About Dr. Friedman

BGheadshoteditedDr. Howard E. Friedman is a podiatrist and board-certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery through 2028.  He became a fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons in 2000.

Dr. Friedman is on staff at Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern, NY. The office serves patients around the Rockland County region including Airmont, Nanuet, Nyack, Monsey, New City, Spring Valley, Suffern, Sloatsburg, Tuxedo and Bergen County including Mahwah, NJ. The office also has patients who travel from Teaneck and Passaic, NJ as well as from Westchester, NY.

He graduated from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine in 1994 and completed his residency training in foot surgery in 1996 and served as chief resident. He was an instructor and assistant professor in the Department of Surgery at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine from 1996-2000. He was a member of the Good Samaritan Hospital Wound and Hyperbaric Institute for many years.

Dr. Friedman has been treating patients in his office in Suffern, NY full-time since June 2000. He treats children and adults focusing on non-surgical care. Patients range in age from infants to over 100 years old.

Dr. Friedman received an acknowledgement in the book The Ultimate Hiker’s Gear Guide published by National Geographic in March 2012 for his pre-publication review of the chapter on footwear.  Dr. Friedman was quoted in the Reader’s Digest publication Thehealthy.com in 2021 and in Prevention.com in March 2018. He has written frequently on the topics of foot care, orthotics and shoe and boot selection for hikers and backpackers. His articles have appeared in the Trail Walker, the official publication of the NY-NJ Trail Conference, www.nynjtc.org  – as well as Backpackinglight.com.  Dr. Friedman published a peer-reviewed double blind study on the topic of local anesthesia in the Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association. He also authored an article on the topic of toe surgery for Podiatry Management magazine and lectured on the topics of bunion and hammertoe surgery and wound care.

He enjoys running, has completed 5 half marathons, several 5-K trail and road races.  He has hiked extensively in northern New Jersey, Harriman State Park and the Catskills. Dr. Friedman served as a volunteer trail maintainer for the NY/NJ Trail Conference for close to a decade and he founded and was the advisor for the Outdoors Club at the Torah Academy of Bergen County boys high school, where he was also a member of the board of directors for five years.