Joel Friedlander, DO
Associate Professor, Pediatrics-Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

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Gender: Male
Languages: English, Hebrew
Department, Section/Division: Pediatrics-Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Practice Locations

Children's Hospital Colorado South Campus
1811 Plaza Drive
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
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Children's Hospital Colorado Parker Campus
9395 Crown Crest Blvd
Parker, CO 80138
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Children's Hospital Colorado
13123 East 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
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Hospital Affiliation
  • Children's Hospital Colorado
Center Affiliations

Specialty Information

  • Pediatrics - Pediatric Gastroenterology, Board Certification (2009)
  • Pediatrics, Board Certification (2006)
  • Master of Arts in Bioethics, Other (2003)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Complementary and Alternative Therapies
  • Digestive System
  • Digestive System - Celiac Disease
  • Digestive System - Colonoscopy
  • Digestive System - Gastroenterology (Stomach, Bowel, General GI Problems)
  • Digestive System - Gastroesophageal Reflux
  • Digestive System - Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD): Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, microscopic colitis
  • Digestive System - Therapeutic Endoscopy
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat - Dysphagia (Trouble Swallowing)
  • Food, Nutrition and Metabolism - Nutrition
  • Food, Nutrition and Metabolism - Obesity
  • Genetic Conditions and Testing
  • Lungs and Breathing
  • Lungs and Breathing - Lung Disease
  • Symptoms and Manifestations
  • Symptoms and Manifestations - Breathing Problems
  • Symptoms and Manifestations - Cough
  • Symptoms and Manifestations - Heartburn
  • Symptoms and Manifestations - Nausea and Vomiting
Clinical Interest for Patients
I take a special interest in helping individuals with inflammatory bowel disease, reflux, esophagitis, aerodigestive disorders, failure to thrive, and children that need endoscopic procedures performed. My work in bioethics tries to improve the interaction and dialogue between doctors and their families so that the alliance between them is stronger.

Care Philosophy
I believe in providing care for children and their families in an informative and collaborative method. I strive to bring a healing sense of humor and fun to the practice of pediatric gastroenterology.

Personal Interests
In his spare time, Dr J enjoys jogging with his family, making barbecue for the family, computer programming, and playing basketball. When relaxing he is an avid fan of watching baseball and basketball. He also enjoys the sounds of nature while fishing out in the country and on the ocean.

Volunteer Activities
I am dedicated to providing healthcare to children in various environments. I volunteer at overnight summer camps and teach bioethics to the community.

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Information for Referring Providers

Clinical Interests for Referring Providers
My clinical interests are inflammatory bowel disease, interventional endoscopy, reflux, esophagitis, failure to thrive, aerodigestive disorders, and pediatric bioethics.

Research Interest for Referring Providers
My research interest in bioethics utilizes shared decision making and tries to improve the interaction and dialogue between doctors and their families during pediatric procedures and medical care. I also am clinically interested in improving pediatric endoscopic procedures and outcomes.

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