Biography and Curriculum Vitae

Name: Michael Brandon Freeman, MD, PhD, MBA

Profession: Board Certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

Date and Place of Birth: September 9, 1968 – Dallas, TX

 

  • Bakersfield
Education
Chairman of Surgery Department, San Joaquin Community Hospital, Bakersfield, California
Surgeon-in-Chief, Division of Plastic Surgery, Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield, California
Director of Burn Surgery, Grossman Burn Center, San Joaquin Community Hospital, Bakersfield, California
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas (Fellowship Training)
Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Brown University Providence, Rhode Island (Residency)
Department of General Surgery, Brown University Providence, Rhode Island (Residency)
Department of General Surgery, Brown University Providence, Rhode Island (Internship)
University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE

MD / PhD (Molecular Biology)

Physician Reliance Network, Inc. Director of Operations, Division of Outpatient Transplantation, Dallas, Texas
University of Nebraska, Omaha, NE

MBA (Emphasizing Finance and Economics)

University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE

B.S.

Externships

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Hospital, 1233 York Avenue, New York, NY.  Microvascular/Reconstructive plastic surgery.  Drs. Peter Cordeiro, Mehara, and Disa.

Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan.  Microvascular/Reconstructive and Craniofacial Plastic Surgery.   Drs. Fu-Chen Wei and Yu-Ray Chen.

Royal Adelaide Hospital oHHand Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Adelaide, South Australia.  Cranio-maxillo-facial surgery.  Prof. David David.

Graduate Honors/Awards

Year                Honor/Award

2007                James Barrett Brown Award Manuscript Nomination (6 best manuscripts published in PRS and Annals of Plastic Surgery in 2006)

2005                The Frederick A. Coller Surgical Society Poster Award (NESPS 2005)

2004                Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, 5th Edition

2000                Jerome J. Belzer, M.D. Memorial Scholarship

1999                Edna Ittner Scholarship for Medical Students

1999                Leadership and Diplomacy Award from the Medical School Class of 2001

1998                Ann Thomas Purcell Memorial Scholarship Fund in Medicine

1998                Class of 1957 Distinguished Scholarship Fund

1993                Golden Key National Honor Society (Graduate Student)

1993                Tri-Beta National Honor Society (Graduate Student)

Leadership/Organizational Positions

1.         Class President, Medical School Class of 2001

2.         Student Senate Representative, University of Nebraska Medical Center

3.         Student Curriculum Chairman (Appointed by Dean of Medical College)

4.         Executive Member, Country Club Community Neighborhood Council

5.         City Sprouts Member, Local Gardening Philanthropic Organization

6.         Phi Rho Medical Society Member

7.         Teaching Assistant, History and Physical Diagnosis Training Program

8.         American Medical Association Student Member

9.         Chairman, Class of 2001 Commencement Speaker Committee

Research
Current Research
  • Evaluate segmental epidermal and dermal gene expression through laser microdissection, mRNA extraction, amplification, and microaray chip hybridization genetic profiling and gene annotation to better understand the impact of skin resurfacing on skin rejuvenation.
  • In utero cleft palate repair and midface distraction and the impact of early tissue repair and reorganization on the osteogenic and wound healing potentials in the post-natal period.
Manuscripts / Chapters / Abstracts
  • MB Freeman, R Harshbarger.  Fractures of the Frontal Sinus; Chapter 44.  Plastic Surgery Secrets Plus.  Elsevier Inc. 2010
  • Weinzweig J, Panter K, MB Freeman, et al.  The Fetal Cleft Palate: V. Elucidation of the Mechanism of Palatal Clefting in the Congenital Caprine Model.  PRS 121(4): 1328-34, 2008
  • MB Freeman, R Sullivan, M Migliori, P Sullivan.  Safe, Effective, and Reproducible Rejuvenation of the Deep Superior Upper Eyelid Sulcus:  A Combined Anatomic and Clinical Study.  Submitted, American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, San Deigo 2008
  • MB Freeman, A Harris, P Sullivan, J Weintrub. Form Follows Function: Novice Rhinoplasty.  Accepted Abstract; International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Melbourne, Australia 2008
  • MB Freeman, R Nazerali, V Mehan, P Sullivan: Autologous Fat Augmentation and Sculpting: A Contemporary Reconstructive Adjunct to Secondary Cleft Deformities. 2007 Abstract Submission American Cleft Palate Association.
  • P Sullivan, MB Freeeman, S Stal, et al. Nasal Osteotomies; Chapter 15. Dallas Rhinoplasty. Updated Chapter Edited and Submitted.
  • MB Freeman, A Harris, P Sullivan, J Weintrub. Resident Rhinoplasty: Form-Follows-Function.  2007 Senior Resident Conference, Pasadena, CA
  • MB Freeman, R Harshbarger.  Frontal Sinus Fractures Chapter. J Weinzweig (Ed.), Plastic Surgery Secrets. Philadelphia: Hanle & Belfus, Inc. (New Edition Pending)
  • P Sullivan, MB Freeman, S Schmidt.  Operative Strategies: Contouring the Aging Neck with Submandibular Gland Suspension.  Aesth Surg Journal 26(4): 465-471, July/Aug 2006
  • A Schecter, MB Freeman, D Giri, E Sabo, J Weinzweig.  A Prediction Model Using Mammography to Estimate Risk of Nipple-Areola Complex Involvement in Breast Cancer Patients.  Ann Plast Surg 56: 498-504, 2006 (James Barrett Brown Award Nomination 2006)
  • MB Freeman, S Schmidt, A Harris, J Lee, E Fynn-Thompson, V Mehan, J Weinzweig.  The Impact of Midface Distraction on Collateral Soft Tissues:  A Histologic and  Ultrastructural Evaluation.  2006 Am Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Assoc Annual Meeting, Vancouver, Canada
  • P Sullivan, J Salomon, A Woo, MB FreemanThe Importance of the Retaining Ligamentous Attachments of the Forehead for Selective Eyebrow Reshaping and Forehead Rejuvenation.  Plast Reconstr Surg 117: 95-104, 2006
  • A Schechter, MB Freeman, D Giri, J Weinzweig.  Applicability of the NAC-Sparing Mastectomy: A Prediction Model Using Mammography to Estimate Risk of NAC Involvement in Breast Cancer Patients. 2005 Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons Meeting, Washington, DC
  • Deborah Yu, Jeffrey Weinzweig, Steven R. Buchman, Kip Panter, MB Freeman, John A. Faulkner, Michael C. Hanes, Paul S. Cederna, Lisa M. Larkin. Morphologic and Physiologic Palatal Musculature Differences Between Congenitally-Clefted and Non-Clefted Goat Palates 2005 Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons Meeting, Washington, DC
  • MB Freeman, ST Schmidt, JS Lee, A Harris, M Pereira, Q Wu, J WeinzweigHistologic and Ultrastuctural Changes in Soft Tissues Following Midface Distraction. The Frederick A. Coller Surgical Society Poster Award.  2005 Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons Meeting, Washington, DC
  • M Hanes, D Yu, MB Freeman, J. Weinzweig, et al.  Fatigue and Contractile Properties of Single Permeabilized Palatal Muscle Fibers from Congenitally-Clefted Palates of Spanish Goats.  2005 American Society of Plastic Reconstructive Surgery, Chicago, IL.
  • MB Freeman, ST Schmidt, JS Lee, A Harris, Q Wu, J Weinzweig.  Histologic Changes Dimenstrated in Soft Tissue Following Midface Distraction.  2005 Plastic Surgery Research Council, Toronto, Ontario (Canada).  Oral Presentation.
  • MB Freeman, ST Schmidt, JS Lee, A Harris, M Pereira, Q Wu, J Weinzweig.  The Impact of Midface Distraction Forces on Associated Soft Tissue Elements. .  2005 American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, Myrtle Beach, SC.
  • D Yu, J Weinzweig, K Panter, MB Freeman, JA Faulkner, MC Hanes, PS Cederna, LM Larkin:  Morphologic and Physiologic Characteristics of the Levator Veli Palatini in Congenitally-Clefted and Non-Clefted Goat Palates.  2005 American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, Myrtle Beach, SC.
  • MC Hanes, J Weinzweig, K Panter, MB Freeman, JA Faulkner, D Yu, LM Larkin, PS Cederna:  Single Permeabilized Fibers Contractile Properties of Palatal Muscles from Congenitally-Clefted and Normal Palates of Spanish Caprine Goats.  2005 American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, Myrtle Beach, SC.
  • MB Freeman, P Johnson, D Robbins, R Hollins:  Hard Tissue Replacement (HTR) Augmentation in Patients with Complex Craniofacial Defects.  2001 American Association of Neurological Surgeons Abstract.
  • MB Freeman, JM Vose, CL Bennett, JR Anderson, A Kessinger, K Turner, J Pierson, MR Bishop, P Bierman, JO Armitage: Costs of Care Associated with High-Dose Therapy and Autologous Transplantation for non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma: Results from the University of Nebraska Medical Center 1989-1995. Bone Marrow Transplant 1999, 24: 679-684.
  • J Fay, S Jones, L Pineiro, J Lynch, R Herzig, R Collins, N Christiansen, MB Freeman, G Herzig:  The Treatment of Metastatic Breast Cancer with Intensive Carboplatin, Thiotepa, Cyclophosphamide and Autologous Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation:  A Phase II Trial of the North American Marrow Transplant Group.  1996 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Abstract.
  • PJ Bierman, JR Anderson, MB Freeman, JM Vose, A Kessinger, MR Bishop, JO Armitage:  High-Dose Chemotherapy followed by Autologous Hematopoietic Rescue for Hodgkin’s Disease Patients following First Relapse after Chemotherapy.  Annals of Oncology 1996, 7: 151-156.
  • MB FreemanCost Analysis of High-Dose Chemotherapy (HDC) and Autologous Transplantation for Patients with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (NHL):  Effects of Supportive Care Changes.  Oncology Review (Newsletter reporting highlights from major international conferences to Oncologists/Hematologists by Amgen Roche) 1997.
  • MB FreemanShift to Outpatient Care Dramatically Lowers Transplant Cost in NHL.  Oncology News International (Periodical for cancer specialists) 1997.
  • MB Freeman, JM Vose, JR Anderson, A Kessinger, K Turner, P Bierman, JO Armitage:  Cost Analysis of High-Dose Chemotherapy (HDC) and Autologous Transplantation for Patients with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (NHL):  Effects of Supportive Care Changes.  1997 ASCO Abstract.
  • P Bierman, MB Freeman, S Barrios, J Vose, M Bishop, J Pierson, A Kessinger, and J Armitage:  An Apparent Advantage with the Use of Consolidative Radiation Therapy (XRT) Following Autologous Transplantation for Hodgkin’s Disease (HD).  1995 American Society of Bone Marrow Transplantation Abstract.
  • J Fay, S Jones, J Lynch, R Herzig, N Christiansen, L Pineiro, R Collins Jr., MB Freeman, G Herzig:  The Treatment of Primary Breast Cancer with Intensive Thiotepa (TPA), Cyclophosphamide (CPA) and Hematopoietic Stem Cell (HSC) Transplantation-A Phase II Trial of the North American Marrow Transplant Group.  1995 ASCO Abstract/Presentation.
  • MB Freeman, J Anderson, J Vose, M Bishop, A Kessinger, J Pierson, J Armitage, P Bierman.  High-Dose Chemotherapy with Autologous Hematopoietic Rescue for Hodgkin’s Disease (HD) Following First Relapse After Chemotherapy.  Student Research Forum Abstract 1993.
  • P Bierman, J Anderson, J Vose, MB Freeman, M Bishop, A Kessinger, and J Armitage:  High-Dose Chemotherapy with Autologous Hematopoietic Rescue for Hodgkin’s Disease (HD) Following First Relapse After Chemotherapy.  1993 ASCO Abstract/Presentation.
  • M Bishop, P Bierman, J Vose, J Anderson, J Pierson, MB Freeman, A Kessinger, J Armitage:  Long-Term Analysis of Hodgkin’s Disease Patients Obtaining Complete Remission After High-Dose Therapy with Autologous Hematopoietic Support.  1993 ASCO Abstract/Presentation.
  • M Bishop, P Bierman, J Vose, J Anderson, J Pierson, MB Freeman, A Kessinger, J Armitage.  Analysis of Survival and Complications in Hodgkin’s Disease Patients Obtaining Complete Remission Following Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation.  1993 American Society of Hematology (ASH) Abstract.
  • P Bierman, J Vose, J Anderson, M Bishop, J Pierson, MB Freeman, J Armitage, A Kessinger.  Comparison of Autologous Bone Marrow Transplantation (ABMT) with Peripheral Stem Cell Transplantation (PSCT) for Patients (Pts) with Hodgkin’s Disease (HD).  1993 ASH Abstract.
Oral Presentations
  • “Cost Analysis of High-Dose Chemotherapy and Autologous Transplantation for Patients with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma: Effects of Supportive Care Changes,” American Society of Clinical Oncologists, Denver, Colorado 1997.
  • “Introduction to Stem Cell Transplantation,” Dallas County Chapter of Medical Assistants, Medical City Hospital, Dallas, Texas 1995.
  • “A Proposal for an Economic Cost-Benefit Analysis of Bone Marrow Transplantation,” 28th Annual Fall Conference of the Nebraska Economics and Business Association, Omaha, 1995.
  • “Regimen Related Organ Toxicities in Autologous Bone Marrow/Peripheral Stem Cell Transplant Recipients,” University of Nebraska-Omaha Faculty Seminar, 1994.
  • “Length of Initial Remission and Administration of Cytoreductive Salvage Chemotherapy as Predictors of Transplant Survival,” Lymphoma Study Group’s Annual Clinicopathologic Research Meeting, University of Nebraska Medical Center,1994.
  • “High-Dose Chemotherapy with Autologous Hematopoietic Rescue for Hodgkin’s Disease (HD) Following First Relapse After Chemotherapy,” University of Nebraska Medical Center Student Research Forum, 1993.