Gary E. Freed, D.O.’73, FAAP, FACOP

Gary E. Freed, D.O.’73, FAAP, FACOP, joined the Suwanee, GA, campus of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine as a clinical professor in clinical education. He has special interests in infant apnea, safe sleep and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and serves on the board of directors of Safe Kids Georgia, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing unintentional injury in children. He is active in both state and national organizations involved in SIDS research and parental counseling. Freed completed a residency in pediatrics at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia and was a general pediatrician in private practice for nine years before completing a fellowship in neonatology at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine. He became a faculty member at Emory University School of Medicine in 1990 and served as director of the term and intermediate care nurseries at Grady Memorial Hospital until 1996 when he started the Apnea Center at Egleston Hospital in Atlanta. In 2001, he began a 10-year stint as director of the Pediatric Sleep Laboratory. Freed became a full-time professor at Emory in 2002. He also was the clerkship director for pediatrics at Emory from 1993 until 2007.

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