1973-1977 Bachelor of Science, Adelphi University, Garden City, NY
1977-198l Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury, NY
Post Graduate Training:
Internship: Flexible, Metropolitan Hospital. 1981-1982
Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery. Metropolitan Hospital. 1982-1986.
Fellowship: Hand Surgery. Thomas Jefferson University Hand Center. Jul.1986-Jan.1987.
Post-Fellowship: Thomas Jefferson University Hand Center, Dr. James Hunter, Dr. Stephan Whitenack 10/22/93-2/95
Surgery/Treatment Thoracic Outlet Syndrome/Brachial Plexus Injury
The University of Pennsylvania
Hand Surgery – Dr. Osterman, Dr. Bora
Joint Replacement Surgery – Dr. Lotke and Dr. Steinberg
Arthroscopic Surgery, Dr. J. Joyce
ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY American Osteopathic Association March 5, 1990
Fellow, American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopaedics
Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
Complex Nerve Injury
Alternative Treatments for Nerve Pain
Hospital Staff Appointments:
Suburban Community Hospital
2701 DeKalb Pike
Norristown, PA 1940l
Einstein Medical Center Montgomery EMCM
559 W Germantown Pike
East Norriton, Pa 19403
Suburban General Hospital, Active Teaching Staff – Orthopaedic and Hand Surgery
Responsible for teaching of residents, interns and students. July 1990- present
Crozer-Chester Medical Center â€“ Springfield Division, Active Attending Teacher Staff
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Clinical Assistant Professor.
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Division of Orthopedic Surgery â€“ Hand Surgery 06/2000- present
4150 City Avenue, Philadelphia, PA
New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, Clinical Assistant Professor,
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery 06/2000 – present
Old Westbury, NY
Additional Clinical Experience and Training:
Biofeedback and Pain Management Program . Montgomery County Hand Center. Director and Chief Physician.
1989- 1997. One of the first programs of its kind developed to the specific use of relaxation techniques, self- hypnosis and pain awareness for the treatment of upper extremity nerve injury.
Therapy Program. The Upper Extremity Institute. Director and Chief Physician. 1995 â€“ Present. Incorporating relaxation techniques, massage, reflexology, tai chi and standard therapies for the treatment of upper extremity nerve injury and pain syndromes.
Clinical Program. Upper Extremity Institute. Director. Incorporation of Tai Chi and Martial Arts training in movement therapy and body self-regulation of spasticity, pain syndromes and psycho — muscular coordination. Extensive training and background in movement therapies such as tai chi, martial arts and Kenpo martial arts.
Direct Preceptorship and One-on-One Clinical Training. Master course in Self- Hypnosis under the supervision of
Dr. Shainline, William.
Dr. Rossman. Dr. Bressler. Utilization of Guided Imagery Course.
Osteopathic Manipulative Training. Incorporating muscle energy and relaxation techniques as well as direct hands-on as well as verbal techniques to induce muscular relaxation and decreased spasticity with alleviation of pain and musculoskeletal dysfunction.
The Upper Extremity Institute Pain Management and Neuromusculoskelatal Reeducation Program. Director and Chief Physician.
The use of Ultrasound, Dynamic Ultrasound, and Invasive Ultrasound for diagnosis, conservative and operative treatment of Orthopaedic and Upper Extremity Injury and Nerve Disorders. Thomas Jefferson University. Sonosite.
Lectures & Appearances :
â€œHand Trauma in the Military.â€ Willow Grove Air Force Base Medical Personnel.
â€œCommon Injuries in Aerobics and Training for Aerobic Instructors.â€ International Sports Medicine Associations. May.1987.
â€œCompression Neuropathies in the Upper Extremities.â€ Family Practice Staff. Metropolitan Hospital. Oct.1987.
â€œCompression Neuropathies in the Upper Extremities.â€ Annual Clinical Assembly for Orthopaedic Specialists. 25 Oct.1988.
â€œHand Surgery.â€ House Staff at Suburban General Hospital. 27 Apr.1987. Lecture.
â€œPhysical Exam of Hand, Common Disorders.â€ Suburban General Hospital. 5 May.1989. Lecture.
“Compression Neuropathy Secondary to Tumors in the Wrist.” Thomas Jefferson University Hand Society. 20 Oct.1989.
“Implants in the Hand.” Suburban General Hospital Operating Room Personnel. 23 Oct.1989.
“You Can Play Golf and Crochet in Senior Years without Pain.” Eldermed Association: Common upper extremity problems. 26 Oct.1989.
â€œHands, Rheumatoid Hands.â€ Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. 28 Nov. 1989.
â€œSurgical Management of Hand and Upper Extremity Trauma.â€ Operating Room Nurses Association. 8 Mar.1990.
â€œHand Emergencies.â€ Suburban General Hospital Physician Staff. 13 Jul.1990.
â€œArthroscopic Repairs of TFCC Tears in the Wrist â€“ A Preliminary Report on our Experience.â€
Thomas Jefferson University. 20 Oct.1990.
â€œCare of the Pediatric Patient in Traumatic Upper Extremity Injuries.â€ Suburban General Hospital Nursing Staff.
â€œHand Surgery in the Nineties- New Advances.â€ Suburban General Hospital Board and Faculty. 18 Dec.1990.
â€œEvaluation of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Patient.â€ Suburban General Hospital Podiatric and Medical/Surgical Nurses.
â€œOrthopaedic Emergencies and Upper Trauma.â€ Suburban General Hospital House Staff. 29 Jul.1991.
â€œSynovitis, Joint Injections and Arthroscopic Surgery in the Upper Extremities.â€ 16th Annual Convention.
Pennsylvania Osteopathic General Practitioner Society. Hershey, Pennsylvania. 9 Aug.1991.
â€œDupuytrenâ€™s Disease: Pathophysiology and Surgical Treatment.â€ Symposium on Surgery and Rehabilitation of the Hand. Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University. 17-20 Mar.1992.
â€œManagement of Difficult Fractures of the Hand and Wrist, Surgical and Non-Surgical Treatment.â€
Symposium on Surgery and Rehabilitation. Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University.
â€œNew Horizons on the Long Term Treatment of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome: Surgical and Non-Surgical Management.â€
9th Annual Meeting of the Jefferson Hand Society. Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
â€œNerve Compression Syndromes â€“ and Chronic. Diagnosis, Treatment and Long-Term Management.â€
Harleysville Insurance Company Staff. 10 May.1993.
â€œEndoscopic Median Nerve Decompression: A Modified Technique.â€ Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.
“Transverse Endoscopic Median Nerve Decompression at the Wrist – A New Technique.” Thomas Jefferson University.
“The Role of Implant Surgery in the Wrist.” Annual Clinical Assembly of Osteopathic Specialists. 26 Sept.1994.
“Arthritis of the Hand, Wrist and Elbow, Surgical and Non-Surgical Treatment.” Annual Clinical Assembly of Osteopathic- Specialists. Panel member for presentation with Louis Millender, M.D. Boston, Massachusetts. 26 Sept.1994.
â€œSubmuscular Transposition of the Ulnar Nerve at the Elbow.” Thomas Jefferson University. 12 Nov.1994
â€œUlnar Neuropathy: Diagnosis, Treatment and New Horizons in Surgical Techniques.â€ Norristown, Pennsylvania. 21 Feb.1995.
â€œThe Anatomy and Physiology of the Nerves in the Upper Extremities and their Applications in the Practice of the Martial Arts.” 26 Apr.1995.
“Hand, Upper Extremity and Orthopaedic Consultation: What is Reasonable and Necessary, but Most Important, What Is Good Medical Care?” American Association of Peer Review. 3 May.1995.
“Thoracic Outlet Syndrome vs. Pain Syndromes: Where Are We Conservatively and Operatively in 1995?” Thomas Jefferson University. 21 Oct.1995.
“Cumulative Trauma Disorders: Etiology, Treatment and Prevention, A New Approach.” Philadelphia Electric Company. Berwyn, Pennsylvania. 29 Mar.1996.
“Opponensplasty, Concepts and Technique.â€ American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery. San Diego, California. 19 Oct.1996.
â€œTendon Transfers.” American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery. Panel member for presentation with Dr.Hunter and Dr. Schneider. San Diego, California. 19 Oct.1996.
“Thoracic Outlet Syndrome.” Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Grand Rounds.
â€œThe Use of Muscle Ultrasound for Diagnosis and Treatment of Upper Extremity Disorders.â€ Amelia Island, Florida.
â€œImpairment and Act 57: A Surgeonâ€™s Concept of Coordinated Disability Care.” Worker’s Compensation Seminar. Disability. 17 Oct.1997.
“The Surgeon’s Role in Evaluating and Treating Patients with Upper Extremity Nerve Injuries.” Thomas Jefferson University. 24 Oct.1997.
“Carpal Tunnel and Other Chronic Pain.” Community Event Seminar. Suburban General Hospital. 20 Jan.1998.
Symposium -WWDB Radio Health Fair – Panel on nerve problems and carpal tunnel. 18-19 Apr.1998.
â€œConservative Care of Upper Extremity Problems from Thoracic Outlet Syndrome to Carpal Tunnel.â€ Health Talk Across America. Guest Speaker with Dr. Brian McDonough. May.1998.
â€œPain, Nerves, and Carpal Tunnel.â€ Montgomeryville, Pennsylvania. 13 Jun.1998. Lecture.
â€œCarpal Tunnel, Nerve Pain and Alternative Medicine.â€ Springfield, Delaware County, Pennsylvania. 29 Jul.1998.
â€œCumulative Trauma Problems and Carpal Tunnel in the Adolescent Population.â€ Producer Tracy Evans. 7 Aug.1998. Television Interview.
â€œAlternative and Surgical Treatment of Carpal Tunnel and Nerve Problems.â€ Channel 6 News Health Segment with Anita Brikmann. 25 Aug.1998. Television Interview.
â€œA New Treatment Program for the Management of Carpal Tunnel and Nerve Pain.â€ BC TV, Berks Community Television. 14 Aug,1998. Television Interview.
â€œOccupational Hazards and Prevention Management for Carpal Tunnel, Cumulative Trauma and Work Injuries.â€ Merck and Company. Lansdale, Pennsylvania. 10 Sept.1998.
â€œConquering Pain and Carpal Tunnel.â€ Berks County Association of Occupational Nurses. Reading Community College. Reading, Pennsylvania. 17 Sept.1998.
â€œA New Treatment Program for the Management of Carpal Tunnel and Nerve Pain.â€ Reading Inn, Reading, Pennsylvania. 17 Sept.1998.
â€œConquering Pain and Carpal Tunnel â€“ The Alternatives.â€ The Mayorâ€™s Health Symposium: A Daylong Series of Lectures on Surgical and Alternative Treatments for Carpal Tunnel and Nerve Pain Including Featured Lecture and Panel Discussions. Director and Coordinator of Conference. 3 Oct.1998.
â€œOperative Results in the Treatment of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome.â€ Thomas Jefferson University. 24 Oct.1998.
â€œPain and Nerve Disorders, A Treatment Regimen for Healing Without the Need for Surgery.â€ Doylestown, Pennsylvania.
â€œAlternative Treatments For Nerve Problems and Carpal Tunnel – A Different Approach To Life.â€ Canyon Ranch. Tucson, Arizona. 15 Jan.1999.
â€œThe Industrial Hygienistâ€™s Approach to Carpal Tunnel and Thoracic Outlet Syndrome â€“ Applied Ergonomics and Understanding.â€ The Philadelphia Section of the American Industrial Hygiene Association. Hilton Hotel. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 10 Mar.1999.
â€œNerve Pain, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and Carpal Tunnel â€“ Alternative Care.â€ Encore Books. Newtown, Pennsylvania. 21 Apr.1999.
â€œThe Other End of the Carpal Tunnel-Thoracic Outlet and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.â€ Temple University and St. Francis Medical Center. Wilmington, Delaware. 27 Apr.1999. Medical Staff.
â€œChallenges of Pain Management: Thoracic Outlet Syndrome.â€ Greater Philadelphia Pain Society. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 21 May.1999. Chairperson and Keynote Speaker.
â€œRepetitive Strain, Carpal Tunnel Treatment Alternatives.â€ Doylestown, Pennsylvania. 18 Mar.2000.
â€œComplimentary Treatment for Reparative Strain, Carpal Tunnel & Thoracic Outlet Syndrome.â€ Atlantic City Convention Center Effective Health Fair. 26 Aug.2000.
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Community Health Lecture. 2 Oct.2000.
â€œThe Role of Integrative Medicine in the Treatment Of Nerve Pain and Musculoskeletal Injury.â€ Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Integrative Medical Program. 1 Mar.2001.
â€œCarpal Tunnel and Repetitive Strain Injury, Understanding and Treatment.â€ The Deborah Ray Health Talk Radio Show. 12 Jul.2001.
â€œCoping with Carpal Tunnel and Repetitive Strain Injury.â€ WEBMD. 6 Aug.2001. Invited Guest Host of Educational Internet Program.
â€œTreatment Options for Failed Carpal Tunnel and Thoracic Outlet Surgery.â€ Eighteenth Annual Meeting of the Jefferson Hand Club. Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. 10 Nov.2001.
â€œCarpal Tunnel and Nerve Injury and Repetitive Strain Injury Conservative and Operative Treatment Options.â€ WHAT Radio. The Mary Mason Show. 24 Jan.2004.
â€œWork injury and Rehabilitation of the Injured Worker.â€ Philadelphia Area Project on Occupational Safety and Health (Philaposh). 30 May.2002.
â€œStandard and Alternative Treatments for Repetitive Strain Injury and Orthopaedic Injuries.â€ Barnes and Noble.
17 Jul.2002. Invited Author and Speaker.
â€œHand Surgery Section Repetitive Strain Injury, Median Ulnar and Radial Nerve Surgery and Optional Treatments.â€ 75th Annual Clinical Assembly. American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopaedics. Orlando, Florida. 20-22 Sept.2002. Chairperson and Keynote Speaker.
â€œThe Surgical Treatment of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome.â€ Orlando, Florida. 22 Sept.2002.
â€œConditioning and Avoiding Injury in Menâ€™s and Womenâ€™s Competitive Gymnastics.â€ Gymnastics Coaches Seminar. Media, Pennsylvania. 13 Nov.2003.
â€œThomas Jefferson University Ten Year Follow-up on Anterior Submuscular Transposition of the Ulnar Nerve at the Elbow with the Mitek Bone Anchor for the Treatment of Ulnar Neuropathy and Thoracic Outlet Syndrome.â€ 20th Annual Meeting of the Jefferson Hand Club. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 15 Nov.2003
â€œThe Fried Technique: For Anterior Submuscular Transposition of the Ulnar Nerve at the Elbow with the Mitek Bone Suture Anchor.â€ American Association of Hand Surgery, Annual Meeting. Palm Springs, California. 16 Jan.2004.
â€œA New Device for Upper Extremity Stabilization And Progressive Motion â€“ The EZ Arm Immobilizer.â€ Thomas Jefferson University. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 20 Nov.2004.
â€œThe Ergo Shoulder System and Abduction Pillow â€“ The First Immobilization Device Designed to help Prevent Frozen Shoulder â€“ Anatomy, Use and Application.â€ Marriot Hotel in Plymouth Meeting. Philadelphia Pennsylvania.
â€œA Surgeonâ€™s Perspective and Experience with Hypnosis for Nerve Injury and Surgeryâ€ The Greater Philadelphia Society of Clinical Hypnosis. Roxborough Memorial Hospital. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.13 Sept.2006.
â€œThe Use of Medical Self Hypnosis in the Treatment of Neuropathic Pain: A Surgeonâ€™s Perspective.â€ Integrative Medicine Grand Rounds. Thomas Jefferson University. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 14 Dec.2007.
â€œThe Use of Medical Self Hypnosis in the Treatment of Neuropathic Pain â€“ A Surgeonâ€™s Perspective.â€ The 2008 Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis in Chicago. Chicago, Illinois. 10 Mar.2008.
The Yoga Research Society and Jefferson-Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University â€“ Healing Without Surgery ; Understanding Nerve Injury and Medical Self Hypnosis. 18 May.2008.
Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis 59th Annual Workshops and Scientific Program Clinical Instructor- Teaching Hypnosis. King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. 22-26 Oct.2008. Siegel, Bernie. MD. Thomas Jefferson University Hope, Humor, Hypnosis and the Art of Healing. Thomas Jefferson – Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 9 May.2009. Meeting Coordinator and Introductory Speaker for Dr. Siegel.
â€œThe Physiology of Hypnosis â€“ Medical Applications.â€ The Greater Philadelphia Society of Clinical Hypnosis Thomas Jefferson University. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 17 Aug.2009. Clinical Instructor. Faculty.
â€œThe Use of Medical Self – Hypnosis for Surgery and Back Pain.â€ Annual Meeting of the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics in Conjunction with the AOA’s 115th Osteopathic Medical Conference & Exposition: Unified Moscone Convention Center. San Francisco, California. 24 Oct.2010.
â€œThe Use of Medical Self-Hypnosis for the treatment of Peri-Operative Brachial Plexus Pain and Sleep Disturbance.â€ The American Society for Peripheral Nerve/American Association of Hand Surgery. Poster Presentation Session. Cancun, Mexico. 14 Jan.2011.
â€œThe Use of Medical Hypnosis for Surgery, Perioperative Pain and Sleep Dysfunction.â€ The American Society for Clinical Hypnosis National Meeting: 53rd Annual Scientific Meeting &Â Workshops Half Day Workshop and Presentation. Las Vegas, Nevada. 7 Mar.2011.
â€œThe Use Of Medical Hypnosis For Surgery And Peri-Operative Pain.â€ Magee Rehabilitation Hospital. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 24 Apr.2012.
The American Society for Clinical Hypnosis National Meeting Hypnotic Interventions To Optimize The Surgical Experience â€“ Partnering Patient, Surgeon And Therapist. Louisville Kentucky. 18 Mar.2013.
â€œTHE USE OF ULTRASOUND FOR DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF UPPER EXTREMITY DISORDERS.â€ AOAO 55th Postgraduate Seminar. 17 Apr.2015.
â€œSurgical Applications of Integrating Medicine, Surgery and Hypnosis.â€ Roxborough Memorial Hospital. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 6 Mar.2016.
Papers and Studies – Past and in Progress :
- Dynamic Neuromusculoskelatal Ultrasound Documentation of Brachial
- Plexus/Thoracic Outlet Compression During Elevated Arm StressTesting
- Dynamic Supination Testing for the Validation of Radial Nerve Compression in the Forearm
- Avascular Necrosis of the Hip Following the Use of Corticosteroids.
- Pipette and Glass Injuries of the Hand
- Arthroscopic Meniscectomy: Are All Tears the Same?
- Deep Venous Thrombosis: A Case Report, A Case Controversy
- Fractures of the Tibia Shaft, A Retrospective Commentary
- Arthroscopic Repair of TFCC Tears in the Wrist – A Preliminary Report on our Experience
- Kenpo Therapy – A Unique Application of the Martial Arts
- Motherhood, Carpal Tunnel and You
- Endoscopically Assisted Median Nerve Decompression at The Wrist
- Biofeedback in the Management of Upper Extremity Neuropathies
- Multimodal Biofeedback Therapy for the Management of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
- The Differential Diagnosis and Surgical Treatment of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
- The Role of Implant Surgery in the Wrist
- Tendon Transfers for Opponensplasty
- Ultrasound Guided Neurolysis of the Median Nerve at the Carpal Tunnel
- Dynamic Supination Testing for the Validation of Radial Nerve Compression in the Forearm
- Dynamic Fist, Pinch and Wrist Posture Testing for the Validation of Median Nerve Compression at the Carpal
Title: “Endoscopic Decompression of the Median Nerve at the Wrist.” Annual Clinical Assembly of the AAOS. San Francisco, California. 1 Nov.1993.
Title: “Anterior Submuscular Transposition of the Ulnar Nerve at the Elbow with Use of the Mite Bone Suture Anchor.” Annual Clinical Assembly of Osteopathic Specialists. Atlanta, Georgia. 22 Sept.1997.
Handy Thoughts Newsletter: Editor and Chief Writer. A Semi-Annual Educational Publication on Hand and Upper Extremity Problems.
â€œLive Long, Pain Free and Prosper â€“ A Newsletter for Living My Fatherâ€™s Secret Editor and Author.â€
â€œDiagnosis and Treatment of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome.â€ Case and Comment: Patient Care Magazine
Alternative Healthcare Management.
The Newsmagazine of Non-Traditional Medicine.
Success without Surgery. May.1999.
Massage Therapy in Pain Management. Sept.1999.
Healing through Relaxation. Nov.1999
Dr. Weil, Andrew. â€œIssue Natural Relief for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.â€ Self Healing Magazine. Nov.2006. Interviewed Contributor.
Fried, Scott M. Light at the End of the Carpal Tunnel. A Guide to Understanding and Relief from the Pain of Nerve Problems. Healing Books. 1998.
Fried, Scott M. The Carpal Tunnel Help Book. Self-Healing Alternatives for Carpal Tunnel And Other Repetitive Strain Injuries.
Fried, Scott M. A Surgeonâ€™s Self-Hypnosis Healing Solution â€“ My Fatherâ€™s Secret. Healing Books. Doctor-in-the-House, Inc. 2009.
Companies and Products :
Doctor-in-the-House – President and Chief Inventor.
A company dedicated to invention, clinically testing and supplying home health care and orthopedic products to allow self and home treatment of injury and disease.
Societies and Organizations :
- Philadelphia Hand Society
- Jefferson Hand Club
- The Jefferson Orthopaedic Society
- American Osteopathic Association
- American College of Osteopathic Surgeons
- American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopaedics
- Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association
- Hand Surgery Section of the American
- Osteopathic Academy of Orthopaedics
- American Medical Association
- Jefferson Alumni Association of Thomas Jefferson University Medical College
- Philadelphia Peripheral Nerve Society
- Greater Philadelphia Pain Society
- Greater Philadelphia Society for Clinical Hypnosis
- American Society of Clinical Hypnosis
- International Socitey of Clinical Hypnosis
- American Association for Hand Surgery (A.A.H.S.)
- Honorary Co-Chairman, The Physicianâ€™s Advisory Board The National Republican Congressional Committee
- President, Hand Surgery Section of the American Osteopathic Academy ofÂ Orthopaedics, September, 2002 through September, 2003
- Board of Governers Greater Philadelphia Society for Clinical Hypnosis 2007-2010
- Invited Reviewer for the Hand Surgery Journal â€œHand.â€ 9/2013 – present
Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Delaware