University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Department of Surgery

Bio for Kalev Freeman, M.D., Ph.D.
Kalev Freeman, M.D., Ph.D.

Kalev Freeman, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Surgical Research
Department of Surgery
Link to Freeman Lab

Contact Information
Office Location:
Surgery Dept., Given D319


PhD, Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, University of Colorado, Boulder,CO  (2000)
M.D., University of Colorado School of Medicine, Boulder, CO (2003)
Internship in Surgery, University of Colorado (2003-2004)
Residency in Emergency Medicine, Boston University, Boston, MA (2004-2007)

Academic Appointments

Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 2011 - present
Research Assistant Professor  Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 2007 - 2011

Awards and Honors

James E. Demeules Surgical Research Award  2011
University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

James E. Demeules Surgical Research Award  2010
University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

David A. Frommer Award for Academic Excellence  2007
Boston Medical Center,Boston, MA


Watts R, Thomas A, Filippi CG, Nickerson JP, Freeman K. Potholes and molehills: bias in the diagnostic performance of diffusion-tensor imaging in concussion. Radiology. 2014 Jul;272(1):217-23.

Moody BJ, Liberman C, Zvara P, Smith PP, Freeman K, Zvarova K. Acute lower urinary tract dysfunction (LUTD) following traumatic brain injury (TBI) in rats. Neurourol Urodyn. 2013 Aug 29. doi: 10.1002/nau.22470. [Epub ahead of print]

Larochelle N, O'Keefe M, Wolfson D, Freeman K. Cellular technology improves transmission success of pre-hospital electrocardiograms. Am J Emerg Med. 2013 Sep 25. pii: S0735-6757(13)00479-8. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2013.07.032. [Epub ahead of print]

Jones CA, Petrozzino JJ, Hoesche J, Krol EM, Freeman K. Perceptions about time for normalization of international normalized ratio in patients requiring acute warfarin reversal when using fresh-frozen plasma. Am J Emerg Med. 2013 May;31(5):878-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2013.01.018. Epub 2013 Mar 9.

Moore HB, Loomis SB, Destigter KK, Mann-Gow T, Dorf L, Streeter MH, Ebert GM, Crookes BA, Leffler SM, O'Keefe MF, Freeman K. Airway, breathing, computed tomographic scanning: duplicate computed tomographic imaging after transfer to trauma center. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2013 Mar;74(3):813-7. doi: 10.1097/TA.0b013e3182789399.

Larson BA, Stockwell D, Boas S, Andrews T, Wellman G, Lockette W, Freeman K. Cardiac reactive oxygen species after traumatic brain injury. Journal of Surgical Research 2012; 173(2):e73-381.

Blum JA, Freeman K, Dart RC, Cooper RJ. Requirements and Definitions in Conflict of Interest Policies of
Medical Journals. JAMA 2009; 302(20):1-5.

Freeman K, Feldman JA. Cocaine, myocardial infarction, and beta blockade: Time to rethink the equation? Annals of Emergency Medicine 2007; DOI: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2007.08.020.

Freeman K, Feldman JA, Mitchell P, Donovan J, Dyer KS, Eliseo L, White L, Temin E. Effects of presentation and electrocardiogram on time-to-treatment of hyperkalemia, Academic Emergency Medicine 2008, 5(3):239-49.

Freeman K, Dewitz A, Baker W.  Ultrasound-guided hip arthrocentesis in the emergency department. American Journal of Emergency Medicine 2007, 25: 80-86.