Jason Friedrich, MD
Associate Professor, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

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Medical School:
  • MD, Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine (2006)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, University of Colorado - Boulder (CO) (2001)
Internship:
  • University of Washington Program (2007)
Residency:
  • University of Washington Program, Chief Resident, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (2010)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program, Pain Medicine (2011)
Languages: English
Department: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Professional Titles

  • Attending Physiatrist

Recognition & Awards

  • Golden Goniometer Teaching Award, Department of PM&R (2016)
    Recognizes the best teacher for the department of PM&R.
  • Most Outstanding Resident Award, University of Washington Department of Rehabilitation Medicine (2010)
  • Resident Research Award, University of Washington Department of Rehabilitation Medicine (2010)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Medical Honor Society, Oregon Health and Sciences University (2005)

Teaching

  • Assistant Professor (2014)
    School of Medicine, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Diagnosis and non-operative treatment of spinal disorders, sports medicine and electrodiagnostic medicine
  • Program Director- Pain Medicine Fellowship (2019)
    School of Medicine, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Course Director- Musculoskeletal Medicine (2014)
    School of Medicine, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Associate Professor (2021)
    School of Medicine, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Diagnosis and non-operative treatment of spinal disorders, sports medicine and electrodiagnostic medicine

Publications

  • Friedrich J, Itano EM, Lynn RR. Management of Cardiac Implantable Electrical Devices in Patients Undergoing Radiofrequency Ablation for Spine Pain: Physician Survey and Review of Guidelines. Pain Physician. 2020 Jul;23(4):E335-E342. PubMed PMID: 32709179
  • Akuthota V, Meron AJ, Singh JR, Boimbo S, Laker SR, Brakke Holman R, Sridhar BV, Friedrich J, Sullivan WJ. The utility of magnetic resonance imaging results in physician decision-making before initial lumbar spinal injection. Spine J. 2019 Sep;19(9):1455-1462. PubMed PMID: 31009770
  • Friedrich J, Brakke R, Akuthota V, Sullivan W. Reliability and Practicality of the Core Score: Four Dynamic Core Stability Tests Performed in a Physician Office Setting. Clin J Sport Med. 2017 Jul;27(4):409-414. PubMed PMID: 28653966
  • Laker S, Friedrich J, Stanos SP, Tyburski MD. Management of Chronic Pain. PM R. 2015 Nov;7(11 Suppl):S316-23. PubMed PMID: 26568509

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPMR), Fellow
  • North American Spine Society (NASS), Member

Practice Locations

UCHealth Spine Center - Anschutz Medical Campus
Anschutz Inpatient Pavilion - 1st Floor
12605 E. 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-1980

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Board Certification (2010)
  • Pain Medicine, Board Certification (2011)
  • Sports Medicine, Board Certification (2013)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Spine - Sacroiliac Joint
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles - Arthritis
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles - Back Pain
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles - Hip Injuries and Disorders
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles - Knee Injuries and Disorders
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles - Leg Injuries and Disorders
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles - Neck Disorders and Injuries
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles - Shoulder Injuries and Disorders
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles - Spine Injuries
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles - Sprains and Strains
  • Brain and Nervous System - Spine Diseases and Conditions
  • Wellness and Lifestyle - Exercise and Physical Fitness
  • Rehabilitation Therapy
  • Brain and Nervous System - Trauma / Nerve Injuries
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles - Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles
  • Brain and Nervous System
  • Wellness and Lifestyle
  • Spine
Clinical Interests
My clinical interests include diagnosis and non-operative management of spinal disorders, musculoskeletal injuries and peripheral nerve injuries. When necessary, I may perform electrodiagnostic testing (nerve studies), spinal or other injections to help figure out the source of the problem and to reduce pain, and will provide guidance on therapeutic exercise and rehabilitation. I treat both athletes and non-athletes and individualize treatments with a goal of reducing pain and improving physical function.

Care Philosophy
I believe exercise is medicine and will work with individuals to create treatment plans to improve physical function, whether it be recovery from an acute injury or functioning better despite a chronic condition.

Personal Interests
I thrive when I am outside. You are likely to find me at a park with my family, on a trail hiking, biking, skiing, or camping. I am passionate about family, sports, fitness and good food.

Public Speaking
Yes

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine (2006)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, University of Colorado - Boulder (CO) (2001)
Internships:
  • University of Washington Program (2007)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Washington Program, Chief Resident, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (2010)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program, Pain Medicine (2011)
Languages: English
Department: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
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