Board Certified Ophthalmologist
Fellowship Trained Glaucoma Specialist
Cataract & Glaucoma Surgeon
Bladeless Laser Cataract Surgeon
Robert S. Friedman, MD, FACS received his medical degree from the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science/Chicago Medical School in 1987 where he received the Dean's Award for Service to the School, and was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Following medical school, Dr. Friedman completed an internship at the Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center, a residency at the Louisiana State University Eye Center and subsequently, a glaucoma fellowship at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary.
Dr. Friedman’s areas of specialty include glaucoma management, glaucoma surgery, and cataract surgery including Toric and high-tech lifestyle implants. He stays active within the medical community as a member of both the Sarasota County Medical Society and the Florida Medical Association. He has also been appointed as Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Clinical Sciences, Florida State University College of Medicine since 2005, and as Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine since 2006. He enjoys teaching and educating medical students.
Dr. Friedman has been a principle investigator for numerous glaucoma and dry eye clinical studies since entering private practice. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and an active member of the American Glaucoma Society.
Dr. Friedman is married to his wife Carin and has two children, Zachary and Jared. His personal interests and activities include traveling, collecting vintage phonographic records and physical fitness. He also enjoys participating in outreach services to the Sarasota community by being a member of the board of trustees for the Babe Weiler Branch of the Sarasota YMCA.