Harold Friedman, MD, PhD, FACS
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Dr Friedman is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Professor of Clinical Surgery and the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Division Chief at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, in Columbia.
Dr. Friedman received his medical degree from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, as he did a Ph.D. in anatomy. He completed a general surgery residency at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center, in Tucson, followed by plastic surgery fellowship training at the University of Virginia Health Science Center, also in Charlottesville. Dr. Friedman founded the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and continues to serve as its chief.
His research interests include implantable materials and soft tissue interactions. He is extensively published within the peer-reviewed medical literature, with over 60 articles and seven textbook chapters to his credit. One such article was the first evidence-based appraisal of the role of hyperbaric oxygen within the plastic and reconstructive surgery discipline, in which he was the senior author. Dr. Friedman is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, editor of the Annals of Plastic Surgery and review panel member for that journal and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery journal. Dr. Friedman has been a Primary Training in Hyperbaric Medicine faculty member for over three decades.