Esther Friedrich, MD
I speak: English, German
My gender: Female
Where I practice
Willkommen! Welcome to my Web page. I’m happy to have this opportunity to introduce myself to you and tell you a little about my practice and myself.
I was born and raised in beautiful Hamburg, Germany, where my family still lives. I got my first taste of life in the United States as an exchange student in high school, resulting in many lifelong friendships and a lasting love for this country. My parents were teachers and always nurtured an environment of learning and compassion, which led me naturally and enthusiastically into the medical field. I decided early on to go into the specialty of obstetrics and gynecology. During medical school and my residency training in Germany, I was fortunate to have many opportunities to live and study abroad—in Austria, Iceland, New Zealand, Maui, and Seattle. I found myself ultimately settling in sunny Southern California, where I completed both my residency and double fellowship, and now feel very much at home.
About my practice
My practice gives me the opportunity to connect with and help people in a meaningful and, many times, very personal way. As a specialist in both perinatology and genetics, many of my members are in unique medical situations that affect not only their own health but also their unborn children’s. Los Angeles Medical Center's advanced care facility allows me to treat them with the highly specialized care they require. To be able to take away some fears, to be allowed to share some of my members' hopes, and to be part of the birth of their children, are the most gratifying aspects of my life as a physician.
How I thrive
Keeping balance in my life is very important to me. I love to cook and have been a vegetarian for over two decades. In the past few years, I’ve lived vegan, which has helped me greatly in my passion for long-distance running. I’ve completed a few half marathons and am tempted to try a full one sometime. When I’m not outside running, I enjoy music in all of its forms, and try to spend as much time as I can with my family and friends.