Rick Friedman, MD, Otolaryngology (ENT), La Jolla, CA, UC San Diego Medical Center – Hillcrest

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Otolaryngology (ENT) La Jolla, CA

Neurotology

Professor of Surgery Vice Chief, Division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Co-Director UC San Diego Health Acoustic Neuroma Program

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Summary

  • Dr. Friedman is a world renowned leader in the treatment of acoustic neuromas. He began his career as a fellow at House Clinic and later joined the group as an Associate where he had a busy practice for 15 years. He now serves as Division Director of Otology, Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery in the department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Keck Medicine of USC. He is an NIH funded scientist and his laboratory studies the genetics of common forms of hearing loss. Dr. Friedman belongs to a majority of the societies in his area of specialization, including the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, the American Otological Society, the Acoustic Neuroma Association, the American Neurotology Society, the North American Skull Base Society, the Triological Society and the NIH/National Institute of Deafness and other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) where he serves as an Ad Hoc Reviewer

Education & Training

  • University of California San Diego
    University of California San DiegoResidency, Otolaryngology, 1989 - 1994
  • University of California, San Diego
    University of California, San DiegoPhD, 1994
  • University of California San Diego
    University of California San DiegoInternship, Transitional Year, 1988 - 1989
  • University of California San Diego School of Medicine
    University of California San Diego School of MedicineClass of 1988
  • University of CaliforniaBA, 1984

Certifications & Licensure

  • OH State Medical License
    OH State Medical License 1995 - 1998
  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 1989 - 2023
  • American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Otolaryngology
  • American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Neurotology

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Regional Top Doctor Castle Connolly, 2014
  • Edmund Prince Fowler Award Triological Society Collegium Oto-Rhino-Laryngologicum, 2006
  • Chairman's Award, Chief Resident University of California, San Diego, 1994
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Publications & Presentations

PubMed

Journal Articles

  • Total ossiculoplasty: short-and long-term results using a titanium prosthesis with footplate shoe  
    Fayad JN, Ursick J, Brackmann DE, Friedman RA, Otol Neurotol, 1/1/2014
  • FVB/NJ mice demonstrate a youthful sensitivity to noise-induced hearing loss and provide a useful genetic model for the study of neural hearing loss  
    Ho MK, Li X, Wang J, Ohmen JD, Friedman RA, Audiol Neurotol Extra, 1/1/2014
  • Evaluation of the increased use of partial resection of large vestibular schwanommas: facial nerve outcomes and recurrence/growth rates  
    Schwartz MS, Kari E, strickland BM, Berliner K, Brackmann DE, House JW, Friedman RA, Otol Neurotol, 10/1/2013
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Press Mentions

  • Woman Shares Experience with Acoustic Neuroma
    Woman Shares Experience with Acoustic NeuromaJune 7th, 2018
  • Drs. Philip Schneider, Brian Gantwerker & More: 9 Spine, Neurosurgeons Making Headlines Featured
    Drs. Philip Schneider, Brian Gantwerker & More: 9 Spine, Neurosurgeons Making Headlines FeaturedNovember 17th, 2017
  • Renowned Surgeons Launch Acoustic Neuroma Program at UC San Diego Health
    Renowned Surgeons Launch Acoustic Neuroma Program at UC San Diego HealthNovember 15th, 2017
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Grant Support

  • High-Resolution Mapping Of Susceptibility Genes For NihlNational Institute On Deafness And Other Communication Disorders2011–2012
  • Genetic Analysis Of Age Related Hearing ImpairmentNational Institute On Deafness And Other Communication Disorders2010
  • Genetic Analysis Of Age Related Hearing ImpairmentNational Institute On Deafness And Other Communication Disorders2009
  • Study Of A Genetic Network Involved In EAR DevelopmentNational Institute On Deafness And Other Communication Disorders2001–2005
  • Molecular Genetics Of Inner EAR DevelopmentNational Institute On Deafness And Other Communication Disorders1998–2001
  • Molecular Genetics Of Inner EAR DevelopmentNational Institute On Deafness And Other Communication Disorders1997–1998

Committees

  • Medical Advisory Board Co-Chair, Acoustic Neuroma Association

Professional Memberships

Hospital Affiliations