Valley-Mount Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Care Program Welcomes New Colon and Rectal Surgeon

September 8, 2021

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Valley-Mount Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Care is pleased to welcome colon and rectal surgeon Robin Friedman, MD.

Dr. Friedman is board certified in general surgery and board eligible in colon and rectal surgery. She also has expertise in minimally invasive and robotic surgical techniques. She has made numerous presentations regarding colon and rectal cancer and surgery at national medical meetings. Dr. Friedman’s clinical interests and specializations include colon and rectal cancer, advanced robotic and laparoscopic colon and rectal surgery, benign colon and anorectal disease, diverticulitis, and the surgical management of inflammatory bowel disease and pelvic floor disorders. 

“I am excited to provide surgical care to communities near the area where I grew up,” said Dr. Friedman. “Valley provides me with the opportunity to use my advanced robotic skills, which can translate to less invasive surgical procedures and a quicker recovery for patients.” 

Valley-Mount Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Care is a partnership between Valley Health System and the Mount Sinai Health System, offering personalized, leading-edge, and patient-centered cancer care in northern New Jersey. The specialized programs, distinctive technologies, and specialists in each disease, combined with compassionate attention, are what makes a real difference for patients and their families every day.

“Dr. Friedman will be a great asset to the team at Valley,” said Thomas Ahlborn, MD, Chair, Surgical Services, Valley Medical Group. “Her surgical skills will be an essential part of our cancer care program.”

Dr. Friedman received her medical degree from Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. She completed a General Surgery residency at Cooper University Hospital and a fellowship in Colon and Rectal Surgery at Beaumont Health in Michigan. 

For more information about Valley-Mount Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Care, please visit To make an appointment with a Valley oncologist, please call 201-634-5339.