Robert C. Fried, MD, FACS

Meet Dr. Fried

After completing his surgical training and clinical research at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in 1987, Dr. Robert Fried joined the medical staff of the Paoli Hospital which he has served more than twenty years. A board certified general surgeon, he was one of the first surgeons in Chester County to incorporate laparoscopic and minimally invasive surgery into his practice. He also has a special interest in diseases of the breast and is the Director of the Holloway Breast Center.

In addition to his busy clinical practice, Dr. Fried has chaired and participates on many Hospital Committees and holds numerous appointments within the Main Line Health System.

Currently, he holds the posts of Chief of the Department of Surgery and Vice President of Medical Affairs at Paoli Hospital. Previously, Dr. Fried served as the President of the Hospital’s Medical Staff as well as the Chief of Staff for the Main Line Health System.

Dr. Fried is a member of numerous local and national organizations and has authored several publications. He has been the recipient of many awards and honors including being named Best Doctor in both the Philadelphia Magazine and the Main Line Today.


Paoli and Collegeville


A. B.      Magna Cum Laude, Washington University, St. Louis, MO – 1975
M. D.      Washington University, St. Louis, MO – 1980

Post Graduate Training

General Surgery Residency:
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA – 1987

Post Doctoral Fellowship in Surgical Research:
Measey Foundation Fellowship, Harrison Department of Surgical Research

National Cancer Institute Fellow in Cancer and Nutrition:
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

American Cancer Society Fellow:
Department of Surgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania – 1983 -1986

Hospital Appointments

Attending Surgeon: The Paoli Hospital
Attending Surgeon: The Bryn Mawr Hospital
Chief, Department of Surgery:  The Paoli Hospital
Vice President Medical Affairs:  The Paoli Hospital

Frequently Performed Procedures

Appendectomy/Appendix removal, Gall bladder, Colon and Rectal, Hernia, Lymph nodes, Breast surgery, Gastrointestinal surgery, Hemorrhoid removal, Laparoscopic surgery, and other procedures.