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Gary M. Freedman, MD

Gary M. Freedman, MD Physician

Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Freedman is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

About Dr. G Freedman

Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine's 2011 through 2015 Top Docs issues

Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2014

Clinical Specialties

Specialties:

  • Radiation Oncology

Programs & Services:

  • Cancer
    • Breast Cancer
  • Radiation Oncology
    • Breast Cancer

Board Certification:

  • Radiation Oncology, 1998

Conditions & Treatments:

  • Breast Cancer
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ (DCIS)
  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC)
  • Invasive (Infiltrating) Ductal Carcinoma (IDC)
  • Invasive (Infiltrating) Lobular Carcinoma (ILC)
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Other types of Breast Cancer
  • Radiation Treatment
  • Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

Clinical Interests

My academic and clinical practice is limited to breast cancer and I serve clinical chief of the breast service. I was recognized by Penn Medicine for clinical excellence by induction into the Academy of Master Clinicians in 2013. I have been recognized by my peers with the honor of inclusion in the 2009 -2014 editions of America’s Top Doctors, and the 2008 – 2014 America’s Top Doctors for Cancer by Castle Connolly Medical LTD.

Practice Locations and Appointments

  • Penn Radiation Oncology

    Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine Concourse Level 3400 Civic Center Boulevard Philadelphia, PA 19104 800-789-PENN (7366)

    A facility of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Amerihealth
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Medicare
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Care
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: Temple University School of Medicine
Residency: Abington Memorial Hospital
Residency: Fox Chase Cancer Center

Memberships

American Board of Radiology, National American College of Radiology (ACR), National American Radium Society (ARS), National American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO), National American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), National NRG Oncology, National Philadelphia Roentgen Ray Society, Local The Pennsylvania Radiological Society, Local

Affiliation

Dr. Freedman is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Research

Research Interests:

I have an academic focus limited to breast cancer. My research interests have been focused on shortening radiation courses by hypofractionation, intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) with concurrent boost, proton beam radiation, and cardiac effects of radiation therapy/techniques to reduce cardiac dose in breast cancer. I have published over 75 peer-reviewed manuscripts, review articles and book chapters about breast cancer, radiation for early and advanced stage disease, radiation for intact breast and post-mastectomy indications, and radiation therapy techniques and side effects. I am a member of the NRG/RTOG breast cancer steering committee, co-author and co-Radiation Oncology principle investigator for protocol RTOG 1005 A Phase III Trial of Accelerated Whole Breast Irradiation With Hypofractionation Plus Concurrent Boost Versus Standard Whole Breast Irradiation Plus Sequential Boost For Early-Stage Breast Cancer.

Selected Publications:

Freedman, GM: The End of the Beginning of our Understanding About Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation The Breast Journal 20 (2): 113-115,2014.

Moran MS, Schnitt SJ, Giuliano AE, Harris JR, Khan SA, Horton J, Klimberg S, Chavez-Macgregor M, Freedman G, Houssami N, Johnson PL, Morrow M: Society of Surgical Oncology-American Society for Radiation Oncology Consensus Guideline on Margins for Breast-Conserving Surgery With Whole-Breast Irradiation in Stages I and II Invasive Breast Cancer J Clin Oncol 32 : 1507-15,2014.

Edwards C, Gao F, Freedman GM, Margenthaler JA, Fisher C: Margin index: a useful tool for the breast surgeon? Journal of Surgical Research : 2014.

Halyard MY, Harris EER, Bailey L, Bellon JR, Freedman GM, Goyal S, Horst KC, Moran MS, Park CC, Suh WW, Toppmeyer D, Haffty BG: ACR Appropriateness Criteria® Local-Regional Recurrence (LRR) and Salvage Surgery—Breast Cancer Oncology : 157-165,2014.

Badiyan SN, Shah C, Arthur D, Khan AJ, Freedman G, Poppe MM, Vicini FA: Hypofractionated Regional Nodal Irradiation for Breast Cancer: Examining the Data and Potential for Future Studies Radiother Oncol : 2014.

Freedman GM: Topical Agents for Radiation Dermatitis in Breast Cancer: 50 Shades of Red or Same Old, Same Old? Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 90 : 736-8,2014.

Plastaras JP, Berman AT, Freedman, G: Special Cases for Proton Beam Radiotherapy: Reirradiation, Lymphoma, and Breast Cancer Seminars in Oncology 41 : 807-819,2014.

Moran MS, Schnitt SJ, Giuliano AE, Harris JR, Khan SA, Horton J, Klimberg S, Chavez-Macgregor M, Freedman G, Houssami N, Johnson PL, Morrow M: Society of Surgical Oncology-American Society for Radiation Oncology Consensus Guideline on Margins for Breast-Conserving Surgery With Whole-Breast Irradiation in Stages I and II Invasive Breast Cancer Ann Surg Oncol 21 (3): 704-16,2014.

Moran MS, Schnitt SJ, Giuliano AE, Harris JR, Khan SA, Horton J, Klimberg S, Chavez-Macgregor M, Freedman G, Houssami N, Johnson PL, Morrow M.: Society of Surgical Oncology-American Society for Radiation Oncology Consensus Guideline on Margins for Breast-Conserving Surgery With Whole-Breast Irradiation in Stages I and II Invasive Breast Cancer Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 88 (3): 553-64,2014.

Freedman GM, Fowble BL, Li T, Hwang ES, Schechter N, Devarajan K, Anderson PR, Sigurdson ER, Goldstein LJ, Bleicher RJ.: Risk of Positive Nonsentinel Nodes in Women with 1–2 Positive Sentinel Nodes Related to Age and Molecular Subtype Approximated by Receptor Status The Breast Journal 20 : 358–363,2014.

Academic Contact Info

University of Pennsylvania
Radiation Oncology
PCAM / TRC 4 West
3400 Civic Center Blvd

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 614-0756
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

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