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Ryan Friedberg, MD

Residency and Training:

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Boston MA, 2004
Sports Medicine Fellowship, Children's Hospital Boston 2005

Academic Rank:


About Dr. Friedberg:

Dr. Friedberg is fellowship trained in sports medicine and has appointments with both the department of Emergency Medicine and the Dept of Orthopaedics. When he is not working in the Emergency room he is seeing patients in his sports medicine clinic and enjoys being part of the 4 th year Harvard Medical Students Musculoskeletal elective. He also is a team physician for several local colleges in the Boston area. Dr. Friedberg's research interests are focused on the emergency department treatment of orthopaedic and sports medicine injuries.

Major Publications:

Birmingham C, Tibbles C, Friedberg RP; "An Unusual Case of Spontaneous Paralysis"; Journal of Emergency Medicine 2009: Friedberg RP; "ACL Injuries for the Patient"- UpToDate

Friedberg RP, Fields B; "ACL Injuries- Comprehensive Review" UpToDate

McGillicuddy D, Shah K, Friedberg RP, Nathanson L, Edlow J How Sensitive Is the Synovial Fluid White Blood Cell Count in Diagnosing Septic Arthritis?
The American Journal of Emergency Medicine (accepted for publication)

Friedberg RP, Buras J. Bilateral Acetabular Fractures associated with a seizure: A Case Report. Annals of Emergency Medicine. 2005:46; 260-262.

Friedberg RP: "Leg Injury- Soccer" Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise: Vol 36:5

Shah K, McGillicuddy D, Friedberg RP, Edlow J: "Can We Rely on Synovial Fluid White Blood Cell Count to Rule Out Infectious Arthritis?"Abstract; Annals of Emergency Medicine October 2003: Vol 42, 4: S11

Friedberg RP, Edlow J, Kohli T; "Abdominal Pain Radiating to the Back"; Journal of Emergency Medicine 2003: 24: 211-213.

Friedberg RP, Burstein J: "911 and Disaster Medicine", Feature Article 3/11/02

Book Chapters:

Friedberg RP; "Bursitis and Tendonopathy" Harwood Nuss Clinical Practice Of Emergency Medicine.

Periera J, Friedberg RP, "Nerve Blocks"- Essential Emergency Procedures by Kaushal Shah.

Friedberg RP: "Conventional Explosions in a High Rise Building" Disaster Medicine, Chief Editor: Greg Ciottone, MD

Friedberg RP and Wolfe R: "Aphthous ulcers" Rosen & Barkin's 5- Minute Emergency Medicine Consult 2 nd Edition: 88-89

Friedberg RP: "Domestic Violence"; Micromedex 2003

Poster Presentations:

Friedberg RP, Micheli LJ, D'hemecourt P. "Spondylolysis: Using Electrical Stimulation as a Modality for the treatment of Adolescent athletes with Spondylolysis." 52 nd annual conference of the American College of Sports Medicine, Nashville, TN. June 2005.

Lucas J, Ramappa A, Friedberg R. "Appropriate use of Knee Immobilizers in the ED" SAEM New England Emergency Medicine Research Directors Regional Meeting, 2009.



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