surgery
National Board of Medical Examiners
American College of Surgeons, Fellow
Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons
Surgical Care and Outcomes Assessment Program (SCOAP), Advisory Board Member
Tri-County Blood Bank, Governing Board Member, San Luis Obispo, Ventura and Santa Barbara, CA
Doctorate of Medicine from Tufts University in Boston
Surgical residency at Marshall University School of Medicine in Huntington, West Virginia

University of Washington, Preceptor, Rural Health Service Program
University of New Mexico, Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery
Tufts University School of Medicine, Clinical Instructor in Surgery
KBR Service Award, CHS Service Award, Iraq Medical Service Commendation Medal, U.S. Air Force Quality Assurance Provider Award, Vandenberg Air Force Base Hospital Isolated Hardship Service Award, U.S. Public Health Service Doctor of the Year, Readers Choice Award, Astoria, OR

Physician Bio

Dr. Friedman has been a board-certified surgeon for 27 years. He brings to Silver City a wealth of knowledge and expertise in his area of specialty.

Dr. Friedman grew up in Larchmont, New York, just 25 miles north of New York City. He received his Doctorate of Medicine from Tufts University in Boston and completed from his surgical residency at Marshall University School of Medicine in Huntington, West Virginia in 1988. Through a stipend program with the U.S. Public Health Service, he worked for the service's hospital in Boston, MA and then went on to serve at the Indian Medical Center in Gallup, NM, where he first fell in love with our beautiful state.

His surgical journey brought him to places like Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, where he served as Chief of Surgery, earning him a Commendation Medal from the U.S. Air Force. Dr. Friedman practiced general surgery in the State of Massachusetts for many years, as well as within New Mexico hospital systems in Las Cruces and Albuquerque. Dr. Friedman completed short stints in Arizona and the State of Washington before returning to New Mexico. Dr. Friedman also supported the stabilization efforts of Desert Storm in Kirkuk, Iraq as the Hospital Head and General and Trauma Surgeon at the US Dept. of State Diplomatic Support Hospitals in Baghdad, Tikrit and Basra.

Dr. Friedman has enjoyed teaching and holds many faculty appointments across our country. Dr. Friedman spent the last year in our community as a locum tenens surgeon where he has been highly regarded by our caregivers and patients.

Areas of Interest

Dr. Friedman enjoys travel, art, historical novels and looks forward to discovering the Gila wilderness.