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Alan H. Friedman

  • CLINICAL PROFESSOR Ophthalmology
  • CLINICAL PROFESSOR Pathology
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Certifications

  • Ophthalmology

Education

  • MD, NYU Medical Center

  • Internship, Internal Medicine
    Bellevue Hospital

  • Residency, Ophthalmology
    New York University Medical Center

  • Fellowship, Ophthalmic Pathology
    New York University Medical Center

Biography

    Alan H. Friedman, M.D., is Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology and Pathology at The Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University, BA with Honors in Chemistry, and his M.D. from New York University School of Medicine. He did an Internship in Straight Medicine at Bellevue Hospital in New York and then served as a captain in the United States Army Medical Corps. Following military service he trained in Ophthalmology at New York University Medical Center followed a Fellowship in Ophthalmic Pathology at New York University. Following this phase of training he served as Assistant and then Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Pathology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine/ Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center. During this time, he spent a year at The Royal Postgraduate Medical School at Hammersmith Hospital in London, England studying under Professor A.G.E Pearse. He was appointed Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology and Pathology at The Mount Sinai Medical Center in 1977.

    He has given The Herman Krieger Goldberg Lecture, The Robert S. Coles Memorial Lecture and will deliver the Lorenz E. Zimmerman Lecture at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology in New Orleans in November, 2007. He has been Visiting Professor of Ophthalmology at Wills Eye Hospital, Tufts-New England Medical Center and The University of Pittsburgh. He was Guest-of Honor at The Pan-Hellenic Ophthalmology Society Annual Meeting, The Italian Ophthalmology Society Annual Meeting and The European Ophthalmic Pathology Society. He has lectured widely in New York City and elsewhere. He is a member of The American Ophthalmological Society, The Verhoeff-Zimmerman Society (President, 2006), The Eastern Ophthalmic Pathology Society (President, 1997), The American Association of Ophthalmic Pathologists (President 1992-1994),  The American Uveitis Society, The International Uveitis Study Group, The American Academy of Ophthalmology (Honor and Senior Honor Awards), The New York Ophthalmological Society and The Manhattan Ophthalmological Society. He is a Fellow of The Royal College of Ophthalmologists.

    He is author or co-author of nearly 200 articles and books. He was co-author of Congenital Fundus Lesions (with Juan Orellana, M.D.), Diagnosis and Management of Uveitis  (with Maurice Luntz, M.D., and Walter Henley, M.D.) and was co-author and editor of Intraocular Tumors and Uveitis (The American Academy of Ophthalmology 1978-1988). He has held grants from the National Eye Institute (as co-investigator) and was a participant in The Studies of Ocular Complications of AIDS.

Awards

  • 1991 -
    Senior Honor Award
    American Academy of Ophthalmology

  • 1988 -
    Herman Krieger Goldberg Lecture
    Baltimore, MD

  • 1980 -
    Honor Award
    American Academy of Ophthalmology

Industry Relationships

Physicians and scientists on the faculty of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai often interact with pharmaceutical, device and biotechnology companies to improve patient care, develop new therapies and achieve scientific breakthroughs. In order to promote an ethical and transparent environment for conducting research, providing clinical care and teaching, Mount Sinai requires that salaried faculty inform the School of their relationships with such companies.

Below are financial relationships with industry reported by Dr. Friedman during 2012 and/or 2013. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.

Consulting:

  • Bristol-Myers Squibb

Mount Sinai's faculty policies relating to faculty collaboration with industry are posted on our website at http://icahn.mssm.edu/about-us/services-and-resources/faculty-resources/handbooks-and-policies/faculty-handbook. Patients may wish to ask their physician about the activities they perform for companies.

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