Dr. Friedman holds the position of Professor of Otolaryngology with Rush University Medical Center and with Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where he is the chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery.
Dr. Michael Friedman completed his pre-medical program at the prestigious Yeshiva University in New York in 1968 and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry. In 1972, he received his Medical Degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine followed by his internship at Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago. From 1973 to 1977 he served his residencies in Surgery and in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Illinois in Chicago and was certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology in 1977.
After completing his second residency, Dr. Friedman started in private practice in the Chicagoland area, where he has gained a highly respected reputation as a sleep specialist in Snoring and Sleep Apnea, and a leading expert in the fields of Ear, Nose & Throat for Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery, Head and Neck Cancer, and Nasal and Sinus Disorders . Over the past 30 years, Dr. Friedman has trained countless surgeons, fellows, residents and medical students and published more than 200 scientific articles. He has co-authored many book chapters and textbooks on snoring, sleep apnea, and thyroid and parathyroid surgery and was editor-in-chief for the past 14 years for Operative Techniques in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, a scientific journal that introduces the most current surgical techniques to the Otolaryngology community.
Dr. Friedman is well known beyond the US borders as an expert on head and neck cancer, endoscopic sinus surgery, thyroid and parathyroid surgery, and sleep disorders. He is a member of 13 professional societies and gives lectures frequently in countries all over the world. He is the recipient of multiple prestigious awards including the highest honor awarded by the Triologic Society. He has also been listed on America’s Top Doctors for the past thirteen years consecutively.
Today, Dr. Michael Friedman is the Medical Director of Chicago ENT, one of the country’s top Ear, Nose & Throat specialty centers, which the world-renowned otolaryngologist opened more than 30 years ago. There they treat patients for a variety of ENT-related issues, ranging from newborns through adulthood, minor health problems suc