Richard Freeman, MD

Voluntary Professor, Surgery

Richard Freeman
72 E. Concord Street


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.


  • Thomas Jefferson University, MD
  • Franklin & Marshall College, BA
  • Brown University, MHL


  • Published on 2/8/2023

    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 Feb 08. PMID: 36752966.

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  • Published on 5/4/2022

    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. PMID: 35508681.

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  • Published on 4/8/2022

    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. PMID: 35396641.

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  • Published on 3/10/2022

    Vega EA, Mellado S, Salehi O, Freeman R, Conrad C. Treatment of Resectable Gallbladder Cancer. Cancers (Basel). 2022 Mar 10; 14(6). PMID: 35326566.

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  • Published on 12/16/2021

    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. PMID: 34973593.

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  • Published on 12/10/2021

    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. PMID: 34969618.

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  • Published on 11/8/2021

    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. PMID: 34750709.

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  • Published on 9/22/2021

    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.

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  • Published on 9/17/2021

    Vega EA, Salehi O, Loewenthal JV, Kutlu OC, Vellayappan U, Freeman R, Pomposelli F, Asbun HJ, Gayet B, Conrad C. Strategic response to bleeding in laparoscopic hepato-pancreato-biliary surgery: an intraoperative checklist. HPB (Oxford). 2022 Apr; 24(4):452-460. PMID: 34598880.

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  • Published on 8/16/2021

    Kulshrestha S, Vigneswaran WT, Pawlik TM, Baker MS, Luchette FA, Raad W, Abdelsattar ZM, Freeman RK, Grenda T, Lubawski J. Assessment of Textbook Outcome After Surgery for Stage I/II Non-small Cell Lung Cancer. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022; 34(4):1351-1359. PMID: 34411699.

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