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Samuel D. Friedel, MD

Academic Title:

Clinical Associate Professor

Primary Appointment:

Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Additional Title:

Vice Chair for Education Residency Program Director


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Education and Training



1973                            B.S., Zoology, with High Honors

                                    University of MarylandCollege Park

                                    College Park, Maryland


1977                            M.D., University of MarylandSchool of Medicine

                                    Baltimore, Maryland



Post Graduate Education and Training


1977-1978                   Internship in Internal Medicine

                                    Maryland General Hospital (DBA UMMC Midtown Campus)

                                    Baltimore, Maryland 


1978-1981                   Residency in Ophthalmology

                                    Maryland General Hospital (DBA UMMC Midtown Campus)

                                    Baltimore, Maryland


After completing residency training in Ophthalmology at the Friedenwald Eye Institute of Maryland General Hospital in June of 1981, became the Program Director for the residency prgoram in July of 1981 and was appointed the Chief of Ophthalmology in July of 1988.  In 2008 the Friedenwald Institute Ophthalmology program at Maryland General Hospital (now DBA the Universtiy of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus) merged with the University of Maryland Ophthalmology residency program.  Dr Friedel is currently the Resdiency Program Director and the Department of Ophthalmology Vice Chair for Education.  

In addition to his interest in training physicians Dr Friedel has throught his career been active in hospital administrative and quality activities which including serving as a Board Director for the UMMC Midtown Campus.   

Research/Clinical Keywords

Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract surgery, glaucoma.

Clinical Specialty Details

Dr. Friedel is a comprehensive ophthalmologist providing medical and surgical care including evaluation and treatment for cataracts, glaucoma, diabetic eye disease. 

Awards and Affiliations

Professional Society Memberships


1978-1988                  American Medical Association

1981-Present               Maryland Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons

1981-Present               Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of Maryland

1981-Present               Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology

1981-Present               Fellow, American Academy of Ophthalmology

1984-Present               Fellow, American College of Surgeons

2017-Present               Life Member, American Academy of Ophthalmology

Community Service

"Health Care for the Homeless"  Faculty supervisor for University of Maryland Ophthalmology resident participators