Paul M. Friedman, MD

  • Address:
    6400 Fannin St
    Houston, TX 77030

    316 E 34th St
    New York, NY 10015

  • Phone:
    Texas: (713) 900-3900
    New York: (917) 745-5029

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Paul M. Friedman, MD

Dr. Friedman is co-author of “Beautiful Skin Revealed: The Ultimate Guide to Better Skin”, a beauty resource guide on laser and dermatologic surgery.


Paul M. Friedman, MD, board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology, is the Director of Dermatology & Laser Surgery Center in Houston, Texas and also practices at the Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York. He was educated in dermatology at the New York University School of Medicine, where he served as chief resident and was twice awarded the prestigious Husik Prize for his research in dermatologic surgery. He completed a one-year fellowship in dermatologic laser surgery, Mohs micrographic surgery, and cutaneous oncology at the Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York, and he was the recipient of the Young Investigator’s Writing Competition Award from the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. Dr. Friedman has trained under some of the most experienced and prominent dermatologists in the world, including the renowned dermatologists Roy Geronemus, MD and Fredric Brandt, MD.

Dr. Friedman is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Department of Dermatology at University of Texas Medical School, and he is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology at the Weill Cornell Medical College, Houston Methodist Hospital. He is also on staff at Texas Children’s Hospital and Memorial-Hermann Hospital-Texas Medical Center.

Dr. Friedman has been a featured speaker of the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, and other national and international audiences. He served as Co-Chair for the Cutaneous Laser Surgery Section of the 2009 and 2011 Annual Conferences of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, and as Program Co-Chair for the 2015 ASLMS Annual Conference. He has been selected for the Best of Cutaneous Applications Abstract Session Award at the 2016 ASLMS Conference. He has also served as Chair of the Public Service Committee for the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery.

Dr. Friedman has published over 75 medical articles and book chapters, and co-authored the book Beautiful Skin Revealed: The Ultimate Guide to Better Skin. He is Co-Editor of the textbook Lasers and Light Source Treatment for the Skin which was released in 2014. He also serves on the Editorial Board of the journal Dermatologic Surgery. Dr. Friedman has been recognized as a leading physician and researcher in the field and has also been involved in the development of several new laser systems and therapeutic techniques now commonly used throughout the world.


University of Tennessee, Memphis
Doctor of Medicine
Highest Honors – Class Rank 3 of 155
August 1992 – June 1996

Memphis State University
Vertebrate Zoology Major – Cumulative GPA 4.00
June 1988 – May 1991

Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Laser Surgery Fellow
Laser and Skin Surgery Center of New York
Roy G. Geronemus, M.D., Director
July 2000 – June 2001

Tisch Bellevue NY VA Medical Center
New York University, School of Medicine
Ronald O. Perelman, M.D., Department of Dermatology
July 1997 – June 2000

Washington University, School of Medicine in St. Louis
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Internal Medicine
July 1, 1996 – June 30, 1997

Memberships and Societies:

Member, Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, 1995 – 1996
Fellow, American Academy of Dermatology, 1997 – Present
Fellow, American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, 1999 – Present
Member, American College of Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology, 2001 – Present
Member, Harris County Medical Society, 2001 – Present
Member, Houston Dermatological Society, 2001 – Present
Fellow, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, 2002 – Present
Member, Texas Dermatological Society, 2002 – Present
Representative to AAD, Texas Dermatological Society, 2009-2010
Member, ASDS Association Reputation Task Force, 2010


Bellafill®, Belotero Balance, Botox® Injections, Chemical peels, Clear + Brilliant™ Laser Skin Rejuvenation, Coolsculpting®, Dysport®, Eclipse, MicroPen™, Fraxel Re:pair® Laser, Fraxel Re:store® DUAL, GentleMax™ Laser Treatment, iGrow Laser Hair Rejuvenation System, Juvéderm®, Kybella®, Laser Hair Removal, Laser Skin Resurfacing, Microdermabrasion, Mohs Micrographic Surgery, Neotensil, Omnilux® Red and Blue Light Therapy, Perlane®, Photodynamic Therapy, Picoway™, Pulsed-dye Laser, Q-switched Alexandrite & Nd:YAG Laser, Radiesse®, Restylane®, Scar Removal, Sculptra® Aesthetic, Skin Care Products, Skin Care Treatments, Smoothbeam™, Spectra™ Laser Skin Rejuvenation, Tattoo removal, Thermage, Ultherapy™, UltraShape®, Vbeam® Perfecta Laser, VISIA™ Complexion Analysis, Voluma, Volbella, Xeomin, XTRAC® Laser Therapy.


Elta MD
Skin Medica
Skin Ceuticals
Skin Better

Awards and Recognitions:

1988 – 1991: Dean’s List

1989 – 1991: Early Scholars Scholarship

1990: Alpha Epsilon Delta Premedical Honor Society
J. Wayne Johnson Memorial Outstanding Student Award

1993: National Institute of Health, Medical Student Research Fellowship Grant

1996: Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society Distinguished Graduate Award

1996: Imhotep Society

1998: Second Prize, Dermatologic Society of Greater New York, the 10th Annual Conrad Stritzler Memorial Residents Competition

1999: Husik Prize Recipient for Best Paper by a Resident or Fellow

2000: Husik Prize Recipient for Best Paper by a Resident or Fellow
First Prize, Dermatologic Society of Greater New York, the 11th Annual Conrad Stritzler Memorial Residents Competition

2001: Recipient of The Young Investigator’s Writing Competition Award of The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. Friedman PM, Skover G, Payonk G, Kauvar ANB, Geronemus RG.3D In-vivo optical skin imaging for topographical quantitative assessment of nonablative laser technology. Dermatol Surg 2002, 28(3):199-204.

2005–2006: H Texas Magazine Listing of Top Doctors in Houston

2007: Who’s Who in America

2008: Who’s Who in the World

2010: Who’s Who among Executives and Professional

2011–2016: H Texas Magazine Listing of Top Doctors in Houston

2014: Texas Super Doctors

2015: ASLMS Presidential Citation Award Texas Super Doctors

2016: ASLMS Best of Cutaneous Applications Abstract Session Award Texas Super Doctors

2017: Castle Connolly Top Doctors Houston


“I completely trust Dr Friedman and am so happy with everything about the results when I leave the office! He is thorough, extremely skilled, very knowledgeable…I can’t say enough about his excellence! His staff is awesome – courteous, helpful, informed, and more!!”
– A Kelling

“Best Dr. in Houston. Dr. Paul is highly trained in dermatology, lasers, and injectables. He is completely professional, highly qualified and has an excellent bedside manner as well as an amazing staff. You will not be disappointed in seeing him.”
– HAUTE headquarters

“Dr. Friedman is an expert in birthmarks on children. After several frustrating treatments with other dermatologists in Alabama and Tennessee, Dr. Friedman has successfully treated my daughter’s large brown birthmark on her face. I will not trust any other dermatologist with her care! In fact, we travel 350 miles to see him. He and his staff are remarkable and the level of care is phenomenal.”
– Denise Green

“As a physician myself, I would be happy for him to treat any member of my family. He has fantastic bedside manner, is very polite, professional, and above all, he’s a master of his trade. He makes patients feel welcome and takes time to really get to know them and advises only on what he feels would benefit the patients. He’s an honest person and up-front about his plan and possible expenses. I highly recommend Dr. Friedman.”
– Stan T

“Dr.Friedman is my secret weapon against aging. Since becoming his patient four years ago everyone comments on how gorgeous my skin looks. I always leave his office feeling beautiful and never overdone. When I first met my new husband, he initially thought he didn’t stand a chance with me because I appeared so young and he was shocked (and relieved) when I divulged my age. I really like the fact Dr. Friedman is always knowledgeable about and on the forefront of the latest innovations and technologies. The office is lovely, and staff very helpful and friendly. There is no other dermatologist I would trust with my face and skin.”
– Diana G

“Dr. Friedman is an outstanding Laser and Dermatology expert. I rarely used sun screen as a Mid-West kid or Houston windsurfer. I now pay the price with basal cell issues. He’s treated me for over six years with skill and finesse. His eye to find them early is amazing. Then his Moh’s technique and subtle suturing leave only very small marks after removal, even in tight, thin-skin areas. He is always calmly positive and confident, which puts me at ease. I’ve also had great results heading off new ones altogether by his pioneering employment of pre-development laser treatments. His front office gently reminds me to have regular check-ups, and post-surgery, Dr. Friedman personally calls to see how I’m doing. Lastly, you will never hear about what his staff did last weekend, they are always pleasantly professional and completely focused on the patient’s treatments. No distracting chit-chat! A great team with a nationally-recognized Specialist in the lead right here in Houston.”
– Tom E

“I’ve been a patient and enthusiastic cheerleader of Dr. Paul for approximately 15 years. He is friendly, professional, a leader in his field and an artist. I have referred many friends to him over the last 15 years, and without exception, they have all been very happy with their results. Dr. Paul’s staff is equally friendly, knowledgeable and service oriented. And, in addition to the wonderful care I have consistently received, his office is beautiful with views of Hermann Park, downtown & Rice University that are truly breathtaking.”
– Jill N

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