Duncan Aesctun Friedman, M.D.


Education:

  • Brown University
    B.S. - Biology
    Providence, RI
    Honors: Graduated Magna Cum Laude, With Honors
  • Louisiana State University School of Medicine
    M.D.
    New Orleans, LA
    Alpha Omega Alpha
  • Louisiana State University School of Public Health
    MPH
    New Orleans, LA
  • Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
    Intership
    San Jose, CA
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham
    Residency in Ophthalmology
    Birmingham, AL
  • Retina Consultants of Alabama, PC
    Vitreo-retinal Fellowship


Certification:

  • Diplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology
    (certification received 10/14/2012; expires 2022)


Awards:

  • LSU Ophthalmology Award
    Awarded to Graduating Medical Student that has shown Excellence in Ophthalmology
  • Lynn B McMahan, MD Award
    Awarded for Outstanding Second Year Resident Platform Presentation
  • Brass Apple Award
    Awarded to Outstanding senior resident teacher


Mettings:

  • American Thoracic Society Conference
    Poster Presentation
    "Accuracy of airway pressure display for identification of end-expiration during the measurement of CVP & PAOP in mechanically ventilated patients with ALI/ARDS."
    Friedman D, deBoisblanc B, Arroliga A, Fuch B, Guntapalli K, Hite D, Truwit J
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham Clinical Research Symposium
    Poster Presentation
    "Flourescein Localization in Drusen Associated with Macular Degeneration"
    Friedman D, Kimble J, Curcio C
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
    Poster Presentation
    "Assessment of Quality of Life and Symptomatic Visual Relief Following Sutureless Vitrectomy for Removal of Vitreous Debris."
    Finley T, Mason J, Friedman D, Compton C, Neimkin M, et al.
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham Clinical Research Symposium
    Poster Presentation
    "Risk Factors for Corneal Injury in Facial Burn Patients"
    Myer R, Friedman D, McGwin G, Raja D
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham Clinical Research Symposium
    Platform Presentation
    "Antibiotic Susceptibility in Post-Cataract Endophthalmitis"
    Friedman D, McGwin G, Witherspoon D
  • American Society of Retinal Surgeons, Vancouver, CA
    Poster Presentation
    "Rediscovering Foveal Anatomy in the Era of OCT: A Semi-uantitative Histological Analysis"
    Friedman D, Myer R, Mitra A, Messinger J, Curcio C
  • American Society of Retinal Surgeons, Vancouver, CA
    Platform Presentation
    "Timing of Povidone-Iodine Prophylaxies for intravitreal Injections"
    Mason J, Finley T, Friedman D, Sherrill J, Emond T
  • American Academy of Ohthalmology, Chicago IL
    Poster Presentation
    "Risk Factors for Corneal Injury in Facial Burn Patients"
    Myer R, Friedman D, McGwin G, Raja D
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
    Poster Presentation
    "Revisiting Foveal Histoloty in the Age of OCT: Analysis using Whole Slide Scanning"
    Myer R, Friedman D, Messinger J, Sloan K, Spaide R, Curcio C
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
    Poster Presentation
    "Potential for latrogenic Contamination of Sterile Conditions During Intravitreal Injection"
    Friedman D, Mason J, Emond T, Feist R, Thomley M, Albert M
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham Clinical Research Symposium
    Poster Presentation
    "Sutureless small gauge vitrectomy for relief of symptomatic vitreous floters"
    Neimkin M, Friedman D, Mason J
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham Clinical Research Symposium
    Platform Presentation
    "Needle contamination in the Setting of Intravitreal Injection of Anti-VEGF Agents" - Winner of McMahan Award for 2012
    Lindquist P, Friedman D, Mason J
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham Clinical Research Symposium
    Platform Presentation
    "Comparative outcomes of air, gas and silicone oil for 25 gauge rhegmatogenous retinal detachment repair"
    Dahl A, Firedman D, Feist R
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham Clinical Research Symposium
    Platform Presentation
    "Bacterial Susceptibility Profiles in Endophthalmitis after Intravitreal Injection"
    Hill M, Friedman D, Bartlett A, McGwin G, Feist R, Mason J
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmoloty
    Poster Presentation
    "Bacterial Susceptibility Profiles in Trauma Associated Endophthalmitis"
    Friedman D, Hill M, Amin S, Bartlett A, Feist R, Mason J, Thomley M, Albert M, Yunker J, Emond T
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmoloty
    Poster Presentation
    "Bacterial Susceptibility Profiles in Endophthalmitis after Intravitreal Injection"
    Hill M Friedman D, McGwin G, Amin S, Bartlett A, Feist R
  • American Society of Retina Specialists
    Platform Presentation
    "Bacterial Susceptibility Profiles in Trauma Associated Endophthalmitis"
    Friedman D, Hill M, Amin S, Bartlett A, Feist R
  • American Society of Retina Specialists
    Poster Presentation
    "Bacterial Susceptibility Profiles in Endophthalmitis after Cataract Surgery"
    Hill M, Friedman D, McGwin G, Amin S, Bartlett A, Fesit R, Huisingh C
  • American Society of Retina Specialists
    Poster Presentation
    "Treatment of Diabetic Macular Edema: Visual Outcomes Then and Now"
    Reddy D, Feist R, Friedman D, Albert M, Mason J, Thomley M, Emond T, McGwin G
  • American Society of Retina Specialists
    Poster Presentation
    "Bacterial Susceptibility Profiles in Endophthalmitis after Intravitreal Injection"
    Friedman D, Hill M, McGwin G, Amin S, Bartlett A, Huisingh C, Feist R, Mason J, Albert M, Thomley M
  • American Society of Retina Specialists
    Poster Presentation
    "Needle Contamination in the Setting of Intravitreal Injection of Anti-VEGF Agents"
    Lindquist TP, Friedman D, Mason J, McGwin G, Emond T
  • American Society of Retina Specialists
    Poster Presentation
    "Treatment of Peripheral Exudative Hemorrhagic Chorioretinopathy with Bevacizumab"
    Cross S, Reddy S, Friedman D, Mason J, Feist R, Thomley M, Albert M, Yunker J, Emond T, Wallace L
  • American Society of Retina Specialists
    Poster Presentation
    "Sutureless Small Gauge Vitrectomy for Relief of Symptomatic Vitreous Floaters"
    Neimkin M, Mason J III, Friedman D, Mason J IV, Kim D, Tagayun C, Emond T, Feist R, Thomley M, Albert M, Yunker J


Publications:

  • Apolipoprote in E epsilon4 offers protection against age-related macular degenration
    Friedman DA, Lukiw JW, Hill JM, Med Hypotheses;68(5):1047-1055.
  • Color Atlas of Ophthalmology: The Quick-Reference Manual for Diagnosis and Treatment. 2nd ed
    Agarwal and Jacob eds., Thieme publishing; Chpt 14 Ocular Pharmacology
  • Quantification of fluorescein-stained drusen associated with age-related macular degeneration
    Friedman D, Parker J, Kimble J, Delori F, McGwin G, Curcio C., Retina;32(1):19-24


Languages:

  • English - native language
  • Spanish - speak, read, and write with basic competence


Memberships:

  • American Academ of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Retina Surgeons
  • Association for Vision and Research in Ophthalmology
  • American Medical Association
  • Alpha Omega Alpha