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Among the signi cant career accomplishments of William A. Friedman, MD, is that he was teaching neurological surgery at a prestigious medical school 30 years before he came to practice at Orlando Health. Dr. Friedman’s talents are among the incalculable resources that are part of Orlando Health because of its affiliation with University of Florida Health’s Department of Neurosurgery.

Dr. Friedman’s distinguished medical career began when he graduated summa cum laude from Ohio State University’s College of Medicine only three years after completing his undergraduate pre-med degree. Following a one-year surgical internship at the University of Florida, he moved into the residency program in neurological surgery there, where he rose to Chief Resident for the last 18 months of his ve years in that program. Dr. Friedman then transitioned into teaching at UF where he was promoted to full professor after nine years. During this time, he also became rst the neurological surgery residency program’s coordinator then its director. Dr. Friedman also rose through the ranks to become chair of UF’s neurological surgery department in 1999. He has served on the Shands Hospital board of directors from 2005-2009. Dr. Friedman has served as President of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, the Florida Neurosurgical Society, and the International Society of Stereotactic Radiosurgery.

Dr. Friedman has published over 275 articles and chapters. He is holder of 11 patents in the area of stereotactic surgery and radiosurgery. He is a nationally recognized expert in brain tumor surgery, radiosurgery, and trigeminal neuralgia.

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