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Alan Freeman, MD

Name: Alan Freeman, MD

Email: afreema@emory.edu

Undergrad Institution; Degree and Major:

Georgia State University - BS in Biology

Medical School:

Medical College of Georgia

In practice since:

1984

Your Specialty:

Neurology

Where and for how many years did you train AFTER medical school:

Total of seven years:

  • Internship in Louisville, KY
  • Residency at Medical College of Virginia
  • Fellowships at MCV and Emory

How did you choose your specialty?

I had a fascination with the nervous system

What do you like MOST, and like LEAST, about your specialty?

  • Most – In addition to the good research opportunities, I like the continuous care of patients and making a difference in their lives. 
  • Least - Some diseases in this specialty do not have good treatments/outcomes.

In your opinion, what attributes are important in anyone choosing this specialty?

Patience – Oftentimes there is no quick fixes to many neurologic diseases.

Hobbies/special interests:

  • Running
  • Sports
  • Reading novels