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

Weight gain and recurrence in idiopathic intracranial hypertension: a case-control study.
Ko MW, Chang SC, Ridha MA, Ney JJ, Ali TF, Friedman DI, Mejico LJ, Volpe NJ, Galetta SL, Balcer LJ, Liu GT Neurology 2011 May 76 18 1564-7
Open-label trial of recombinant human insulin-like growth factor 1/recombinant human insulin-like growth factor binding protein 3 in myotonic dystrophy type 1.
Heatwole CR, Eichinger KJ, Friedman DI, Hilbert JE, Jackson CE, Logigian EL, Martens WB, McDermott MP, Pandya SK, Quinn C, Smirnow AM, Thornton CA, Moxley RT Arch. Neurol. 2011 Jan 68 1
Idiopathic intracranial hypertension with Dan and beyond: the 2010 Jacobson Lecture.
Friedman DI J Neuroophthalmol 2010 Dec 30 4
Neuro-ophthalmology and its contribution to headaches: a case-based approach.
Friedman DI, Frishberg B Expert Rev Neurother 2010 Sep 10 9
Topirimate-induced burning mouth syndrome.
Friedman DI Headache 2010 Sep 50 8
The ophthalmoplegic migraines: a proposed classification.
Friedman DI Cephalalgia 2010 Jun 30 6
An overweight young woman with new headache and normal-appearing optic discs.
Digre KB, Friedman DI J Neuroophthalmol 2010 Mar 30 1
Headache attributable to disorders of the eye.
Friedman DI, Gordon LK, Quiros PA Curr Pain Headache Rep 2010 Feb 14 1
Pearls: diplopia.
Friedman DI Semin Neurol 2010 Feb 30 1
Migraine and the environment.
Friedman DI, De ver Dye T Headache 2009 Jun 49 6


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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)