Goldilocks Anesthesia Foundation
Dr. Barry Friedberg is a board-certified US anesthesiologist, an enthusiastic teacher.
He has lectured in the US, Canada, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Venezuela, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Israel.
He has published numerous letters to the editor, articles and chapters, and his own, 2007 Cambridge University Press ‘Anesthesia in Cosmetic Surgery’ textbook.
This was the first textbook in the field, first to display a pEEG monitor on the cover and first to numerically define sedation/anesthesia levels instead of using words.
Most of his papers are posted on open access ResearchGate and his OFA lectures are on his YouTube channel.
Dr. Barry Friedberg was born in Philadelphia, PA. He grew up and attended school there all through high school. When it was time to go to college Dr. Friedberg chose Muhlenberg College in Allentown PA. It is there that he received his Bachelor degree in health professions. From there he went on to Temple Medical School in Philadelphia and completed his anesthesia training in Stanford, CA.
He has made so many accomplishments, throughout his career. Some of which include, early leader in office based anesthesia (OBA), the development of Propofol ketamine (PK) anesthesia for OBA 1992, made PK numerically reproducible with addition of brain monitor in 1998. He founded SOFA, Society of Office Anesthesia, later merging with SOBA, Society for Office Based Anesthesia.
He was chosen first of 40,000 US anesthesiologists to write & edit the first textbook on Cosmetic Surgery Anesthesia, published by Cambridge University Press in 2007, translated into Portuguese 2009 & Mandarin Chinese 2015.
He won the US Congressional Award of Special Recognition to improve safety of US troops. He was extensively published AND subsequently cited in the literature and anesthesia textbooks as well as Volunteer clinical faculty @ USC & UCI
Dr. Barry Friedberg now lives in Southern CA with an office based anesthesia private practice. He is the founder & president of non-profit Goldilocks Anesthesia Foundation, dedicated to making brain monitoring a standard of care.