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Stefan J. Friedrichsdorf, MD

Physician

(612) 813-6450

Specialties: Pain Management | Palliative Care

Professional History

Board Certification

  • American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Professional Education

  • MD - University of Lubeck Faculty of Medicine
    Lubeck
    1998

Residency

  • Residency - University of Witten/Herdecke Vest Children's Hospital
    Datteln
  • Fellowship - The Children's Hospital at Westmead
    Sydney

Contact Information

Primary Location:

Childrens Minnesota Pain and Palliative Care Medical Director
2525 Chicago AVE S STE 32-T5
Minneapolis, MN 55404
(612) 813-6450

Secondary Location(s):

Childrens Minnesota Pain and Palliative Care
2525 Chicago AVE S STE 32-T5
Minneapolis, MN 55404
(612) 813-6450

Childrens Minnesota Integrative Medicine
2525 Chicago AVE S STE 32-T5
Minneapolis, MN 55404
(612) 813-6450

Childrens Minnesota Integrative Medicine Medical Director
2525 Chicago AVE S STE 32-T5
Minneapolis, MN 55404
(612) 813-6450

Personal Biography

Stefan Friedrichsdorf is the medical director of the Department of Pain Medicine, Palliative Care and Integrative Medicine at Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, Minneapolis/St. Paul - one of the largest and most comprehensive programs of its kind in the country. The pain & palliative care program is devoted to control acute, chronic/complex and procedural pain in all in- and outpatients in close collaboration with all pediatric subspecialties at Children's Hospitals and Clinics. The team also provides holistic, interdisciplinary care for children and teens with life-limiting or terminal diseases and their therapies (such as massage, acupunture/acupressure, biofeedback, aromatherapy, self-hypnosis) to provide care that promotes optimal health and supports the highest level of functioning in all individual child's acitivies. Dr. Friedrichsdorf sees pediatric patients as inpatients, in the interdisciplinary pain clinic, in the palliative care clinic, or in the community/at home. The department received the "Circle of Life Award" by the American Hospital Association in 2008, was selected as a Palliative Care Leadership Center for the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC), and the 2013 recipient of the "Clinical Centers of Excellence in Pain Management Award" by the American Pain Society. Dr. Friedrichsdorf received his MD degree from the Medical University of Lubeck, Germany (Doctoral Thesis: "Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis in Children: Interleukin Profile and Characterization of Intralesional Cells"). completed his pediatric residency at the Vest Children's Hospital in Dattein, Germany, University of Witten/Herdecke, and undertook his fellowship in Pediatric Pain & Palliative Care at the Children's Hospital at Westmead in Sydney, Australia.