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Director, The Hoffberger Breast Center at Mercy


  • Breast Surgery

Board Certifications:

  • General Surgery


  • English

Areas of Interest:

  • Breast Cancer, Breast Care, Breast Surgery


Neil Friedman, M.D.

Neil B. Friedman, M.D., FACS, is Director of The Hoffberger Breast Center at Mercy as well as Medical Director of The Weinberg Center for Women's Health and Medicine at Mercy. He is one of the most highly respected breast cancer surgeons in the Baltimore area.  

A catalyst for advancing breast cancer treatment, Dr. Friedman has partnered with many prestigious national and local organizations to improve the treatment options for women with breast cancer. Likewise, on a very personal level, he partners with each of his patients and their families to help them face the challenges and triumphs of living with a breast cancer diagnosis. Dr. Friedman led the charge to bring IORT, Intraoperative Radiotherapy, to Mercy making it the first hospital in Maryland to offer this leading edge technology. 

Lifelong Dedication to Women with Breast Cancer

From the time he began his medical career as Chief Resident at the nationally renowned Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, Dr. Friedman has been dually driven by passion and excellence. For over 20 years Dr. Friedman has researched and explored breast cancer treatment options while gently guiding the women in his care toward the best path to restoring vitality and health. His direct and supportive approach as a breast cancer doctor is appreciated by many of his patients, some who openly claim they owe their second chance at life to him.

Breast Surgeon Working to Realize Change

Dr. Friedman is a Board Certified breast cancer doctor who is dedicated to the search for a cure for cancer. This is evidenced by his professional career as well as his personal commitment. His team continues to lead breast cancer initiatives and introduce best-in-practice breast care treatment options, including Intraoperative Radiotherapy (IORT), an innovative, single dose radiation treatment, to patients.  Dr. Friedman was named Humanitarian of the Year by the Mildred Mindell Cancer Foundation for his efforts in the fight against breast cancer. He has served as a national spokesperson for breast cancer prevention for major organizations such as Bath & Bodyworks.

Dr. Friedman has been the Chairman of the American Cancer Society’s Research Administrative Committee, a member of its Executive and Professional Education Committees, and served on its Board of Directors. He has also been involved with the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

Dr. Friedman leads a team of clinicians devoted to breast cancer education, advocating the latest advancements in diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer at a number of conferences, continuing education forums and patient seminars.

Recognized as a Leading Breast Cancer Doctor

Dr. Neil Friedman remains committed in his career to find optimal treatments for breast cancer. Some of his accomplishments include:

  • Named a “Top Doctor” by Baltimore magazine in the Breast Surgery category
  • Named Humanitarian of the Year by the Mildred Mindell Cancer Foundation
  • The Breast Center at Mercy Medical Center first in Maryland to offer IORT Treatment
  • Research on cancer has been published in American Journal of Public Health and the Journal of Immunotherapy

Education & Fellowships
  • Residency – New York Hospital – Cornell Medical Center
  • Medical Degree – University of Maryland School of Medicine

Associations & Memberships
  • American College of Surgeons, Fellow

The Hoffberger Breast Center at Mercy

The Hoffberger Breast Center at Mercy is a renowned Baltimore breast center with award-winning programs and doctors, The Breast Center’s comprehensive care is thoughtfully designed for women undergoing the journey to overcome breast disease. Dr. Neil Friedman is Director of The Hoffberger Breast Center at Mercy and leads one of the most respected breast care clinical teams in Baltimore. Learn more at or call 1-800-MD-Mercy to make an appointment.

An Interview with Dr. Neil Friedman - Mercy

Dr. Neil Friedman sits down with Donna Hamilton to discuss the advances the Women's Center at Mercy has made in women's health, specifically breast cancer.

Breast Cancer Recurrence - Dr. Neil Friedman - Mercy

Mercy breast cancer surgeon Dr. Neil Friedman discusses breast cancer recurrence. Learn more at

Does Dense Breast Tissue Raise Cancer Risk - Dr. Neil B. Friedman - Mercy

Mercy Medical Center Breast Surgeon Dr. Neil B. Friedman discusses breast density as A risk factor for breast cancer. Learn more at

Maggie: The Bald Ballerina

A ballerina in the elite Joffrey Concert Group in New York City, Maryland native Maggie Kudirka discovered she had stage 4 breast cancer in 2014. Renowned breast cancer surgeon Dr. Neil B. Friedman, Director, The Hoffberger Breast Center at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, MD, performed Maggie’s surgery and she receives outpatient chemotherapy treatment under the direction of Mercy medical oncologist Dr. David Riseberg in Mercy’s Institute for Cancer Care. Maggie continues to raise awareness as well as needed funds for her treatment through her website, Learn more about The Hoffberger Breast Center at Mercy at

Double Mastectomy - Dr. Neil Friedman - Mercy

Mercy breast cancer surgeon Dr. Neil B. Friedman discusses the pros and cons of a double mastectomy. Learn more at

Increase in Mastectomies in Early Cancer Detection - Dr. Neil B. Friedman - Mercy

Mercy breast cancer surgeon Dr. Neil B. Friedman discusses research indicating an increase in mastectomies in early cancer detection. Learn more at

The Cancer Doctors at Mercy

The Cancer Doctors at Mercy treat a wide range of cancers, relying on advanced technologies, compassionate care, leading edge research and clinical trials, and demonstrated medical expertise to provide some of the best treatment options available to fight cancer and restore hope and vitality.


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