DepartmentsNeurosurgeryNeurologySurgerySpecialty GroupsBrain Tumor ProgramCerebrovascular Diseases and Critical CareLocationJacksonville, FloridaLanguagesEnglishExisting patientsSend a secure message via patient portal Appointments 904-953-0856 Request an appointment online Biographical summaryDr. Freeman is an international renown expert in neurological and neurosurgical emergencies, acute stroke/cerebrovascular diseases, neurohospital medicine, and neurocritical care given his 3-shield scholarly work in advancing patient care, education, and research. Dr. Freeman's primary interests are centered around precision medicine of brain-injury and stroke, and in particular hemorrhage stroke, and intraventricular drug discovery, translation, and application. Dr. Freeman was part of the international CLEAR III steering committee and pioneered several innovative brain-injection drug methodologies with global scientific collaborators. Dr. Freeman holds the academic rank of Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery at Mayo Clinic, and has appointments within the Departments of Neurosurgery, Neurology, and Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Freeman has more than 230 peer-reviewed National Library of Medicine publications, and has four textbooks, including one by Cambridge and another by Oxford on hospital neurology, critical care, and neurological emergencies. Dr. Freeman is the founding Neurosciences ICU medical director at Mayo Clinic in Florida, and one of the co-directors of the Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Stroke Center. Dr. Freeman is the Program Director for two separate neurocritical care fellowships one with the United Council of Neurological Subspecialties (UCNS) and other with the Society of Neurological Surgeons (SNS). He has obtained numerous honors and awards including the Mayo Clinic Distinguished Educator award in 2015, and the Mayo Clinic Enterprise Program Director award in 2016 and is among the most prolific educators in CPD (Continuous Professional Development) content creation and design in the neurosciences. Dr. Freeman's other research interests include health economics and he Co-Chaired the national WorkForce Task Force for the American Academy of Neurology in 2012-2015 nationally. He is also interested in advancing population and individualized medicine using robotic telemedicine and mobile health Apps. Dr. Freeman is also a Mayo Clinic Gold Quality Fellow which is an honor and distinction for his high level of quality improvement initiatives with impact within and beyond Mayo Clinic's walls and can be utilized by other health care systems, including a Harvard Business Review article using precision medicine in stroke care (https://hbr.org/2018/10/lessons-from-mayo-clinics-redesign-of-stroke-care). Conditions treatedAtrial fibrillationCerebrovascular diseaseIntracranial hemorrhageNeuropathyStrokeSubarachnoid hemorrhage Procedures performedBotox injectionBronchoscopyEEGEndotracheal intubationLumbar puncturePercutaneous tracheostomySedationTracheostomyTranscranial Doppler test InterestsNeurocritical careCerebrovascular disorders and strokeAneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhageIntracerebral and intraventricular hemorrhageHospital neurologyAcute Brain injury and ComaAtrial fibrillationCritical illnessCerebrospinal fluid disorders, hydrocephalusExternal Ventricular drain and lumbar drainageMinimally invasive surgery for intracerebral hemorrhagePrecision medicineEEGClinical informaticsClinical education scienceMachine learning and artificial intelligence Mayo Clinic locations Jacksonville, Florida Driving Directions More info Billing & insurance Accessibility services Education2006Fellow - Critical Care NeurologyMayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science2005ResidentNeurology, Programs in Florida, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine2005Resident - NeurologyMayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science2002ResidentTransitional Year, Programs in Florida, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine2002Transitional InternshipMayo Clinic in Florida2001MDUniversity of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio1996BSc - Molecular and Cellular Biology major.University of Texas, DallasShow more education Activities and honorsCertifications2021Neurological Critical CareAmerican Board of Psychiatry and Neurology2007Neurocritical CareUnited Council of Neurologic Subspecialities2006NeurologyAmerican Board of Psychiatry and NeurologyShow more certificationsAwards and honors2022Richard A. Berger Humanitarian AwardMayo Clinic2020FL Tops Docs 2020USA Top Docs20192020 A.B. Baker Teacher Recognition AwardAmerican Academy of Neurology2019Who's Who in Medicine Higher EducationAcademicKeys2019Excellence in Administration and Leadership at the Legacy LevelMayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science2018Top Reviewer for 2017-2018Neurocritical Care Journal2018Outstanding Course DirectorMayo School of Continuous Professional Development2015Outstanding Inpatient Educator Award, Mayo Clinic Neurology ResidencyOutstanding Educator2015Fellowship of the Neurocritical Care SocietyNeurocritical Care Society2015Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology (FAAN)American Academy of Neurology2015Outstanding Course Director, Mayo School of Continuous Professional DevelopmentOutstanding Course Directors for 2015, Mayo Clinic Enterprise2015Mayo Clinic Distinguished EducatorMayo Clinic College of Medicine2014Innovation and Collaboration AwardMayo School of Continuous Professional Development2013Neurocritical Care Society Presidential Citation AwardNeurocritical Care Society20122012 Health Care Hero - PhysicianJacksonville Business Journal2011Teaching Recognition AwardNeurology Residency Program, Department of Neurology2010Outstanding Course DirectorMayo School of Continuous Professional Development, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration2008Outstanding Regular Scheduled Series Director AwardNeurocritical Care Conference, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration2008Outstanding Regularly Scheduled Series Course Director AwardMayo School of Continuous Professional Development, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration2007Robert H. and Clarice Smith/M.L. Simpson Foundation Trust Research FellowshipAwarding Organization2005Palatucci Advocacy Leadership ScholarAmerican Academy of Neurology2005Mayo Brothers Distinguished Fellowship AwardMayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration2005Travel ScholarshipAmerican Academy of Neurology2005Dr. Frank A. Rubino AwardMayo Clinic in Florida2005Distinguished Physician AwardFlorida Medical Association2005RecipientIrene Madrak Award for Excellence in Pediatric Neurology2004Continuing Medical Education Physician's Recognition AwardAmerican Medical Association2004Travel ScholarshipAmerican Academy of Neurology2002Travel ScholarshipAmerican Headache Society1996Graduated with HonorsUniversity of Texas, Dallas1996MemberGolden Key International Honor Society1994 Dean's ListUniversity of Texas1994RecipientDr. John Anthony Leadership Scholarship1994RecipientRedman Scholarship1994Dean's ListCollin College1993President's ListAwarding Organization1992MemberPhi Theta Kappa Honor SocietyShow more awards and honorsProfessional memberships2021 - presentMemberExecutive Operations Team2020 - presentGroup MemberApplied Clinical Informatics Advisory Council2020Lead Stroke Matter Expert and Predictive AnalyticsDartmouth Institute, Intermountain Health Care, Mayo Clinic High Value Health Care Collaboration2019 - presentMemberMayo Library Advisory Committee2018 - presentSubject Matter Expert MemberDartmouth Institute, Intermountain Health Care, Mayo Clinic High Value Health Care Collaboration2018 - presentMemberPharmacogene Variation (PharmVar) NIH Consortium2018 - presentDirectorNeuroscience Department, Vascular NeuroTherapeutics2018 - presentAdvisory Group MemberMayo Clinic Augmented Human Intelligence Advisory Group2018 - presentAdvisory Team MemberFlorida Life Science Incubator2018 - presentSteering CommitteeFlorida Life Science Incubator2018 - presentAcademic MentorPhysician/Scientist Engagement Group, Office of Leadership and Organization Development; Physician/Scientist Engagement Group2018 - presentBoard of DirectorsNeurocritical Care Society2017 - 2019ENLS AmbassadorNeurocritical Care Society2016 - 2019Executive Committee MemberNeurocritical Care Society2016 - presentMemberAmerican Telemedicine Association2016 - presentBoard LiaisonEducational Products Marketing and Outreach Subcommittee, Neurocritical Care Society2016 - 2019Board of DirectorsNeurocritical Care Society2016 - presentMemberFlorida Connected Care Subcommittee2016 - presentMedical Co-DirectorComprehensive Stroke Center2016 - presentSurgical Committee and Comprehensive Stroke Center2015 - presentCo-ChairEducational Products Marketing and Outreach Subcommittee, Neurocritical Care Society2015 - presentProgram DirectorCAST-SNS Neurosurgery Neurocritical Care Fellowship, Department of Education Administration2015 - presentFellowAmerican Academy of Neurology2015 - presentVice ChairSection of Critical Care and Emergency Neurology, American Academy of Neurology2015 - 2020MemberContinuous Professional Development Subcommittee2015 - 2016Medical DirectorNeurovascular Admissions and Transfer Center (ATC)2015 - presentEducatorNeurology Patient Education Physician Liaison Florida2015 - presentAdministrative Board MemberPhillips Board of Innovantive Health2015 - presentPractice Cluster ChairPractice Management and Technology, American Academy of Neurology2015 - presentLiaisonDigital Strategy Committee, American Academy of Neurology2015 - presentMemberMedical Economics and Management Subcommittee, American Academy of Neurology2015 - presentMemberDigital Strategy Committee, American Academy of Neurology2015 - presentMemberFlorida Connected Health, Extramural2015 - presentMemberDigital Strategy Committee, American Academy of Neurology2015 - presentChair/Co-ChairEducational Products Marketing and Outreach Subcommittee, Neurocritical Care Society2014 - 2015Patient Education, Physician LiaisonDepartment of Neurology2014 - 2015MemberSociety of Physician Entrepreneurs2014ModeratorFuture Leaders Forum, Neurocritical Care Society2014 - presentMedical Economics (MEM) Workgroup, American Academy of Neurology2014 - presentNeurology Burnout Workforce Taskforce, American Academy of Neurology2013Director20s, 30s, and 60s, DRG Review Committee, Departments of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Critical Care2013 - 2015MemberCLEAR IVH - Steering Committee, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health2013Fellow MemberRoyal Society of Medicine2013 - presentProgram DirectorUCNS Neurocritical Care Fellowship, Department of Education Administration2012 - 2014MemberCerebrovascular Development Committee, Stroke Council, American Heart Association2012 - presentChairAdvocacy Committee, Neurocritical Care Society2012 - presentTask Force MemberNeurocritical Care Certification Task Force, Neurocritical Care Society2011 - presentCo-ChairAdvocacy Committee, Neurocritical Care Society2010 - 2013Co-ChairWorforce TaskForce, American Academy of Neurology2010Principal AuthorFoundation Formulary Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees2010 - presentCo-DirectorNeurology Grand Rounds, Department of Neurology2010 - presentMemberContinuous Professional Development Committee, Mayo Clinic Florida Committees2010 - presentProgram Co-directorICU EEG Workshop, Neurocritical Care Society2009 - 2012Executive Council MemberAmerican Academy of Neurology2009 - presentMemberResearch Committee, Department of Neurology2008 - presentCourse Co-DirectorMayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration2008 - 2013Co-DirectorSurgical ICU, Department of Critical Care2008 - 2013Executive Committee MemberNeurohospitalist Section, American Academy of Neurology2008 - 2009MemberAllied Health Committee, Mayo Clinic Florida Committees2008 - presentCourse Co-DirectorMayo Clinic Stroke and Cerebrovascular Review Course2007 - 2012Conference DirectorResident Clinical Pathologic Conference, Department of Neurology2007 - presentVice ChairNeurology Curriculum Committee, Department of Neurology2007 - 2013Vice Chair for ResearchDepartment of Critical Care2007 - 2010MemberPharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, St. Luke's Hospital2007 - presentMemberNeurology Assessment Committee, Department of Neurology2007 - presentMemberCritical Care Task Force, Department of Critical Care2007 - presentMemberCritical Care Department Meetings, Department of Critical Care2007 - presentDirectorNeurosciences ICU, Department of Critical Care2007 - presentFounding MemberNeurointensivist, Neurosciences ICU, Department of Critical Care2006 - 2008MemberNeurology and Neurosurgery Practice Team, St. Luke's Hospital2006 - presentMemberEducation Committee, Department of Neurology2006 - presentLiaisonResident Continuum Journal Club, Neurology Education Committee, Mayo Clinic Florida Committees2006 - 2008MemberPharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, Resident Continuum Journal Club, Neurology Education Committee2006 - presentMemberStroke Task Force Committee, Division of Cerebrovascular Diseases, Department of Neurology2006 - presentMemberCritical Care Curriculum, Neurology Education Committee, Mayo Clinic Florida Committees2006 - presentMemberResident Continuum Journal Club, Neurology Education Committee, Mayo Clinic Florida Committees2006 - presentConference DirectorDepartment of Neurology2006 - presentMemberCritical Care Curriculum, Education Committee, Department of Neurology2006 - presentDirectorTranscranial Doppler2006 - presentDirectorNeurocritical Care Conference, Department of Critical Care2006 - presentMemberAdvocacy Committee, Neurocritical Care Society2005 - 2010MemberDistance Learning Work Group, American Academy of Neurology2005 - 2009MemberMeeting Management Committee, American Academy of Neurology2005 - 2006Past ChairConsortium of Residents and Fellows, American Academy of Neurology2005Principal AuthorFoundation Formulary Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees2005 - presentMemberSociety of Critical Care Medicine2004 - 2007MemberPractice Committee, American Academy of Neurology2004 - 2007MemberGraduate Education Committee, American Academy of Neurology2004 - 2005ChairConsortium of Residents and Fellows, American Academy of Neurology2004 - presentMemberNeurocritical Care Society2003 - 2006MemberConsortium of Residents and Fellows, American Academy of Neurology2003 - 2004Chair-ElectConsortium of Residents and Fellows, American Academy of Neurology2003 - presentMemberA.B. Baker Section on Neurological Education, American Academy of Neurology2002 - 2003MemberGoverning Council Seat, Resident and Fellow Section, Florida Medical Association2001 - 2005MemberGraduate Education Subcommittee for Medical and Laboratory Subspecialties, Mayo Clinic Florida Committees2001 - presentMemberFlorida Medical Association2001 - presentMemberTexas Medical Association1997 - presentMemberAmerican Medical Association MemberStroke Practice Committee, Division of Cerebrovascular Diseases, Department of Neurology 20s, 30s, and 60s, DRG Review Committee, Departments of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Critical CareShow more professional membershipsPublicationsSee my publicationsResearch activitiesSee a description of research activities. 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