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Bradley D. Freeman, MD

  • Professor of Surgery

Medical School

Duke University, 1988

Post Doctoral Education

Internal Medicine - Duke University Medical Center, 1988-1991

General Surgery - Washington University Medical Center, 1991-1997

Critical Care - National Institutes of Health, 1993-1995

Board Certifications

General Surgery, Internal Medicine, and Critical Care Medicine

Clinical Interests

Dr. Freeman specializes in elective and emergency general surgery and trauma.

Research Interests

NIGMS, AHRQ, American College of Surgeons
Ethical considerations in the application of genetic technology to the care of the critically ill patient, use of clinical simulation in teaching and assessing clinical competency, and optimizing use of tracheostomy in the setting of acute respiratory failure.

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Patients Seen At

Surgical and Wound Care Clinic
Barnes Center for Outpatient Health
4901 Forest Park Ave.
Floor 3, Suite 340
St. Louis, MO 63108
Fax: 314-362-5743

Contact Information

Barnes - Jewish Hospital
One Barnes-Jewish Hospital Plaza, Suite 14107
St. Louis, MO 63110
(314) 362-1064

Selected Publications

Iverson E, Celious A, Kennedy C, Shehane E, Eastman A, Warren V, Freeman BD. Factors affecting stress experienced by surrogate decision-makers for critically ill patients: Implications for nursing practice. Intensive Critical Care Nursing. 2014 Apr;30(2):77-85.

Freeman BD, Stwalley D, Lambert D, Edler J, Medvedev S, Hohmann SF, Kymes SM. High resource utilization does not affect mortality in acute respiratory failure patients managed with tracheostomy. Respiratory Care. 2013 Nov;58(11):1995-6.

Leinicke JA, Elmore L, Freeman BD, Colditz GA. Operative management of rib fractures in the stting of flail chest: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Annals of Surgery. 2013;258:914-921.

Iverson E, Celious A, Kennedy CR, Shehane E, Eastman A, Warren V, Freeman BD. Perspectives of surrogate decision makers for critically ill patients regarding gene variation research. Genetics in Medicine. 2013;15(5):368-373.

Freeman BD, Morris PE. Concise Definitive Review: Tracheostomy practice in adults with acute respiratory failure. Critical Care Medicine. 2012;40:2890-2896.

Iverson E, Celious A, Kennedy CR, Shehane E, Eastman A, Warren V, Bolcic-Jankovic D, Clarridge B, Freeman BD. Real-time perspectives of surrogate decision makers regarding critical illness research - findings of focus group participants. Chest. 2012; 142(6):1433-1439.

Iverson E, Celious A, Shehane E, Kennedy CR, Oerke M, Warren V, Eastman A, Freeman BD. Brief Report: Critical Illness Research Involving Collection of Genomic Data - The conundrum posed by low levels of genomic literacy among surrogate decision-makers for critically ill patients. Journal of Empirical Research in Human Research Ethics. 2013 July;8(3):23-57.

Freeman BD, Kennedy CR, Bolcic-Jankovic D, Eastman A, Iverson E, Shehane E, Celious A, Barillas J, Clarridge B. Brief Report: Considerations in the construction of a quantative instrument to assess attitudes regarding critical illness genetic variation research. Journal of Empirical Research in Human Research Ethics. 2012;7(1):58-70.

Hamilton NA, Klieninger AN, Woodhouse J, Freeman BD, Murray D, Klingensmith ME. Video review improves team function in high-fidelity simulated trauma resuscitation. Journal of Surgical Eduction. 2012 May-June;69(3):428-31.

Freeman BD. Should tracheostomy practice in the setting of trauma be standardized? Current Opinion in Anesthesiology. 2011;24:188-194.

Zhou B, Xy W, Herndon D, Tompkins R, Davis R, Xiao W, Wong WH, Toner M, Warren HS, Schoenfeld DA, Rahme L, McDonald-Smith GP, Hayden D, Mason P, Fagan S, Yu YM, Cobb JP, Remick DG, Mannick JA, Lederer JA, Gamelli RL, Silver GM, West MA, Shapiro MB, Smith R, Camp DG, Qian W, Story J, Mindrinos M, Tibshirani R, Lowry S, Calvano S, Chaudry I, Cohen M, Moore EE, Johnson J, Moldawer LL, Baker HV, Efron PA, Balis UGJ, Billiar TR, Ochoa JB, Sperry JL, Miller-Graziano CL, De AK, Bankey PE, Finnerty CC, Jeschke M, Minei JP, Arnoldo BD, Hunt JL, Horton J, Brownstein B, Freeman BD, Maier RV, Nathens AB, Cuschieri J, Gibran N, Klein M, O'Keefe G. Analysis of factorial time-course microarrays with application to a clinical study of burn injury. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA. 2010 June 1;107(22):9923-8.

Freeman BD, Kennedy CR, Frankel HL, Clarridge B, Bolcic-Jankovic D, Iverson E, Shehane E, Celious A, Zehnbauer B, Buchman TG. Ethical considerations in the collection of genetic data from critically ill patients: what do published studies reveal about potential directions for future research? Pharmacogenomics Journal. 2010;10:77-85.

Hamilton N, Freeman BD, Woodhouse J, Ridley C, Murray D, Klingensmith ME. Team behavior during trauma resuscitation: A simulation-based performance assessment. Journal of Graduate Medical Education. 2009 Dec.;253-259.

Freeman BD, Kennedy C, Coopersmith CM, Buchman TG. Examination of non-clinical factors affecting tracheostomy practice in an academic surgical intensive care unit. Critical Care Medicine. 2009;37;3070-3078.

Freeman BD, Kennedy CR, Robertson TE, Coopersmith CM, Schallom L, Sona C, Cracchiolo L, Schuerer DJE, Boyle WA, Buchman TG. Tracheostomy protocol: Experience with development and potential utility. Critical Care Medicine. 2008 June;36(6):1742-1748.

Freeman BD, Dixon DJ, Coopersmith CM, Zehnbauer BA, Buchman TG. Pharmacoepidemiology of QT-prolonging drug administration in critically ill patients. Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety. 2008;17(10):971-981.

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Rowland K, Freeman BD. Common Surgical Procedures. In: Klingensmith et al. (eds.). Washington University Manual of Surgery. 6th edition. Boston: Little, Brown and Co.; 2012.

Freeman BD. Indications for and Management of Tracheostomy. In: Abraham E et al. (eds.). Textbook of Critical Care. 5th edition. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders Co.; 2011.

Freeman BD: Fluid and Electrolyte Abnormalities. In: Mulholland M, Doherty GM (eds.). Complications in Surgery. 2nd edition. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins; 2011

Freeman BD Commentary on "Genetic Influence on Response and Outcome" by O’Keefe, GE. In: Feliciano, Mattox, Moore (eds.). Trauma. New York: McGraw Hill, Inc.; 2008.

Freeman BD, Banks S, Natanson C. Using Secondary Data in Statistical Analysis. In: Gallin J (ed.). Principles and Practices in Clinical Research. 2nd edition. Academic Press; 2007.