Thomas Freeman, Medical Director
Department of Neurosurgery and Brain Repair MDC 3150University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine
Department of Neurosurgery and Brain Repair
2 Tampa General Circle, 7th Floor
Tampa, FL 33606
|Research Description||Dr.Freeman received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in 1977, and his M.D. in Medicine in 1981 from Johns Hopkins University School of Med. He then took a Resident and Chief Resident position at New York University Medical Center, NY in 1982. He was appointed as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at the University Of South Florida, College Of Medicine in 1988.Dr.Freeman is a Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery, and is also the Medical Director of the Center of Excellence for Aging and Brain Repair. Dr. Freeman is First in the world to prove that fetal grafts survive in the human brain, for both PD and HD.|
Olanow, C.W., Goetz, C.G., Kordower J.H., Stoessl, J, Brin, M.F., Shannon, K.M., Perl, D., Godbold, J., Freeman, T.B. Double-blind controlled trial of bilateral fetal nigral transplantation in Parkinsonís disease. Ann. Neurol. 2003;54:403-414.
Prehn, A.W., Vawter, D.E., Gervais, K.G., DeVries, R.G., Garrett, J.E., Freeman, T.B., McIndoo, T.Q. Studying neurosurgical implants for Parkinsonís disease: A question of design. Neurology 2006;67:1503-1505.
Kordower, J.H., Chu, Y., Hauser, R.A., Freeman, T.B., Olanow, C.W. Lewy body-like pathology in long-term embryonic nigral transplants in Parkinsonís disease. Nature Med. 2008;14:504-506.
Kordower, J.H., Chu, Y., Hauser, R.A., Olanow, C.W., Freeman, T.B. Transplanted dopaminergic neurons develop PD pathologic changes: A second case report. Movement Disorders 2008;23:2303-2306.
Cicchetti, F., Saporta, S., Hauser, R.A., Parent, M., Saint Pierre, M., Sanberg, P.R., Li, X.J., Parker, J.R., Chu, Y., Mufson, E.J., Kordower, J.H., Freeman, T.B. Neural transplants in patients with Huntingtonís disease undergo disease-like neuronal degeneration. PNAS 2009;106:12483-12488
Sangala, J.R, Nichols, T., Freeman, T.B. Technique to minimize paraspinal muscle atrophy after posterior cervical fusion. Clin. Neurol. and Neurosurg. 2011;113:48-51.