Speaker Biography

Dr. Freeman is the Chief Medical Officer, Temple University Health System; Vice Dean of Health Care Systems and Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Temple University School of Medicine; and President and CEO of the Temple Center for Population Health, LLC, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She holds a medical degree from Michigan State University, and Master of Science degrees in biochemistry

(Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan), and health care administration (University of Wisconsin, Madison). She completed both her residency in internal medicine and fellowship in endocrinology and metabolism at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota.

Board certified in internal medicine, endocrinology/metabolism, and medical management, Dr. Freeman has extensive leadership experience in hospital administration, consumer-driven health care and urban health care delivery systems. She is a Fellow of the American College of Physician Executives and served a three-year term on its Board of Directors. She is a Fellow of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and a Member of the American College of Medical Quality. Dr. Freeman serves on the Health Technology Assessment External Advisory Committee at the ECRI Institute, and the Physician Advisory Group at the Hospital Association of Pennsylvania.

Prior to becoming the Chief Medical Officer at Temple University Hospital, Dr. Freeman served as the Chief Medical Officer for Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford, Connecticut, where she was an Assistant Dean at the University of Connecticut Medical School and taught healthcare quality and safety classes for the executive MBA program at the University of Hartford. Dr. Freeman held the same position at Regions Hospital and HealthPartners in Minnesota, where she was also the Chief of Endocrinology.

Dr. Freeman has authored papers on thyroid disease, diabetes, administrative medicine and consumer driven health plans and has recently made presentations on the implementation of population health; the implications of health care reform on safety net hospitals; creating high value care; engaging residents in quality and patient safety; professionalism in medicine; and unit-based accountable care models. She teaches population health, quality and patient safety at Temple University School of Medicine and at the Jefferson School of Population Health.

Start Date

12-6-2014 11:00 AM

End Date

12-6-2014 11:45 AM

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Public Health Commons


Dec 6th, 11:00 AM Dec 6th, 11:45 AM

Quality and Safety in the Urban Environment