Eric Lewis Freedman, M.D.

PERSONAL DATA

Office Address:
36-951 Cook Street, Suite 102
Palm Desert, CA 92211
(760) 342-8444 tel (760) 342-8544 fax
www.deserthand.com
Birthdate: May 13, 1964
Birthplace: Bangor, Maine
 

PRACTICE EXPERIENCE

9/1/97 present
Desert Hand Associates
Surgery of the Hand & Upper Extremity
36-951 Cook Street, Suite 102
Palm Desert, CA 92211
 

ACADEMIC TRAINING
Fellowship:
1996-1997
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery University of Florida, Gainesville
Gainesville, Florida 32610
Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery

Residency:
1990-1996
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
University of California, Los Angeles, and Affiliated Hospitals
Los Angeles, California 90024

Research Fellowship:
1992-1993
National Institutes of Health Research
Fellowship University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California 90024

M.D.:
1986-1990
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland 21205

A.B.:
1982-1985
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, California 94720
Major: Molecular Biology
 

HONORS AND AWARDS
Summa Cum Laude, University of California, Berkeley, 1985
Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Chapter of California, Junior Year, 1984
Molecular Biology Departmental Honors for Honors Thesis
University of California Honorary Undergraduate Scholarship
Edward Frank Kraft Scholarship California Orthopaedic Association
Annual Resident Award, 1994 presented at 18th Annual COA Meeting
Palm Springs Life Top Doctors Award 2005-2012 (all years)
 
COMMUNITY SERVICE
Lexus Challenge Golf Tournament, La Quinta Resort, La Quinta, CA
Designated Orthopaedic Surgeon
December 17-20, 1997 December 16-19, 1998
 
LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATION
Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1999
Certification of Added Qualifications in Surgery of the Hand, 2000
Qualified Medical Evaluator, Orthopaedic Surgery, State of California, 1998
X-ray Supervisor and Operator, Fluoroscopy, State of California
Physician Assistant Supervisor, State of California, 1999
 
PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES 
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
American Society for Surgery of the Hand
California Orthopaedic Association
 
INSTRUCTIONAL COURSES 
AO/ASIF Basic Resident's Course, Sturbridge, Massachusetts, January 1993
Modern Dissection Techniques of Bone, Biometals, Bioceramics, and Bioplastics,
Midas Rex Institute, Anaheim, California, May 1993
 
TELEVISION
American Health Journal, Hand Injuries, Coachella Valley, California, November 2000
American Health Journal, Golf and Tennis Injuries, Coachella Valley, California, October 1999 American Health Journal, Hand Arthritis, Coachella Valley, California, October 1998
 
ABSTRACTS
Eckardt JJ, Freedman EL: Current status of custom modular designs in tumor applications. Orthop Trans, International Society for the Study of Custom-made Prostheses, 6th Annual Conference. Amelia Island, Florida, October 2, 1993

Freedman EL, Johnson EE: Analysis of tibial malalignment following intramedullary nailing. Orthop Trans 18(4):1156, 61st Annual AAOS Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, February 24 March 1, 1994

Freedman EL, Hak D, Johnson EE, Eckardt JJ: Modular distal femoral replacement in elderly patients for acute fracture or nonunion. Orthop Trans 18(4):1184-1185, 61st Annual AAOS Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, February 24 - March 1, 1994, poster presentation

Kumar A, Leventhal MR, Freedman EL, Coburn J, Delamarter R: Destructive spondyloarthropathy of the cervical spine in patients with chronic renal failure. Orthop Trans 18(3): 710-711, Cervical Spine Research Society, 21st Annual Meeting, New York, New York, December 1-4, 1993

Hartleben P, Freedman EL, Blinderman E, Delamarter RD: Open door laminoplasty for cervical spondylotic myeloradiculopathy: Clinical and radiographic analysis. Orthop Trans 18 (3): 702, Cervical Spine Research Society, 21st Annual Meeting, New York, New York, December 1-4, 1993

Freedman EL, Shapiro MS: Allograft reconstruction of the anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments after traumatic knee dislocation. Orthop Trans 18(3): 929, 27th Annual AOA Resident's Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, March 23-27, 1994

Freedman EL, Shapiro MS: Allograft reconstruction of the anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments after traumatic knee dislocation. Orthop Trans, Los Angeles Chapter, Western Orthopaedic Association, 29th Annual Spring Meeting, Rancho Sante Fe, California, April 2224, 1994

Freedman EL, Becker HW, Kanim LEA, Tipton J, Kilgus D, Seeger LL, Dawson EG, Delamarter RB: Variability in lumbar spine bone mineral densitometry by dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry in normal volunteers. Orthop Trans, International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine, 21st Annual Meeting, Seattle, Washington, June 21-25, 1994

Freedman EL, Shapiro MS: Allograft reconstruction of the anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments after traumatic knee dislocation. Orthop Trans 18(3): 880-881, Western Orthopaedic Association, 58th Annual Meeting, Long Beach, California, August 13-17, 1994

Freedman EL, Hartleben P, Blinderman E, Delamarter RD: Open door laminoplasty for cervical spondylotic myeloradiculopathy: Clinical and radiographic analysis. Orthop Trans 18 (3): 883, Western Orthopaedic Association, 58th Annual Meeting, Long Beach, California, August 13-17, 1994

Lieberman JR, Freedman EL, Hamlet W: Predictives of hip fracture mortality. Orthop Trans 18 (3): 893, Western Orthopaedic Association, 58th Annual Meeting, Long Beach, California, August 13-17, 1994

Freedman EL, Johnson EE: Analysis of tibial malalignment following intramedullary nailing. Orthop Trans, Orthopaedic Trauma Association, 10th Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, California, September 22-24, 1994

Freedman EL, Johnson EE: Analysis of tibial malalignment following intramedullary nailing. Orthop Trans, Orthopaedic Trauma Association, 10th Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, California, September 22-24, 1994, poster presentation

Kumar A, Leventhal MR, Freedman EL, Coburn J, Delamarter R: Destructive spondyloarthropathy of the cervical spine in patients with chronic renal failure. Orthop Trans, 62nd Annual AAOS Meeting, Orlando, Florida, February 16-21, 1995 (Specialty Day)

Freedman EL, Matthews MR, Johnson EE: Analysis of femoral malalignment following intramedullary nailing. Orthop Trans, 62nd Annual AAOS Meeting, Orlando, Florida, February 16-21, 1995

Freedman EL, Matthews MR, Johnson EE: Analysis of femoral malalignment following intramedullary nailing. Orthop Trans, 62nd Annual AAOS Meeting, Orlando, Florida, February 16-21, 1995, poster presentation

Freedman EL, Becker HW, Kanim LEA, Tipton J, Kilgus D, Seeger LL, Dawson EG, Delamarter RB: Variability in lumbar spine bone mineral densitometry by dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry in normal volunteers. Orthop Trans, 62nd Annual AAOS Meeting, Orlando, Florida, February 16-21, 1995, poster presentation

Hamlet W, Freedman EL, Lieberman JR, Johnson EE: Predictives of hip fracture mortality. Orthop Trans, 62nd Annual AAOS Meeting, Orlando, Florida, February 16-21, 1995
 
PUBLICATIONS
Haynes DW, Freedman EL: The radiographic resolution of beads from porous coated joint prosthesis. J Arthroplasty 5(2): 117-122, 1990.

Freedman DM, Freedman EL, Shapiro MS: Case report. Ipsilateral hip and knee dislocation. J Orthop Trauma 8(2): 177-180, 1994.

Johnston-Jones K, Feiwel LA, Freedman EL, Cracchiolo A III: The effect of chevron osteotomy with lateral capsular release on the blood supply to the first metatarsal head. J Bone Joint Surg 77A(2): 197-204, 1995.

Freedman EL, Eckardt JJ: Modular endoprosthesis for tumor and non-tumor patients. Orthopedics 20(1): 27-36, 1997.

Kumar A, Leventhal MR, Freedman EL, Coburn J, Delamarter R: Destructive spondyloarthropathy of the cervical spine in patients with chronic renal failure. Spine 22(5): 573-7,1997.

Freedman EL, Safran MR, Meals RA: Automotive air bag-related upper extremity injuries. A report of three cases. J Trauma 38(4): 577-581, 1995.

Shapiro MS, Freedman EL: Allograft reconstruction of the anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments after traumatic knee dislocation. Am J Sports Med 23(5): 580-587, 1995.

Freedman EL, Hak D, Johnson EE, Eckardt JJ: Total knee replacement including a modular distal femoral component in elderly patients with acute fracture or nonunion. J Orthop Trauma 9(3): 231-237, 1995.

Freedman EL, Johnson EE: Radiographic analysis of tibial fracture malalignment following intramedullary nailing. Clin Orthop 315: 25-33, 1995.

Hamlet WP, Lieberman JR, Freedman EL, Dorey FJ, Fletcher A, Johnson EE: Influences of health status and surgical delay on outcome in hip fracture patients. Am J Orthop 26(9): 6217,1997.

Freedman EL, Freedman DM: Heterotopic ossification following total knee arthroplasty requiring surgical excision. Am J Orthopaedics 25: 559-561, 1996.

Mirzayan R, Freedman EL, Kelly CM, Seeger LL, Eckardt JJ: Urethral carcinoma metastatic to bone: A case report and literature review. Gynec Oncol 63(1): 127-132, 1996.

Freedman EL, Owens WS, Jr, Dell PC: Ulnar osteotomy for distal radioulnar joint instability. J Hand Surg, submitted for publication. Freedman EL, Vander Griend RA, Dell PC: Tendon interposition in a juxta-epiphyseal fracture of the proximal phalanx. J Hand Surg (Br) 23(4): 558-9,1998.
 
PRESENTATIONS
International Presentations:
Eckardt JJ, Freedman EL: Modular endoprostheses: Initial UCLA Experience. Presented at the 6th Annual Conference, International Society for the Study of Custom-made Prostheses, Amelia Island, Florida, October 2, 1993.

Freedman EL, Becker HW, Kanim LEA, Tipton J, Kilgus D, Seeger LL, Dawson EG, Delamarter RB: Variability in lumbar spine bone mineral densitometry by dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry in normal volunteers. Presented at the 21st Annual Meeting, International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine, Seattle, Washington, June 21-25, 1994.


National Presentations:
Hartleben P, Freedman EL, Blinderman E, Delamarter RD: Open door laminoplasty for cervical spondylotic myeloradiculopathy: Clinical and radiographic analysis. Presented at the 21st Annual Meeting, Cervical Spine Research Society, New York, New York, December 1-4, 1993.

Kumar A, Leventhal MR, Freedman EL, Coburn J, Delamarter R: Destructive spondyloarthropathy of the cervical spine in patients with chronic renal failure. Presented at the 21st Annual Meeting, Cervical Spine Research Society, New York, New York, December 1-4, 1993.

Freedman EL, Johnson EE: Analysis of tibial malalignment following intramedullary nailing. Presented at the 61st Annual AAOS Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, February 24 - March 1, 1994.

Freedman EL, Hak D, Johnson EE, Eckardt JJ: Modular distal femoral replacement in elderly patients for acute fracture or nonunion. Poster presented at the 61st Annual AAOS Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, February 24 - March 1, 1994.

Freedman EL, Shapiro MS: Allograft reconstruction of the anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments after traumatic knee dislocation. Presented at the 27th Annual Residents' Conference, American Orthopaedic Association, Atlanta, Georgia, March 23-27, 1994.

Hartleben P, Freedman EL, Blinderman E, Delamarter RD: Open door laminoplasty for cervical spondylotic myeloradiculopathy: Clinical and radiographic analysis. Presented at the Minnesota Orthopaedic Society Meeting, Spring,
1994.

Freedman EL, Shapiro MS: Allograft reconstruction of the anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments after traumatic knee dislocation. Presented at the 18th Annual Meeting, California Orthopaedic Association, Squaw Creek, California, May 20-22, 1994.

Freedman EL, Shapiro MS: Allograft reconstruction of the anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments after traumatic knee dislocation. Presented at the 58th Annual Meeting, Western Orthopaedic Association, Long Beach, California, August 13-17, 1994.

Freedman EL, Hartleben P, Blinderman E, Delamarter RD: Open door laminoplasty for cervical spondylotic myeloradiculopathy: Clinical and radiographic analysis. Presented at the 58th Annual Meeting, Western Orthopaedic Association, Long Beach, California, August 1317, 1994.

Hamlet W, Lieberman JR, Freedman EL, Johnson EE: Predictives of hip fracture mortality. Presented at the 58th Annual Meeting, Western Orthopaedic Association, Long Beach, California, August 13-17, 1994.

Freedman EL, Johnson EE: Analysis of tibial malalignment following intramedullary nailing. Presented at the 10th Annual Meeting, Orthopaedic Trauma Association, Los Angeles, California, September 22-24, 1994.

Freedman EL, Johnson EE: Analysis of tibial malalignment following intramedullary nailing. Poster presented at the 10th Annual Meeting, Orthopaedic Trauma Association, Los Angeles, California, September 22-24, 1994.

Kumar A, Leventhal MR, Freedman EL, Coburn J, Delamarter R: Destructive spondyloarthropathy of the cervical spine in patients with chronic renal failure. Presented at the 62nd Annual AAOS Meeting, Orlando, Florida, February 16-21, 1995 (Specialty Day).

Freedman EL, Becker HW, Kanim LEA, Tipton J, Kilgus D, Seeger LL, Dawson EG, Delamarter RB: Variability in lumbar spine bone mineral densitometry by dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry in normal volunteers. Poster presented at the 62nd Annual AAOS Meeting, Orlando, Florida, February 16-21, 1995.

Freedman EL, Matthews MR, Johnson EE: Radiographic analysis of femoral malalignment after intramedullary nailing. Presented at the 62nd Annual AAOS Meeting, Orlando, Florida, February 16-21, 1995.

Freedman EL, Matthews MR, Johnson EE: Radiographic analysis of femoral malalignment after intramedullary nailing. Poster presented at the 62nd Annual AAOS Meeting, Orlando, Florida, February 16-21, 1995.

Hamlet W, Freedman EL, Lieberman JR, Johnson EE: Predictives of hip fracture mortality. Presented at the 62nd Annual AAOS Meeting, Orlando, Florida, February 16-21, 1995.

Freedman EL, Owens WS, Jr, Dell PC: Ulnar osteotomy for distal radioulnar joint instability. Presented at the 52nd Annual American Society for Surgery of the Hand Meeting, Denver, Colorado, September 11-13, 1997.

Regional Presentations:
Eckardt JJ, Freedman, EL: Modular Endoprosthesis: Initial UCLA Experience. Wilson Bost Intraurban Orthopedic Club, Southern Section, Los Angeles, California, April 16, 1993.

Freedman EL, Shapiro MS: Allograft reconstruction of the anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments after traumatic knee dislocation. Presented at Los Angeles Chapter, Western Orthopaedic Association, 29th Annual Spring Meeting, , Rancho Sante Fe, California, April 2224, 1994.

Freedman EL, Koehne PH, Dell PC: Conservative vs. Operative treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome. Presented at Florida Hand Society, Orlando, Florida, May 16, 1997.
 
REFERENCES 
Jeffrey J. Eckardt, M.D.
Department of Orthopaedics
UCLA School of Medicine
Center for the Health Sciences
10833 Le Conte Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 206-6503
Roy A. Meals, M.D.
Department of Orthopaedics
UCLA School of Medicine
100 UCLA Medical Plaza
Westwood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 206-6337
Gerald A. M. Finerman, M.D.
Department of Orthopaedics
UCLA School of Medicine
Center for the Health Sciences
10833 Le Conte Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 825-6019
Paul C. Dell, M.D.
Department of Orthopaedics
University of Florida School of Medicine
Shands Clinic at Hampton Oaks
P.O. Box 100241
Gainesville, FL 32610
(352) 395-0644
 
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