David R. Friedland, MD, PhD

Chief, Professor


  • Otolaryngology and Comm. Sciences - Froedtert Hospital
  • 900 N. 92nd St.
  • Milwaukee, WI 53226


  • Otolaryngology

Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences Clinic

Voted one of the Best Doctors in America®


Diseases and Conditions

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Ear Disease
  • Dizziness
  • Facial Nerve Paralysis
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Migraine Associated Dizziness
  • Tinnitus
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibular Disorders
  • Tympanic Membrane Perforation
  • Ototoxicity
  • Petrous Apicitis

Treatments and Services

  • Adult Hearing Loss and Rehabilitation
  • Cochlear Implants
  • Implantable Hearing Aids
  • Neurotology
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Otology
  • Auditory Brainstem Implants
  • Bone Anchored Hearing Aids
  • Ototoxicity Monitoring
  • Virtual Visit

Patients Ages Seen

  • Child
  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Senior


  • Spanish
  • English

Hospital Affiliations

  • Froedtert Hospital – Milwaukee
  • Children's Wisconsin - Milwaukee – Milwaukee
  • Zablocki VA Medical Center – Milwaukee

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
  • Neurotology

Clinic Locations


Dr. Friedland is a board-certified otolaryngologist head and neck surgeon with board-certified fellowship training at Johns Hopkins University in adult and pediatric otology, neurotology and cranial base surgery. He has specialized training in surgery for hearing restoration including placement of cochlear implants bone-anchored aids, brainstem implants and implantable hearing aids. Dr. Friedland's clinical interests focus primarily on cochlear implantation in both children and adults. He also has expertise in skill base tumors including surgical and Gamma Knife treatments. He has extensive clinical expertise in chronic ear disease and cholesteatoma. In addition to his clinical activities at the Medical College of Wisconsin, he maintains a research program studying ways to improve cochlear implant performance in older patients, the perception of music with hearing loss, and the molecular biology of cholesteatoma.

Dr. Friedland's practice style reflects the team approach to providing you with the best care. Working closely with dedicated Nurse Practitioners, Audiologists, and support staff, a full assessment of the patient's problem is performed through careful listening and specializing testing. Dr. Friedland believes education is a major key to treatment and will patiently explain the diagnosis and therapy in everyday terms using models and diagrams for clarity.

Education and Training

Doctor of Philosophy - City University of New York - New York, NY (1993)
Doctor of Medicine - Mount Sinai School of Medicine - New York, NY (1995)
Residency in Otolaryngology - Mount Sinai School of Medicine - New York, NY (1996-2000)
Fellowship in Otology- Neuro-Otology & Cranial Base Surgery - Johns Hopkins University Hospital - Baltimore, MD (2000-2002)