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William Friedman, MD, Neurosurgery, Gainesville, FL, UF Health Shands Hospital


Neurosurgery Gainesville, FL

Brain & Spinal Tumor, Pain, Stereotactic & Functional Neurosurgery

Chairman Emeritus, UF Department of Neurosurgery

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  • Dr. William Friedman is a neurosurgeon in Gainesville, FL and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including UF Health Shands Hospital and the Malcom Randall Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He received his medical degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine and has been in practice 41 years. He specializes in brain & spinal tumor, pain, and stereotactic & functional neurosurgery and is experienced in trigeminal neuralgia, neurosurgical oncology, primary brain tumors, neurosurgical spine surgery, and skull base surgery.

Education & Training

  • University of Florida
    University of FloridaResidency, Neurological Surgery, 1977 - 1982
  • University of Florida
    University of FloridaInternship, Transitional Year, 1976 - 1977
  • Ohio State University College of Medicine
    Ohio State University College of MedicineClass of 1976
  • Oberlin CollegeA.B., Chemistry, Phi Beta Kappa, 1970 - 1973

Certifications & Licensure

  • FL State Medical License
    FL State Medical License 1977 - 2022
  • American Board of Neurological Surgery Neurological Surgery

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • President International Stereotactic Radiosurgery Society, 1999-2001
  • President Congress of Neurological Surgery, 1998
  • President Florida Neurosurgical Society, 1995
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Publications & Presentations


Press Mentions

  • Dr. Duane Mitchell, M.D.: Saving Lives, One Headstand at a Time
    Dr. Duane Mitchell, M.D.: Saving Lives, One Headstand at a TimeSeptember 26th, 2017

Grant Support

  • Clinical Trial: Follow-Up Study: Nerual Tissue Transplantation In SyringomyeliaNational Center For Research Resources2008
  • Physiological Alterations After Spinal Cord InjuryNational Institute Of Neurological Disorders And Stroke1985–1986

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