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David Friedman, MD


Medical Director, Winthrop Comprehensive Epilepsy Center

Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology, SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine

Dr. Friedman received his medical degree from the Sackler School of Medicine at Tel Aviv University in Israel.  Dr. Friedman was a resident in neurology at the Neurological Institute of New York at Columbia University Medical Center.  Following residency training, he completed a two-year fellowship in epilepsy and clinical neurophysiology at the Neurological Institute of New York at Columbia University Medical Center.  Dr. Friedman then joined Baylor College of Medicine as an assistant professor of neurology.  During his 4 years at Baylor College of Medicine, he served as the medical director of the epilepsy clinic at the Baylor Comprehensive Epilepsy Center and as the medical director of the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital in Houston, Texas.  He was a principal investigator and co-investigator on numerous studies, including the RNS System Long Term Clinical Investigation and for studies on self management in epilepsy, and depression in epilepsy.

Dr. Friedman joined NYU Winthrop Hospital in 2011 and was named Medical Director of the Winthrop Comprehensive Epilepsy Center in 2012.

Dr. Friedman’s clinical interests include the care of patients with medication-resistant epilepsy, epilepsy surgery, and diagnosis of paroxysmal events.  His research interests and publications are on topics including seizure-related injuries and safety in epilepsy, optimizing clinical care for people with epilepsy, video-EEG monitoring, epilepsy surgery, and brain monitoring in critically ill patients.

Dr. Friedman is a member of:

  • American Epilepsy Society
  • Epilepsy Foundation Research Council
  • American Academy of Neurology

He serves on the professional advisory board of the Epilepsy Foundation of Long Island.

For appointments with Dr. Friedman please call: 516-663-4525