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David Steven Friedman

The Power List 2020 – Power List


Director of the Glaucoma Service at Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Boston, USA

Piece of advice for your younger self? 

Breathe before you react.

The most unexpected turn your career took?

Finding myself in a new city (Boston) at a new job (Director, Glaucoma Center of Excellence Mass Eye and Ear) after more than 20 years at the same institution.

The most serendipitous moment of your career? 

Meeting Al Sommer as a medical student motivated me to become a public health ophthalmologist; that connection happened through a totally chance encounter.


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