Philippe Friedlich, MD, MSEpi, MBA

Chief, Division of Neonatology
Co-Director, Fetal and Neonatal Institute
Teresa and Byron Pollitt Family Chair in Fetal and Neonatal Medicine
Professor of Pediatrics and Surgery, Keck School of Medicine of USC

Dr. Philippe Friedlich is a Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Surgery at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, Co-Director of the Fetal and Neonatal Institute and Chief of the Division of Neonatology at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

A fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Dr. Friedlich holds memberships with the Society of Pediatric Research and the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Perinatal Pediatrics. Dr. Friedlich is a member of the California Children’s Medical Services /California Children’s Services NICU Technical Advisory Committee.

Dr. Friedlich earned his medical degree from the University of Southern California and completed his pediatric residency and internship at the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. He completed a fellowship in neonatal and perinatal medicine at the University of Southern California Women’s and Children’s Hospital before joining the faculty of the USC division of Neonatal Medicine in 1998. Dr. Friedlich completed in a Master of Science in Applied Biostatics and Epidemiology from the University of Southern California and earned an MBA in Medical Management from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Dr. Friedlich holds the Teresa and Byron Pollitt Family Chair in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine and its mission to develop new knowledge to impact neonates with complex health issues. Dr. Friedlich lead the Laboratory in Fetal & Neonatal Healthcare Research at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles supporting strong research collaborations between surgical, medical and healthcare related disciplines in areas of clinical, translational and basic science.

Clinical Interests

Respiratory failure of the newborn, persistent pulmonary hypertension and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO).


Medical School

University of Southern California School of Medicine


Children's Hospital Los Angeles: Pediatrics Internship


Children's Hospital Los Angeles: Pediatric Residency


Los Angeles County-University of Southern California Women's Hospital: Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine



Pediatrics: American Board of Pediatrics
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine: American Board of Pediatrics

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Pediatrics; Society of Pediatric Research; California Association of Neonatologists


Western Society for Pediatric Research Travel Award; Mead Johnson Perinatal and Development Medicine Symposium; Merle Carson Lectures Southwestern Pediatrics Society First Prize Winner; Victor E. Stork Award for continued excellence and future promise in the care of children, CHLA; Morris and Mary Press Humanism Awards, CHLA


Clinical and Echocardiographic Predictors of Alveolar Capillary Dysplasia (ACD): A Case-Control Study: *R Arcinue, T Stavroudis, S Noori, S Bhombal, J Szmuszkovicz, C Herrington, P Friedlich. Journal of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine. 2016

Cost consciousness among physicians in the neonatal intensive care unit. D Wei, C Osman, D Dukhovny, J Romley, M Hall, S Chin, T Ho, PS Friedlich and A Lakshmanan. Journal of Perinatology. 2016

The Impact of Venoarterial and Venovenous Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation on Cerebral Metabolism in the Newborn Brain. Aaron J. Reitman, Rachel Chapman, James E. Stein, Lisa Paquette, Ashok Panigrahy, Marvin D. Nelson, Philippe Friedlich, Jessica L. Wisnowski, Stefan Bluml. PLoS One. 2016; 11(12): e0168578. Published online 2016 Dec 29. PMCID: PMC5199081

The impact of preterm birth <37 weeks on parents and families: a cross-sectional study in the 2 years after discharge from the neonatal intensive care unit. Ashwini Lakshmanan, Meghana Agni, Tracy Lieu, Eric Fleegler, Michele Kipke, Philippe S. Friedlich, Marie C. McCormick, Mandy B. Belfort, Health Qual Life Outcomes. 2017; 15: 38

The Role of Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Simulation Training at Extracorporeal Life Support Organization Centers in the United States. Weems MF1, Friedlich PS, Nelson LP, Rake AJ, Klee L, Stein JE, Stavroudis TA. Simul Healthc. 2017 Aug;12(4):233-239


Dr. Friedlich's areas of research interests include epidemiology of congenital malformations and neonatal healthcare delivery and outcomes. Dr. Friedlich has published over 150 abstracts, peer review articles, book chapters and support strong research collaborations between surgical, medical and healthcare related disciplines in areas of clinical, translational and basic science.

Research Studies

To explore the safety and treatment effect of intravenous (IV) Remodulin as add on therapy in neonates with PPHN compared to placebo.