Doctor Profile

Neil Friedman, MBChB

216.636.5860

Neil Friedman, MBChB

Appointed: 1998

Neil Friedman, MBChB
Department: Center for Pediatric Neurology
Director
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code S60
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.636.5860
WorkFax:216.445.9139
Neil Friedman, MBChB
Department: Center for Pediatric Neurology
Location: Wooster Family Health Center
Mail Code S60
1740 Cleveland Road
Wooster, OH 44691
WorkAppointment:216.636.5860
WorkFax:216.445.9139
Neil Friedman, MBChB
Department: Center for Pediatric Neurology
Location: Hillcrest Hospital
Mail Code S60
6770 Mayfield Road
Mayfield Heights, OH 44124
WorkAppointment:216.636.5860
WorkFax:216.445.9139
Neil Friedman, MBChB
Department: Cerebrovascular Center
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code S60
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.636.5860
WorkFax:216.445.9139
Neil Friedman, MBChB
Department: Neuromuscular Center
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code S60
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.636.5860
WorkFax:216.445.9139
Neil Friedman, MBChB
Department: Neurology
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code S60
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.636.5860
WorkFax:216.445.9139
Surgeon:
No
Treats:
Children & Adolescents Only

Biographical Sketch

Neil Friedman, MBChB, obtained his medical degree from the University of Cape Town, South Africa in 1987. He spent the next 18 months working in a rural hospital in South Africa gaining clinical experience before working in London, England, for the next three years in various pediatric subspecialty fields. This included 10 months of research in pediatric neuromuscular disorders under Professor Victor Dubowitz at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School, London, United Kingdom.

His specialty training included a Pediatrics residency at the University of Arizona (1995) with subsequent completion of a Neurology fellowship with special qualifications in Child Neurology through Children’s Hospital.,Boston (1998). Since 1998, Dr Friedman has served as a staff physician in Pediatric Neurology at the Cleveland Clinic. He is board-certified in both Pediatrics and Neurology. He is the director of the Pediatric Neurology Training Fellowship since 2003.

Dr. Friedman’s specialty interests include pediatric stroke, the neurological complications of congenital heart disease and cardiomyopathy, pediatric neuromuscular disease and neonatal neurology. He has been instrumental in establishing an Ohio Pediatric Stroke Registry and is a member of the International Pediatric Stroke Study consortium. He has also established a protocol for the neuromuscular and neurometabolic evaluation of children with idiopathic cardiomyopathy and has established a multidisciplinary pediatric neuromuscular clinic for the comprehensive evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of children with neuromuscular disease.

Professional Highlights

  • Research Programs Council Award, Division of Clinical Research, Cleveland Clinic. $22,000 for the Establishment of an Ohio Pediatric Stroke Registry, 2005

Education & Fellowships

Residency - Children's Hospital of Boston
Child Neurology
Boston, MA USA
1998
Residency - University Medical Center-Tucson
Pediatrics
Tucson, AZ USA
1995
Medical School - University of Cape Town Faculty of Medicine
Cape Town South Africa
1987

Certifications

  • Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology

Specialty Interests

Clinical Trials, fetal and neonatal neurology, general and neuromuscular neurology, inherited and demyelinating neuropathies, metabolic myopathies, Myasthenia Gravis, myopathies, nerve and muscle pathology, nerve pathology, nerve/muscle/skin biopsies, neurocardiology, neuroimaging, Neuromuscular diseases, neuromuscular disorders, neuromuscular medicine, neurosarcoid, pediatric neuromuscular disease, pediatric stroke and cerebrovascular disease, peripheral nerve injury, Peripheral Neuropathy

Awards & Honors

  • The Best Doctors in America
  • 2006: Pediatric Chairman’s Award for Education, Department of Pediatrics, Cleveland Clinic

Additional Training

  • Pediatric Neuromuscular Research Training under Victor Dubowitz, M.D., Royal Postgraduate Medical School, London, United Kingdom, 1991

Memberships

  • American Academy of Neurology
  • Child Neurology Society
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • World Muscle Society

Treatment & Services

  • Clinical Evaluation, Diagnosis And Treatment
  • Emobilization of Cerebral Aneurysms and AVMs
  • Fetal and Neonatal Neurology
  • General Neurology
  • Lumbar Puncture (Spinal Tap)
  • Muscle Pathology
  • Nerve Biopsy
  • Nerve Pathology
  • Neurocardiology
  • Neuroimaging (mri, Pet, Spect, Meg Scans)
  • Neuromuscular Neurology
  • Pediatric Neurology
  • Pediatric Neuroscience
  • Skin Biopsies
  • Stroke Epidemiology
  • Thrombolysis

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

Industry Relationships

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Languages Spoken

  • English