Dr. Aaron Friedman, MD

Dr. Aaron Friedman, MD

Laryngology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 41
Dr. Aaron Friedman, MD is a laryngology specialist in Northbrook, IL and has been practicing for 9 years. He graduated from Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons in 2002 and specializes in laryngology and ear, nose, and throat.Read his story

501 Skokie Blvd

Northbrook, IL 60062

Contact Information

(847) 504-3300

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Top Care Areas

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Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Larynx Conditions
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Dr. Friedman's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Friedman "Dr. Friedman, a fellowship-trained laryngologist and laryngeal surgeon, founded and directs the NorthShore University HealthSystem Voice Center, the only comprehensive Voice Center on the north shore of Chicago. He studied under and was subsequently 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."
This content was provided by Dr. Friedman "The mission of Dr. Friedman and the NorthShore University HealthSystem Voice Center is to employ the latest in laryngeal diagnostic and treatment methodologies to help patients with voice disorders through a combination of state-of-the-art medical, surgical, and/or vocal behavior management.  We strive to deliver the same high quality care to both vocal professionals and non-vocal professionals alike."

2  Specialties

  • Laryngology
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

1  Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

11  Conditions Treated

  • Airway Disorders
  • Dysplasia
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Respiratory Papillomatosis
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Voice Disorders

7  Procedures

  • Laryngectomy and Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Vocal Cord Surgery
  • Vocal Fold Medialization Surgery

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
20 total reviews (12 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (20)

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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 (12)

I am so happy that Dr. Friedman was recommended to help me with my quivering vocal cords to restore my strong speaking skills! His knowledge is excellent, his medical awareness and treatment are outstanding. His suggestion to inject botox to the muscles outside my vocal cords has created an...more
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I went to see Dr. Friedman on the advice of my primary doctor. I give Dr. Friedman a 10 out of 10. He explains everything in laymen terms to make make sure you understand it all His bedside manner is the best I ever had from a doctor. After the visit he also gives you ample time to answer all you...more
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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...more
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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, &...more
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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...more
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