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Terence W. Friedlander


Genitourinary oncologist
Medical oncologist who loves to travel and play tennis

Dr. Terence Friedlander specializes in cancers of the genital and urinary organs, in particular bladder and prostate cancers. His research focuses on understanding the basic biology of these diseases and developing new ways to overcome resistance to treatments.

Friedlander earned his medical degree at New York University School of Medicine and completed a residency in internal medicine at UCSF. He received a Fulbright scholarship in 2006 to study medical ethics, and he completed a fellowship in hematology and oncology at UCSF, when he served as chief fellow. He has also received an American Society of Clinical Oncology Young Investigator Award.

Friedlander is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and American Association for Cancer Research.

  • Education

    New York University School of Medicine, 2003

  • Residencies

    UCSF Medical Center, Internal Medicine, 2006

  • Fellowships

    UCSF Medical Center, Hematology-Oncology, 2010

  • Board Certifications

    Medical Oncology, American Board of Internal Medicine

  • Academic Title

    Associate Professor

  • Languages


With so many new options available for urologic cancers, my hope is that we can harness these treatments to help all our patients.

Where I see patients (2)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    140 Ratings
    About our process
    Mar 17, 2022
    Dr.Friedlander is attentive extremely smart kind and empathetic.
    Feb 15, 2022
    Very good listener very patient with all my concerns. Dr. Friedlander is very very dedicated to the patient and he is never in a rush. Superb knowledge of his field.
    Jan 27, 2022
    He is great! Kind informed skilled caring.
    Jan 13, 2022
    Dr Friedlander has given me confidence to proceed with an exploratory treatment of my condition.
    Jan 08, 2022
    Dr Terry Friedlander is an incredible doctor. There aren't many doctors like him today. One of the best. He really listened took the time to address my questions (and I had a lot of them) and gave straightforward honest empathetic and thorough information. He tells it like it is but goes above and beyond to help weigh the pros and cons of every decision. My cancer is complicated and I'm grateful to have Dr Friedlander on my team!
    Dec 09, 2021
    Dr. Friedlander is one of the easiest care givers to communicate with that I'm fortunate to have. I feel free to discuss almost anything with him and that he respects what I have to offer. What he has to say is very important to me and my health so anything he has to say I receive with the highest regard.
    Aug 05, 2021
    Excellent experience
    Jul 29, 2021
    Still waiting for after office summary of appointment but it has only been 24 hours.
    Jul 03, 2021
    I felt peace of mind after talking to him.
    Jun 23, 2021
    Outstanding professional
    May 04, 2021
    May 04, 2021
    dr. Friedlander is very professional and always conduct himself very well to support his patients
    Mar 25, 2021
    hHe has been. constant source of knowledgesupport nd valuable recommendations during my cancer diagnosis
    Mar 11, 2021
    Dr. Friedlander is an exceptional physician. He is completely current on treatment of bladder cancer. He is a caring person listens well and knows this patient and I assume all his patients. This is not usual. He is an exceptional physician.
    Feb 18, 2021
    Great experience with Dr. Friedlander.
    Jan 08, 2021
    Communications is thorough and caring.
    Dec 24, 2020
    Nov 21, 2020
    Dr. Friedlander is an outstanding doctor!
    Nov 10, 2020
    This was the best experience I've ever had in discussing my health concerns. I'm very impressed with Dr. Friedlander - he studied my records and really listened to what I had to say. I felt he has a genuine interest in treating my illness.
    Nov 05, 2020
    Again I thought Dr Friedlander went out of his way to communicate with me about my newly diagnosed bladder cancer.
    Oct 08, 2020
    Very confident that provider has my best interest in mind and will provide me with the best possible plan for next steps in treatment.
    Aug 27, 2020
    Excellent overall understanding of my health issues and prospects.
    Aug 20, 2020
    Always a great experience at UCSF
    Jun 30, 2020
    Dr. Friedlander is WONDERFUL!
    May 28, 2020
    Excellent temperament and very knowledgeable. Understands stress of a patient with a grim diagnosis.
    May 27, 2020
    My Doctor is Awesome!
    Decorative Caduceus

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