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My Background


Robert Friedman is a nationally recognized board-certified ophthalmologist with a wide variety of service offerings available to his patients. Dr. Friedman completed a medical and surgical residency in Ophthalmology at Lenox Hill Hospital where he served as the Chief Resident. After the completion of his training, Dr. Friedman was appointed the Coordinator of Resident Education. 

Dr. Friedman completed a medical and surgical fellowship in Diseases of the Retina and routinely performs laser photocoagulation and surgery to repair retinal detachments, macular holes, macular puckers and diabetic retinopathy.

Dr. Friedman is renowned for his surgical expertise. He has helped to advance the art of cataract surgery and the application of Laser Technology to the performance of cataract procedures. Dr. Friedman has pioneered techniques in cataract surgery that are widely used today and that he teaches to colleagues and residents in training.

Dr. Friedman is on staff at Mount Sinai Medical Center, the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital and Lenox Hill Hospital, and is on staff at the Retina Ambulatory Surgery Center. 

Dr. Friedman maintains a fee-for-service practice that is independent of the constraints of insurance carriers. Most patients do have insurance plans with 'out-of-network' provisions, and our office is expert at helping you submit and process your claims. Without the restrictions of non-medical agencies, Dr. Friedman is committed and able to deliver personalized and respectful healthcare to each of his patients.  

In addition to his ophthalmic treatments, Dr. Friedman can implant 'premium' lenses that can reduce, and often eliminate, the patient's dependency on glasses.  Contact the office to see if you can be a candidate for this ground breaking procedure.

Education & Training

BA, Columbia University


MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine


Internship,  Roosevelt Hospital, Columbia University


Residency,  Lenox Hill Hospital,


Retina Fellowship  Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital


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