Richard Freeman, MD
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

MD, Thomas Jefferson University
BA, Franklin & Marshall College
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Dr. Freeman received his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College and completed his internship and residency in surgery, as well as his fellowship in transplantation, through the Harvard Surgical Service at BIDMC (formerly known as New England Deaconess Hospital). Dr. Freeman received his master’s degree in Healthcare Leadership (MHL) from Brown University in 2020. Among his numerous academic achievements, he has participated as Principal Investigator in 30 clinical trials, and has been author on more than 300 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters and abstracts.

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  1. Vega EA, Agudile E, Salirrosas O, Chirban AM, Brauner E, Crocker A, Freeman R, Sorescu GP, Odisio BC, Conrad C. Clinical outcomes and cost of open, laparoscopic, and percutaneous ablation for hepatocellular carcinoma. J Surg Oncol. 2023 Oct; 128(5):812-822.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37395114
  2. Chirban AM, Vega EA, Kutlu OC, Mellado S, Kozyreva O, Zauls AJ, Panettieri E, Salirrosas O, Freeman R, Conrad C. R1 pancreatic cancer patients benefit from chemoradiation when initiation of adjuvant therapy is delayed. Surg Oncol. 2023 Aug; 49:101961.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37321066; DOI: 10.1016/j.suronc.2023.101961;
  3. Panettieri E, Vega EA, Chirban AM, Salirrosas O, Clancy TE, Malek A, Freeman R, Conrad C. Anatomic Laparoscopic Partial Hepatectomy of a Segment 4a B-Catenin Mutated Adenoma. Ann Surg Oncol. 2023 Jul; 30(7):4234-4235.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36752966
  4. Mellado S, Vega EA, Abudalou M, Kutlu OC, Salehi O, Li M, Kozyreva O, Freeman R, Conrad C. Trends in Preoperative Chemotherapy Utilization for Proximal Pancreatic Cancer: Are We Making Progress? J Gastrointest Surg. 2022 Aug; 26(8):1-7.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35508681
  5. Salehi O, Vega EA, Mellado S, Core MJ, Li M, Kozyreva O, Kutlu OC, Freeman R, Conrad C. High-Quality Surgery for Gallbladder Carcinoma: Rare, Associated with Disparity, and Not Substitutable by Chemotherapy. J Gastrointest Surg. 2022 Jun; 26(6):1241-1251.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35396641
  6. Vega EA, Mellado S, Salehi O, Freeman R, Conrad C. Treatment of Resectable Gallbladder Cancer. Cancers (Basel). 2022 Mar 10; 14(6).View Related Profiles. PMID: 35326566; PMCID: PMC8945892; DOI: 10.3390/cancers14061413;
  7. Vega EA, Kutlu OC, Salehi O, Alarcon SV, Abudalou M, Kozyreva O, Krishnan S, Lee D, Freeman R, Conrad C. The impact of chemotherapy sequencing on resectable pancreatic cancer by stage. Surg Oncol. 2022 Mar; 40:101694.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34973593; DOI: 10.1016/j.suronc.2021.101694;
  8. Salehi O, Vega EA, Kutlu OC, Lunsford K, Freeman R, Ladin K, Alarcon SV, Kazakova V, Conrad C. Poorly differentiated hepatocellular carcinoma: resection is equivalent to transplantation in patients with low liver fibrosis. HPB (Oxford). 2022 Jul; 24(7):1100-1109.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34969618; DOI: 10.1016/j.hpb.2021.12.001;
  9. Salehi O, Kazakova V, Vega EA, Kutlu OC, Alarcon SV, Freeman R, Kozyreva O, Conrad C. Selection criteria for minimally invasive resection of intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma-a word of caution: a propensity score matched analysis using the national cancer database. Surg Endosc. 2022 Jul; 36(7):5382-5391.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34750709; DOI: 10.1007/s00464-021-08842-y;
  10. Ruf A, Dirchwolf M, Freeman RB. From Child-Pugh to MELD score and beyond: Taking a walk down memory lane. Ann Hepatol. 2022 Jan-Feb; 27(1):100535. PMID: 34560316; DOI: 10.1016/j.aohep.2021.100535;
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2009 International Liver Translant Society: Rising Star Mentorship Award
2008-2009 Tufts University School of Medicine: Excellence in Teaching
2007-2014 Best Doctors in America Award
2006 New England Medical Center: Oliver Smith Award for Excellence, Compassion and Service
2006-2007 America's Top Surgeons
2004 America's Top Surgeons
2003-2006 Best Doctors in America Award
2003 International Health Professional of the Year
1999 Tufts University School of Medicine: Citation for Excellence in Teaching
1999-2001 New England Medical Center : Oliver Smith Award for Excellence, Compassion and Service
1998-2003 Tufts University School of Medicine: Citation for Excellence in Teaching
1983 Lang Medical Publications,: Award for Clinical Excellence
1982 Sigma Xi: Research Award
1980 American Diabetes Foundation : Summer Research Award
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