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Michael Eric Friduss


Head and neck surgeon
Dabbler in the fine arts and long-distance runner

About me

Cisgender man

Pronouns: He | Him | His

Dr. Michael Eric Friduss is an otolaryngologist. He cares for patients who need general head and neck surgery, procedures involving the thyroid or parathyroid glands, and facial plastic surgery. With every patient, his emphasis is on providing kind, compassionate care.

Friduss' recent research focuses on treating hypercalcemia (excess calcium in the blood), which can be caused by overactive parathyroid glands (small glands that sit behind the thyroid glands in the neck and secrete a hormone that regulates calcium).

Friduss earned his medical degree at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. He completed a residency in otolaryngology – head and neck surgery at the University of California, Los Angeles.

In his free time, Friduss enjoys long-distance running and taking fine arts classes. He has completed 15 marathons on six continents, including the 2021 San Francisco Marathon, which he did with his daughter and niece.

  • Education

    University of Illinois College of Medicine, MD, 1983

  • Residencies

    UCLA, Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, 1989

The Talmud teaches that whoever saves a single life is considered to have saved the whole world.

Where I see patients (2)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    112 Ratings
    About our process
    Nov 29, 2023
    Excellent doctor!
    Nov 28, 2023
    One of my most favorite doctors ever
    Oct 24, 2023
    Dr. Friduss made me feel so comfortable and he explained everything so well. A very concerned and gentle physician
    Oct 18, 2023
    I haven't felt that well cared for in a long time.
    Sep 27, 2023
    Excellent care!
    Sep 26, 2023
    Dr. Friduss is the kindest most thoughtful and attentive doctor I've ever met. I felt truly understood and cared for.
    Sep 06, 2023
    Dr. Michael Friduss is amazing! I have worked at a level 1 trauma center for 25 years and have been around many doctors and clinical staff. I guess you expect your doctor to be able to diagnose and provide treatment but what really does it is when they are also able to communicate with such empathy patience and clarity. This is the first time I met Dr. Friduss and it was so evident from the very beginning of my visit how much he enjoys caring and treating his patients. I left with complete knowledge of what is going on with me. It was like I was In class and enjoyed every minute of my visit. I don't usually do many reviews but it would not be fair to not give Dr. Friduss an amazing review. I am so grateful and lucky that I got a referral to his office and that he is my doctor.
    Aug 30, 2023
    Dr. Friduss shows such care and attention to even the more minute issues or worries I have had. He and his team worked with me and my (awful) insurance company who up to the night before my surgery had delayed the approval.
    Aug 11, 2023
    Dr. Friduss is fantastic!
    Jul 18, 2023
    God created a kind-hearted a caring delicate compassionate and brilliant physician to help this world a better place to live with good health. I am very blessed to be his patient.
    Jun 28, 2023
    One of the best doctors I have had.
    Jun 21, 2023
    So great!
    May 24, 2023
    Dr Friduss is the best doctor I have ever had in all the years I have been seeing doctors. He is the most kindest doctor. He cares so much about my well being and I feel so valued as a patient. I wish all my doctors were like Dr Friduss he makes you feel so cared for and I trust him 100% with my health. I can't thank him enough for his gentleness with all my issues and his sincerity. He is absolutely the very best! The Top Doctor in all of California!
    May 17, 2023
    Dr. Friduss was terrific- He was knowledgeable caring and compassionate one of the best physicians I have ever seen in my life
    May 17, 2023
    He's one of the greatest and most caring doctors I've ever met. Thanks Dr. Friduss for being so kind!
    May 09, 2023
    Very nice and pleasant
    May 04, 2023
    Dr is pretty amazing!!
    Mar 22, 2023
    Dr. Friduss is an amazing doctor! Fantastic bed side manner. Listens and shows support and wants to fix the problem. Highly recommend him.
    Feb 22, 2023
    Excellent doctor. Kind professional excellent!
    Feb 14, 2023
    Dr. Friduss has the best bedside manners.Very friendly and detailed. He was very thorough with his examination and explanation. I highly recommend him. Great doctor!
    Jan 25, 2023
    I felt comfortable in his care.
    Jan 09, 2023
    Dr Friduss is one of the kindest most gentle most caring doctors I have ever had! He is just wonderful!
    Jan 09, 2023
    I am very grateful that I saw Dr Friduss and now know what the next steps are to treat my health issue.
    Dec 27, 2022
    Dr. Friduss forgot to wear his mask for most of the appointment.
    Dec 02, 2022
    The doctor was great he was always professional and friendly.
    Nov 23, 2022
    Wonderful kind and informative Best bedside manner Highly intelligent and caring Would definitely recommend him to everyone
    Nov 01, 2022
    The doctor was GREAT!!!!!
    Oct 21, 2022
    Amazing staff and doctor. They were very helpful and kind
    Oct 11, 2022
    Dr Friduss was EXCEPTIONAL!! The nicest and kindest MD I've met in a long time. He started by apologizing and appreciating how far I had to come for the appt. That shows me he looked at my chart before entering the room which doesn't seem to happen these days. And he never seemed rushed. He was calm attentive and knowledgeable. He was worth the drive!!
    Sep 28, 2022
    Dr. Friduss is very professional with high expertise. He is great asset for patients and UCSF . I highly recommend him .
    Aug 31, 2022
    Dr. Michael Friduss is the best doctor I have ever seen.
    Aug 24, 2022
    Great overall care!
    Aug 11, 2022
    First time I visited this doctor he was very professional and nice. Put me at ease.
    Aug 11, 2022
    Outstanding performance by Dr. Michael Friduss
    Mar 04, 2022
    He's simply the best. Being an African American women care giving can be bad sometimes. Only a few times at UCSF with one doctor was it ever suspect but never with Dr Friduss. I felt like a member of his own family. The care and concern and friendliness follow up and professionalism this kind soul showed was incredible . This man gave outstanding service. He even made an appointment in between other surgeries to suction my nose a few days after surgery to make sure I was in optimal comfort that I could be in. Do thank him again for me and my entire family. We Love Dr. Friduss.