Dr. Freedman was born February 6, 1955 in Chelsea, Massachusetts. He received his BA from Boston University, his PhD from Yale University School of Medicine in the section of Cell Biology, and his MD from University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Dr. Freedman did his internship, residency and fellowship in gastroenterology at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital and a postdoctoral fellowship at Yale University School of Medicine. From 1993 to 1995, he was part of the Clinical Investigator Training Program at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Freedman has been a Physician at BI Deaconess Medical Center in Boston since 1991 and Director of the Pancreas Center since 1998. In 2002, Dr. Freedman was named Trustee at Harvard Medical School, Harvard Clinical Research Institute, and also became Chief of the Division of Translational Research at BI Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.
Being the Chair of NPF’s Grant Review Council is only one of the many commitments of time and energy that Dr. Freedman devotes to NPF, in spite of an incredible schedule. Dr. Freedman joined the NPF Board of Directors in 2000 and immediately advocated for the organization’s mission by giving public credit to NPF when presenting abstracts at the annual American Pancreatic Association and DDW meetings. He has also been instrumental in obtaining financial support from healthcare and pharmaceutical companies to sponsor NPF seminars and workshops.
Dr. Freedman lives in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts and is becoming an expert in playing the conga drums.