Joel Friedlander, DO
Associate Professor, Pediatrics-Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Photo
Medical School:
  • DO, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University (2003)
Graduate School :
  • MA, Midwestern University (AZ) (2003)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, Brandeis University (MA) (1998)
Internship:
  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Program (2004)
Residency:
  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Program, Pediatrics (2006)
Fellowships:
  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Program, Pediatric Gastroenterology (2009)
Languages: English, Hebrew
Department: Pediatrics-Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Recognition & Awards

  • Endoscopy Prize, NASPGHAN, (2015)
    Research Award for research in unsedated nasal endoscopy in pediatric gastroenterology
  • Five Star Award for Patient Care, PRC, (2014)
  • Endoscopy Prize, NASPGHAN, (2009)
  • Teddy Bedrossian Compassionate Care Award, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, (2005)
  • Sigma Sigma Phi Osteopathic Honor Society, Sigma Sigma Phi, (2003)
  • Outstanding Student in Pediatrics, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine, (2003)

Research Interests

My research interest in bioethics tries to improve the interaction and dialogue between doctors and their families so that the alliance between them is stronger during pediatric procedures and medical care. I also am clinically interested in improving pediatric endoscopic procedures and outcomes.

Teaching

  • Associate Professor (2011)
    School of Medicine, Pediatrics
    Pediatric Gastroenterology, Aerodigestive Medicine, Endoscopy, Unsedated Nasal Endoscopy, Bioethics, Medical Informatics, Inflammatory Bowel Disease,

Publications

  • Khalaf RT, Mehta P, Lovell M, Friedlander JA. Esophagitis Dissecans Superficialis Diagnosed by Unsedated Transnasal Esophagoscopy. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2018 Oct 12. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30320667
  • DeBoer EM, Kinder S, Duggar A, Prager JD, Soden J, Deterding RR, Ruiz AG, Jensen EL, Weinman J, Wine T, Fortunato JE, Friedlander JA. Evaluating the yield of gastrointestinal testing in pediatric patients in aerodigestive clinic. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2018 Nov;53(11):1517-1524. PubMed PMID: 30288952
  • Spergel JM, Aceves SS, Kliewer K, Gonsalves N, Chehade M, Wechsler JB, Groetch M, Friedlander J, Dellon ES, Book W, Hirano I, Muir AB, Cianferoni A, Spencer L, Liacouras CA, Cheng E, Kottyan L, Wen T, Platts-Mills T, Rothenberg ME. New developments in patients with eosinophilic gastrointestinal diseases presented at the CEGIR/TIGERS Symposium at the 2018 American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Meeting. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2018 Jul;142(1):48-53. PubMed PMID: 29803797
  • Watt K, Kirschen MP, Friedlander JA. Evaluating the Inpatient Pediatric Ethical Consultation Service. Hosp Pediatr. 2018 Mar;8(3):157-161. PubMed PMID: 29463566
  • Boesch RP, Balakrishnan K, Acra S, Benscoter DT, Cofer SA, Collaco JM, Dahl JP, Daines CL, DeAlarcon A, DeBoer EM, Deterding RR, Friedlander JA, Gold BD, Grothe RM, Hart CK, Kazachkov M, Lefton-Greif MA, Miller CK, Moore PE, Pentiuk S, Peterson-Carmichael S, Piccione J, Prager JD, Putnam PE, Rosen R, Rutter MJ, Ryan MJ, Skinner ML, Torres-Silva C, Wootten CT, Zur KB, Cotton RT, Wood RE. Structure and Functions of Pediatric Aerodigestive Programs: A Consensus Statement. Pediatrics. 2018 Feb 7. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29437862
  • Nguyen N, Furuta GT, Friedlander JA. Videocapsule Endoscopy Identifies Small Bowel Lesions in Patients with Eosinophilic Enteritis. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2017 Sep 1. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28870663
  • Hall CHT, Nguyen N, Furuta GT, Prager J, Deboer E, Deterding R, Menard-Katcher C, Capocelli KE, Kramer RE, Friedlander JA. Unsedated in Office Transgastrostomy Esophagoscopy (TGE) to Monitor Therapy in Pediatric Esophageal Disease. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2017 May 12. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28505050
  • Nguyen N, Furuta GT, Friedlander JA. Videocapsule Endoscopy Identifies Small Bowel Lesions in Patients with Eosinophilic Enteritis. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2017 Sep 1. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28870663
  • Hall CHT, Nguyen N, Furuta GT, Prager J, Deboer E, Deterding R, Menard-Katcher C, Capocelli KE, Kramer RE, Friedlander JA. Unsedated in Office Transgastrostomy Esophagoscopy (TGE) to Monitor Therapy in Pediatric Esophageal Disease. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2017 May 12. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28505050
  • Friedlander JA, Liu QY, Sahn B, Kooros K, Walsh CM, Kramer RE, Lightdale JR, Khlevner J, McOmber M, Kurowski J, Giefer MJ, Pall H, Troendle DM, Utterson EC, Brill H, Zacur GM, Lirio RA, Lerner DG, Reynolds C, Gibbons TE, Wilsey M, Liacouras CA, Fishman DS. NASPGHAN Capsule Endoscopy Clinical Report. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2016 Sep 16. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27642781
  • Friedlander JA, Liu QY, Sahn B, Kooros K, Walsh CM, Kramer RE, Lightdale JR, Khlevner J, McOmber M, Kurowski J, Giefer MJ, Pall H, Troendle DM, Utterson EC, Brill H, Zacur GM, Lirio RA, Lerner DG, Reynolds C, Gibbons TE, Wilsey M, Liacouras CA, Fishman DS. NASPGHAN Capsule Endoscopy Clinical Report. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2016 Sep 16. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27642781
  • Friedlander JA, Brumbaugh DE. Informed Consent for Pediatric Endoscopy. Gastrointest Endosc Clin N Am. 2016 Jan;26(1):35-46. PubMed PMID: 26616895
  • DeBoer EM, Prager JD, Ruiz AG, Jensen EL, Deterding RR, Friedlander JA, Soden J. Multidisciplinary care of children with repaired esophageal atresia and tracheoesophageal fistula. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2015 Sep 30. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26422584
  • Friedlander JA, DeBoer EM, Soden JS, Furuta GT, Menard-Katcher CD, Atkins D, Fleischer DM, Kramer RE, Deterding RR, Capocelli KE, Prager JD. Unsedated transnasal esophagoscopy for monitoring therapy in pediatric eosinophilic esophagitis. Gastrointest Endosc. 2015 Jul 2. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26142551
  • Friedlander JA, Brumbaugh DE. Informed Consent for Pediatric Endoscopy. Gastrointest Endosc Clin N Am. 2016 Jan;26(1):35-46. PubMed PMID: 26616895
  • DeBoer EM, Prager JD, Ruiz AG, Jensen EL, Deterding RR, Friedlander JA, Soden J. Multidisciplinary care of children with repaired esophageal atresia and tracheoesophageal fistula. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2015 Sep 30. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26422584
  • Friedlander JA, DeBoer EM, Soden JS, Furuta GT, Menard-Katcher CD, Atkins D, Fleischer DM, Kramer RE, Deterding RR, Capocelli KE, Prager JD. Unsedated transnasal esophagoscopy for monitoring therapy in pediatric eosinophilic esophagitis. Gastrointest Endosc. 2015 Jul 2. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26142551
  • Kramer RE, Lerner DG, Lin T, Manfredi M, Shah M, Stephen TC, Gibbons TE, Pall H, Sahn B, McOmber M, Zacur G, Friedlander J, Quiros AJ, Fishman DS, Mamula P. Management of Ingested Foreign Bodies in Children: A Clinical Report of the NASPGHAN Endoscopy Committee. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2015 Jan 21. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25611037
  • Fox D, Friedlander JA. Pediatric endoscopic gastrostomy tubes: outcomes that guide decision making. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2014 Jan;58(1):5-6. PubMed PMID: 24135981
  • Fox D, Campagna EJ, Friedlander J, Partrick DA, Rees DI, Kempe A. National trends and outcomes of pediatric gastrostomy tube placement. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2014 Nov;59(5):582-8. PubMed PMID: 24979479
  • Pall H, Zacur GM, Kramer RE, Lirio RA, Manfredi M, Shah M, Stephen TC, Tucker N, Gibbons TE, Sahn B, McOmber M, Friedlander J, Quiros JA, Fishman DS, Mamula P. Bowel preparation for pediatric colonoscopy: report of the NASPGHAN endoscopy and procedures committee. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2014 Sep;59(3):409-16. PubMed PMID: 24897169
  • Puthoor PR, Hoffenberg E, Friedlander J. A Penny's Worth of Advice: Deep Esophageal Injury from a Coin. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2014 Feb 28. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24590218
  • Fox D, Friedlander JA. Pediatric endoscopic gastrostomy tubes: outcomes that guide decision making. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2014 Jan;58(1):5-6. PubMed PMID: 24135981
  • Kirschen MP, Friedlander JA. Grounded for an ethical dilemma: disequilibrium in a commercial airline pilot. Continuum (Minneap Minn). 2012 Oct;18(5 Neuro-otology):1158-62. PubMed PMID: 23042065
  • Friedlander J, Quiros JA, Morgan T, Zhang Z, Tian W, Kehr E, Shackleton DV, Zigman A, Stenzel P. Diagnosis of autoimmune pancreatitis vs neoplasms in children with pancreatic mass and biliary obstruction. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2012 Sep;10(9):1051-5.e1. PubMed PMID: 22732272
  • Friedlander J, Shehab S, Harrison M, Zhang Z. Severe erosive hemorrhagic gastritis in a pediatric patient. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2012 Aug;55(2):119. PubMed PMID: 22197945
View All (26 Total) View Less

Professional Memberships

  • North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, Member
  • American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Member
  • American Osteopathic Association, Member
  • American Soceity for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Member

Practice Locations

Children's Hospital Colorado Parker Campus
9395 Crown Crest Blvd
Parker, CO 80138
720-777-1350

Children's Hospital Colorado
13123 East 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-777-1234

Children's Hospital Colorado South Campus
1811 Plaza Drive
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
720-478-1234

Hospital Affiliation
  • Children's Hospital Colorado
Center Affiliations

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Pediatrics, Board Certification (2006)
  • Pediatric Gastroenterology, Board Certification (2009)
  • Master of Arts in Bioethics, Other (2003)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Digestive System - Gastroenterology (Stomach, Bowel, General GI Problems)
  • Digestive System - Therapeutic Endoscopy
  • Digestive System - Colonoscopy
  • Digestive System - Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD): Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, microscopic colitis
  • Food, Nutrition and Metabolism - Obesity
  • Food, Nutrition and Metabolism - Nutrition
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Dysphagia (Trouble Swallowing)
  • Digestive System - Gastroesophageal Reflux
  • Digestive System
  • Digestive System - Celiac Disease
  • Lungs and Breathing - Lung Disease
  • Lungs and Breathing
  • Genetic Conditions and Testing
  • Symptoms and Manifestations - Breathing Problems
  • Symptoms and Manifestations
  • Symptoms and Manifestations - Cough
  • Symptoms and Manifestations - Heartburn
  • Symptoms and Manifestations - Nausea and Vomiting
  • Complementary and Alternative Therapies
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT)
  • Food, Nutrition and Metabolism
Clinical Interests
I take a special interest in helping individuals with inflammatory bowel disease, reflux, esophagitis, aerodigestive disorders, failure to thrive, and children that need endoscopic procedures performed. My work in bioethics tries to improve the interaction and dialogue between doctors and their families so that the alliance between them is stronger.

Care Philosophy
I believe in providing care for children and their families in an informative and collaborative method. I strive to bring a healing sense of humor and fun to the practice of pediatric gastroenterology.

Personal Interests
In his spare time, Dr J enjoys jogging with his family, making barbecue for the family, computer programming, and playing basketball. When relaxing he is an avid fan of watching baseball and basketball. He also enjoys the sounds of nature while fishing out in the country and on the ocean.

Volunteer Activities
I am dedicated to providing healthcare to children in various environments. I volunteer at overnight summer camps and teach bioethics to the community.

Public Speaking
Yes

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • DO, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University (2003)
Graduate Schools:
  • MA, Midwestern University (AZ) (2003)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, Brandeis University (MA) (1998)
Internships:
  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Program (2004)
Residency Programs:
  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Program, Pediatrics (2006)
Fellowships:
  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Program, Pediatric Gastroenterology (2009)
Languages: English, Hebrew
Department: Pediatrics-Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
;