Paul L. Friedlander, MD, FACS

Professor, Head & Neck Surgical Oncology

Tulane Lakeside Multispecialty Clinic, EJGH, UMC, & VAMC
(504) 988-2274
Office Address
4720 S I-10 Service Rd. W, Ste. 501, Metairie, LA 70001
School or College
School of Medicine

Education & Affiliations

Residency - Louisiana University School of Medicine-Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Fellowship - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center-Head and Neck Surgery
MD, Medical School: Louisiana State University School of Medicine
Internship - Charity Hospital New Orleans-General Surgery
Residency - George Washington University-General Surgery
Residency Rotation - MD Anderson Cancer Center-Head and Neck Surgery
BS, Georgetown University


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Dr. Friedlander practices at Tulane Medical Center, University Medical Center and the VA Medical Center. He received his B.S. in biology from Georgetown University and his M.D. from LSU (New Orleans). Following medical school, he completed a two-year general surgery residency at George Washington University, an otolaryngology residency at LSU (New Orleans), and a head and neck surgical oncology fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. In 1997, he joined the faculty at LSU, where the majority of his effort was in translational research in head and neck cancers. He established the head and neck tumor bank there, which was responsible for collecting clinical information and samples on 250 patients with head and neck cancers. He also participated in translational research involving the use of modified adenoviruses in targeting head and neck cancer as well as immunomodulation of head and neck cancer using the CD40 ligand protein. He is currently investigating the possible role of the Hepatitis C virus as a cofactor in the development of head and neck cancer.

Professional Societies, Organizations:

  • American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgeons
  • American Head and Neck Society
  • American College of Surgeons
  • Orleans Parish Medical Society
  • Louisiana State Medical Society

Academic Appointments:

  • Professor and Chairman, Tulane University School of Medicine, Department of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery, 2007-2023
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Tulane University School of Medicine, 2006-present
  • Associate Professor, Louisiana University School of Medicine, 2003-present
  • Assistant Professor, Louisiana University School of Medicine, 1997-2003


  • 9 scientific presentations
  • 63 published abstracts
  • 20 peer-reviewed published articles
  • 22 book chapters
  • 22 articles

Nobles J, Hagan J, Wold C, Fazekas-May M, Gilbert J, Friedlander PL. Outcome analysis of patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck and hepatitis C. Laryngoscope, 115(10):1882-86, 2005.

Nobles J, Wold C, Fazekas-May MA, Friedlander PL. The incidence and epidemiology of hepatitis C virus (HCV) in patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN). Laryngoscope, 114 (112): 2119-22, 2004.

Lanson NA, Friedlander PL, Schwarzenberger P, Kolls JK, Wang G. Replication of an adenoviral vector controlled by the human telomerase reverse transcriptase promotor causing tumor-selective tumorlysis. Cancer Research, 63(22): 7936-41, 2003.

Friedlander PL, Delaune CL, Abadie J, Toups M, LaCour J, Marrero L, Zhong Q, Kolls J. Immunoprotective effect of CD40 ligand gene therapy in malignant mesothelioma and squamous cell carcinoma. American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology, 29(3): 321-330, 2003.

Lalonde ES, Beyers G, Friedlander PL, Kolls J. Efficacy of transfection rates on head and neck squamous cell cancer by a novel adenovirus: an in vitro and in vivo study. Head and Neck, 24(12): 1038-1046, 2002.

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