Treatment & Services
- Clinical Evaluation, Diagnosis And Treatment
- Department of Pediatric Neurology & Neurosurgery
- Emobilization of Cerebral Aneurysms and AVMs
- Fetal and Neonatal Neurology
- General Neurology
- Lumbar Puncture (Spinal Tap)
- Muscle Pathology
- Nerve Biopsy
- Nerve Pathology
- Neuroimaging (mri, Pet, Spect, Meg Scans)
- Neuromuscular Neurology
- Pediatric Neurology
- Pediatric Neuroscience
- Skin Biopsies
- Stroke Epidemiology
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Acute Stroke
- Aneurysm, Cerebral
- Autoimmune/Inflammatory Polyneuropathy
- Brachial Plexus
- Brain Aneurysms and Hemorrhage
- Cavernous Malformation
- Central Nervous System Vasculitis
- Cerebral Vasculitis
- Cerebrovascular Disease
- Cerebrovascular Occlusive Disease
- Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease (CMT)
- Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
- Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyradiculoneuropathy (cidp)
- Demyelinating Neuropathies
- Guillain-Barre Syndrome
- Hemorrhagic Stroke
- Inherited Neuropathies
- Intracranial Atherosclerosis
- Intracranial Stenosis
- Metabolic Myopathies
- Muscular Dystrophy
- Neonatal Neurological Problems
- Neurological Complications Of Pediatric Congenital Heart Disease
- Neuromuscular Disease
- Pediatric Neuromuscular Diseases
- Pediatric Stroke
- Periodic Paralysis
- Peripheral Nerve Injury
- Pompe's Disease
- Spinal Muscular Atrophy
- Stiff-Person Syndrome
- Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
- Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
- Venous Malformations
- Vertebrobasilar Insufficiency
- Von Hippel-Lindau Disease (VHL)
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Residency - Children's Hospital of Boston
Boston, MA USA
Residency - University Medical Center-Tucson
Tucson, AZ USA
Medical School - University of Cape Town Faculty of Medicine
Cape Town, South Africa
Internship - Cecelia Makiwane Hospital
East London, South Africa,
- Pediatric Neuromuscular Research Training under Victor Dubowitz, M.D., Royal Postgraduate Medical School, London, United Kingdom, 1991
- Research Programs Council Award, Division of Clinical Research, Cleveland Clinic. $22,000 for the Establishment of an Ohio Pediatric Stroke Registry, 2005
- Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology
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
- American Academy of Neurology
- Child Neurology Society
- World Muscle Society
Research & Publications
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As of 9/20/2018, Dr. Friedman has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.
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60 Patient Satisfaction Reviews
The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.
Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.
The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||5|
|Knows Medical History||5|
|Time Spent with Patient||5|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.9|
14 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Feb 28, 2019
Dr was very friendly and patient with my child. Excellent bedside manner!
Reviewed on Feb 25, 2019
Dr. Freeman does an amazing job! He treats my son wonderfully and plays with him while interpreting the talk into challenges my son has. My son doesnt have any fear or worries when dealing with Dr. Freeman.
Reviewed on Feb 25, 2019
cant say enough good things! Within the first 5 min of our very first visit the doc knew what we were facing and how to proceeded. He has been kind and caring from the beginning and amazing the whole time! He knows who and what before we walk in and didn't have to "catch up" on the file before he could begin the exam.
Reviewed on Feb 12, 2019
Dr Friedman is the first specialist we have seen for our sons condition that has actually had good bedside manner and presented things in an optimistic view. We are very happy with him.
Reviewed on Feb 11, 2019
Dr. Friedman is a very understanding physician and very attuned to both my son and myself, when asking questions and doing the exam.
Reviewed on Jan 30, 2019
*Dr. Fried man is always very pleasant & cheerful.
Reviewed on Oct 30, 2018
Dr. Friedman is one of the best physicians I have ever dealt with .
Reviewed on Oct 23, 2018
Dr. Friedman was actually in the exam room before we were! And we were on time.
Reviewed on Oct 8, 2018
Dr. Friedman is incredible! He is knowledgeable, caring and always takes his time to hear questions and provide feedback. I trust my son's care with him which is very important to me!
Reviewed on Oct 8, 2018
Dr. Friedman is a great example of a caring provider!
Reviewed on Aug 9, 2018
Dr. Friedman is so thorough and listen attentively to any concerns we have when we have a visit with him. We drive 2 hours just to make sure our son is seen by Dr. Friedman because we trust his experience and expertise in this area. He is so kind and gentle with our 2 year old and has put our family at ease dealing with our sons condition.
Reviewed on Aug 9, 2018
Dr Friedman always comes to the waiting room to get us himself which is very nice.
Reviewed on Jul 9, 2018
It is hard to get an appointment with Dr Friedman because he is a great doctor and his time is in high demand. I want to be honest about wait times and such, but they don't tell the whole story. They actually paint a bad picture. The Dr and staff are wonderful and that is why wait times are high and and appointments are hard to get.
Reviewed on Apr 17, 2018
Dr. Friedman is spectacular. He does a wonderful job of providing information in a sensitive and truthful way. Heis attentive to our child's medical complexities and stays up to date on what's happening with his care in order to provide the best recommendations. I would absolutely recommend Dr Friedman to a friend.
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