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Jonathan Friedstat

Jonathan S. Friedstat, MD

  • General Surgery
Languages Spoken:
  • English

Jonathan Friedstat, M.D., MPH, has always liked challenges and teamwork since he was a wrestler in high school and college. Those qualities are also what drew him into surgery, and specifically into burns. Much like he enjoyed pushing himself in athletics, he did the same in his career, accumulating a unique skill set to treat children in need and also solve difficult problems. The combination of general surgery, plastic surgery, critical care and microsurgery allow him to see solutions to problems from multiple perspectives. He is also passionate about improving burn care through research.

Coming to Shriners Children's was a natural decision given its reputation in burn care and affiliation with Massachusetts General Hospital. What Dr. Friedstat most admired about the program, was that it was dedicated to burn victims from the New England area, the greater United States and internationally. Shriners Children's wide reach is particularly meaningful to him because it's a chance to help children and make a difference in their lives. So to be a part of that process and give patients a chance they may not have had, makes working at Shriners Children's so special. The staff also shares in the commitment to help patients and their families through tough times, which is incredibly rewarding for Dr. Friedstat.

While he has lived all over the United States for training, Boston has become a home to him, which is great because of its closer proximity to Chicago where he grew up. In his free time, Dr. Friedstat enjoys learning new things, exploring the outdoors and working on photography.

Pediatric Care


More About Me

Board Certifications
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery - General
  • American Board of Surgery, Surgery Critical Care, Surgical Critical Care
  • American Board of Surgery, General Surgery, Surgery - General
Education and Training

Medical Education
University of Illinois

University of Washington

University of Washington-General Surgery
United States of America

Massachusetts General Hospital

University of North Carolina - Plastic Surgery

MD Anderson Cancer Center - Microsurgery Fellowship

Graduate School
Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health - MPH

Academic Positions and Locations

Harvard Medical School
Associate Professor

Leadership and Memberships
  • American Burn Association
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
Editorial Positions
  • Journal of Burn Care and Research
  • Burns
  • Annals of Surgery
  • Annals of Plastic Surgery
  • Journal of Trauma


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