Medical School
Tulane University Medical School (1983)
Good Samaritan Hospital (1984), Internal Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine (1987), Neurology
UCLA/Doheny Eye Institute (1989), Neuro-ophthalmology
Other Post Graduate Training
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry (2008), Public Health

Research Interest

  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension (Pseudotumor Cerebri)
  • Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Migraine Therapy


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Revised diagnostic criteria for the pseudotumor cerebri syndrome in adults and children.
De Simone R, Ranieri A, Montella S, Friedman DI, Liu GT, Digre KB Neurology 2014 Mar 82 11 1011-2
Pseudotumor Cerebri Pathophysiology.
McGeeney BE, Friedman DI Headache 2014 Jan
Effect of Patient Positioning on Cerebrospinal Fluid Opening Pressure.
Abel AS, Brace JR, McKinney AM, Friedman DI, Smith SD, Westesson PL, Nascene D, Ott F, Lee MS J Neuroophthalmol 2013 Nov
Tadpole pupil.
Friedman DI, Kawasaki A Neurology 2013 Nov 81 19 1724
Unanswered Questions in Headache: So What Is Photophobia, Anyway?
Friedman DI Headache 2013 Oct
Headache medicine meets neuro-ophthalmology: exam techniques and challenging cases.
Friedman DI, Digre KB Headache 2013 Apr 53 4 703-16
Expert Consensus Recommendations for the Performance of Peripheral Nerve Blocks for Headaches - A Narrative Review.
Blumenfeld A, Ashkenazi A, Napchan U, Bender SD, Klein BC, Berliner R, Ailani J, Schim J, Friedman DI, Charleston L, Young WB, Robertson CE, Dodick DW, Silberstein SD, Robbins MS Headache 2013 Feb
Lemierre syndrome causing bilateral cavernous sinus thrombosis.
Miller B, Khalifa Y, Feldon SE, Friedman DI J Neuroophthalmol 2012 Dec 32 4 341-4
Characteristics of migraine visual aura in Southern Brazil and Northern USA.
Queiroz LP, Friedman DI, Rapoport AM, Purdy RA Cephalalgia 2011 Dec 31 16 1652-8
Stenting of the transverse sinuses in idiopathic intracranial hypertension.
Ahmed R, Friedman DI, Halmagyi GM J Neuroophthalmol 2011 Dec 31 4 374-80


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Honors & Awards

  • Best Doctors in America
    Since 1998 (2011)
  • Rochester Business Alliance Women's Council
    Athena Award Finalist (2011)
  • US News and World Report Top Doctors
  • Who's Who in America
  • Fellow of American Headache Society
  • 2000 Notable American Women
  • Fellow of American Academy of Neurology
  • Fellow, North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • United Council for Neurologic Specialties (2011-2013)
  • United Council for Neurologic Specialties (2005)
  • International Headache Society (2003)
  • American Headache Society (1998)
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology (1990)
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (1988)
  • North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society (1988)
  • American Academy of Neurology (1985)