Dr. Aaron Friedman, MD

Dr. Aaron Friedman, MD

Laryngology  |  
Male  |  
41 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Aaron Friedman, MD is a laryngology doctor who practices in Northbrook, IL. He is 41 years old and has been practicing for 15 years. Dr. Friedman is affiliated with Evanston Hospital and Highland Park Hospital.

NorthShore Medical Group

501 Skokie Blvd

Northbrook, IL 60062
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Care Philosophy

Dr. Friedman founded and directs the <a href="http://www.northshore.org/voice">NorthShore University HealthSystem Voice Center</a>, the only comprehensive Voice Center on the north shore of Chicago that is led by a fellowship-trained laryngologist. Dr. Friedman studied under and was a practice partner of world-renowned laryngeal surgeon, Dr. Steven Zeitels, a pioneer and leader in the field of laryngology, who has operated on such famous voices as those of Adele, Sam Smith, Steven Tyler, and Roger Daltrey. In concert with a <a href="http://www.northshore.org/voice-pathologists">team of voice pathologists</a>, Dr. Friedman brings to Chicago the same state-of-the-art laryngeal treatments that were developed by Dr. Zeitels. Dr. Friedman specializes in <a href="http://www.northshore.org/voice/surgery">surgical</a> and <a href="http://www.northshore.org/voice/office-procedures">office-based</a> laryngeal procedures, including use of the KTP laser.
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Dr. Friedman's Experience

Dr. Friedman's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Laryngology
  • Board certified in Otolaryngology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Laryngology
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Airway Disorders
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Corticobasal Degeneration
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysplasia
  • ENT Cancer
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Loss of Voice or Hoarse Voice
  • Malignant Tumor
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Respiratory Papillomatosis
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spasmodic Dysphonia
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsillitis
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Voice Disorders
  • Wheezing


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  • Botox® Injection
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • ENT Surgery
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Laryngectomy and Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Vocal Cord Surgery
  • Wound Repair

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Uc Berkeley
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1998
  • Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
    Medical School | Graduated 2002
  • Cleveland Clinic
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Cleveland Clinic
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2008
  • Massachusetts General Hospital/Center for Laryngeal Surgery
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2009

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Friedman has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Friedman's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Friedman to family and friends
based on 18 total reviews (10 with comments)
Dr. Friedman's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (10)
I was recommended to meet Dr.Friedman for a sudden loss in voice strength that I experienced and the condition had continued for about 5 months. Dr.Friedman diagnosed my condition and said it is caused by a polyp. He recommended surgery which I did undergo, and my voice is back to normal now. plus points, empathetic, apologizes for being late even by a few minutes (never seen another doc do that), great at his speciality, amicable yet to the point. You want to see him if you have a voice problem
in Park Ridge, IL |
When I was confronted with a polyp & hemorrhaging vocal chords, I knew I needed the best surgeon. I use my voice for a living, so it was critical. I found it in Dr. Friedman. He is nationally recognized & one of the best doctors I've ever had. He was empathetic, an incredible listener, & performed my surgery with a great result. His team of voice therapists were also amazing. I'm back to using my voice professionally, but with better technique and range. I can't recommend him highly enough.
in Schaumburg, IL |
I found Dr. Aaron Friedman to be skillful and highly qualified in helping me with my vocal cord issues. In removing all the plaque and restoring my voice to its normal state. I found him knowledgeable, patient and considerate , along with the latest and newest equipment and approach in working with any ENT problem. I strongly recommend Dr. Aaron to anyone with a ENT situation.
in Addison, IL |
There are no words to explain Dr.Friedman, he's very knowledgeable in his field. I never felt like I was being rushed through my appointments. He took his time explaining every test , procedure and surgery in a language I understood. Always made sure I all my questions answered . His bedside manners are above and beyond any other dr I've been to. He's kind, gentle and compassionate . I highly recommend him. I just wished he was a internal medicine Dr god knows he would be the best out there,
in Glenview Illinois |
Last winter I lost my voice for several months. Dr. Friedman, a premier Laryngeal (Vocal cord) specialist was incredible at helping diagnose and surgically helped me through the process of getting my voice back!! I have severe asthma and take many medications and inhalers which made my vocal cord problem very difficult to treat. Dr. Friedman was wonderful at explaining everything, professional and humble. I am so grateful for his professional expertise and training, and so close to home!!
in Glenview, IL |
I recently had the pleasure of being treated by Dr. Friedman who was able to successfully diagnose a problem I was struggling with over a period of six months. After meeting with several doctors, upon referral I finally was able to meet with Dr. Friedman. With proper treatment, care and voice therapy I was able to bounce back to my normal self. His expertise and kindness is beyond your traditional ENT doctor and I highly recommend his care to anyone facing similar challenges. Best, Lydia S
in Zion, IL. |
Dr. Friedman communicates very well and took the time to listen and answer the questions I had about my surgery. He gave me options and explained them thoroughly. Once I made the choice on a procedure, he told me what to expect and how things would happen every step of way. Everything went very well from pre-surgery to post-surgery recovery. The results have been fantastic.
Mundelein, IL |
I had a wonderful experience with Dr. Friedman. In all honesty, he was the third ENT doctor I saw. He was the only one who diagnosed and treated me properly. I had been having trouble with my throat for 6 months. I had no luck with the other doctors. Dr. Friedman had better equipment and saw the problem within my first visit. I am feeling much better and will not see another doctor about my throat issues again. I will go directly to the to Dr. Friedman.?
in Evanston, IL |
I highly recommend Dr. Friedman .He removed a polyp from my vocal cord.He explains everything in detail. He listens and answers all of your questions.He truly cares about his patients and their well being. He is an excellent surgeon who I totally trust. Lou Avon
in Highland Park, IL |
Dr.Friedman was amazing. He spent a lot of time with me and explained thoroughly everything to me. I had seen another doctor for my problem and wanted a second opinion. He gave me a much better exam and a number of suggestions on how to help with my problem. I would absolutely recommend him! He was truly a 5 star doctor!! Debbi Rosenberg
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Friedman accepts 9 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
    Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Tufts Health Plan
    Tufts PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Friedman has admitting privileges

Evanston Hospital
2650 Ridge Ave
Evanston, IL 60201
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Highland Park Hospital
777 Park Ave W
Highland Park, IL 60035
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