Our Doctors - Retina Specialists Lakeland Winter Haven
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Our Doctors

Scott M. Friedman, M.D.

Dr. Friedman is the founder of Florida Retina Consultants and has been serving patients in Central Florida for over 20 years. He is fellowship trained in Retina and Vitreous and is board certified in Ophthalmology. Dr. Friedman provides state-of-the-art care with compassion for his patients.


Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Dr. Friedman lives in Lakeland, Fla. He has completed several marathons, including Boston and enjoys all sports, musical theater and traveling.

  • Bachelor of Arts with Honors, University of Missouri, Columbia

  • Doctor of Medicine with Honors, University of Missouri, Columbia

  • Residency-Ophthalmology, University of Missouri, Columbia

  • Fellowship-Retina &Vitreous, Northwestern University Medical School

  • Former Assistant Professor and head of Retina Division-Ophthalmology Department University of Florida-Gainesville and Shands Hospital

  • Current Assistant Clinical Professor-Ophthalmology Department, University of South Florida-Tampa

Noteworthy Accomplishments
  • Phi Beta Kappa

  • Alpha Omega Alpha

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology Honor Award (only Retina Doctor in Central Florida with award)

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology Secretariat Award (only Retina Doctor in Central Florida with two awards)

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology task force on Quality in Healthcare

  • Published over 100 peer-reviewed articles in major Ophthalmology journals

  • Lectured at meetings worldwide including four continents

  • Leader in Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research network

  • Principal Investigator for several FDA-approved studies looking a new treatments for retinal diseases.

Professional Associations
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology

  • American Medical Association

  • American College of Surgeons, Fellow

  • Association for Research & Vision in Ophthalmology

  • American Society of Retina Specialists (formerly Vitreous Society)

  • Retina Society (only full-time doctor in Central Florida)

  • Florida Society of Ophthalmology

  • Polk County Medical Association

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Nader Moinfar, M.D., M.P.H.

Dr. Moinfar is an ophthalmologist specializing in diseases of the retina, vitreous and macula, including inflammation and uveitis. He has been providing adult and pediatric vitreoretinal care since 2000. He brings the most advanced and promising therapies to his patients at Florida Retina Consultants.


Dr. Moinfar was raised in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. His wife and three children enjoy the outdoors, reading, and hiking.

  • Bachelor of Science, Georgetown University
  • Doctor of Medicine, Medical College of Virginia
  • Internship in Internal Medicine, Georgetown University Medical Center
  • Residency in Ophthalmology, Georgetown University Medical Center
  • Fellowship in Vitreoretinal Disease and Surgery, University of California, Irvine Medical Center
  • Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Central Florida School of Medicine
  • Masters of Public Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Ophthalmology, Diplomate
  • American College of Surgeons, Fellow
Noteworthy Accomplishments
  • National Institutes of Health Intramural Research Training Awards
  • Secretary, Vision Care Section, American Public Health Association
  • International volunteer service, Central America and West Africa
  • Chairman of Ophthalmology, Orlando Regional Medical Center
  • Chief of Ophthalmology, Lakeland Regional Healthcare System
Professional Associations
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology

  • American Society of Retina Specialists

  • American Public Health Association

  • American College of Surgeons