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L Kaleb Friend, MD

The Joseph E. Robert, Jr. Center for Surgical Care

Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

Board CertificationsAmerican Board of Orthopaedics
National Provider Identifier1497922587

Service LocationsChildren's National Medical Center - Sheikh Zayed Campus for Advanced Children's Medicine
111 Michigan Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20010
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Phone: 202-476-5000

Children's National Specialists of Virginia, LLC
An affiliated private practice

3023 Hamaker Court
Suite 500
Fairfax, VA 22031
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Phone: 571-766-3100
Practice Manager: Chris Reilly
Fax: 571-766-3091

Pediatric Specialists of Virginia - Hamaker Court, Fairfax

3023 Hamaker Court
Suite 300, Third Floor
Fairfax, VA 22031
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Phone: 703-876-2788

Dr. L. Kaleb Friend, MD, specializes in pediatric orthopaedic surgery with an emphasis on sports-related injuries. After graduating magna cum laude from University of Southern California, he attended the USC Keck School of Medicine. He then completed a surgical internship at Baylor and a research internship in pediatric orthopeadics at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. He spent the majority of his residency at Tulane, and transferred to Albert Einstein School of Medicine for his chief resident year. He also completed a fellowship in pediatric orthopaedics at the Hospital for Special Surgery.

Dr. Friend is an avid rock-climber and hiker, and enjoys skiing, cycling, and photography. His goal as an orthopaedic surgeon is to get his patients better faster, and get them back out on the soccer field, the basketball court, the ski slope, or the dance floor.

TypeSchoolLocationDegreeField of StudyYears
Undergraduate Education University of Southern California Bachelor of Science 1994 -1997
Medical School University of Southern California School of Medicine Los Angeles, CADoctor of Medicine 1997 -2001

Fellowship Program Hospital for Special Surgery New York, NYFellow Pediatric Orthopaedics 2007 - 2008
Journal Article, Friend L and Bryan T. Kelly (2009), Femoroacetabular impingement and labral tears in the adolescent hip: diagnosis and surgical advances, Current Opinion in Pediatrics, 21, 71-76.

Journal Article, Friend L and Widmann RF (2008), Advances in the treatment of limb-length discrepancy and angular deformity, Current Opinion in Pediatrics, 20, 46-51.

Journal Article, Skaggs DL, Friend L, Alman B, Chanbers HG, Schmitz M, Leake B, Kay RM, Flynn JM (2005), The effect of surgical delay on acute infection following 554 open fractures in children, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, 87, 8-12.

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