Adam Freedhand, MD

Adam Freedhand, MD

Memorial Bone and Joint Clinic



Memorial Bone and Joint Clinic
1140 Business Center Drive Suite 101
Houston, TX 77043

About the Doctor

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Originally from Rockaway Beach, NY, Dr. Freedhand received his undergraduate degree in biology from Yale University and completed the premedical program in 1987. He then took a four year hiatus from academics in the continued pursuit of his athletic career as a flatwater kayak racer. During the 1980_s he was a member of several national teams competing overseas in multiple world championship events and the Pan American games. In the United States he competed in several national championships and Olympic Festivals. He competed in the 1988 Olympic trials in flatwater kayak racing narrowly missing selection to the team. Dr. Freedhand was active in coaching and enjoyed teaching kayak paddling and youth development in his sport.

After his athletic career Dr. Freedhand returned to academia and received his medical degree from the State University of New York, Health Science Center at Brooklyn. He graduated summa cum laude at the top of his class in 1995. Though he was originally interested in primary care his exposure to orthopaedic surgery captivated his interest. Realizing that orthopaedics offered the possibility of medical and surgical management of sports related problems he changed his career path.

Dr. Freedhand completed his internship and orthopaedic surgery residency at the Hospital for the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA in 2000. During his years of orthopaedic residency he was fortunate to receive training from some of the pioneers and world experts in joint replacement surgery of the hip, knee and shoulder. His experiences and mentor relationships developed at the University of Pennsylvania continue to influence his practice today.

Dr. Freedhand_s fellowship training was at the Insall, Scott, Kelly Institute for Adult Reconstruction and Sports Medicine in New York, NY. Dr. John Insall is widely regarded as the father of modern total knee replacement. During his fellowship year Dr Freedhand was involved in approximately 1500 surgeries. In addition to advanced joint replacement surgery experience, the fellowship included world class sports medicine training. His experience involved caring for multiple professional teams including the New York Knicks, New Jersey Nets and New York Liberty.

Dr. Freedhand is an avid athlete and enjoys skiing, board sports, mountain biking, golf and yoga.

Current Appointment: Board-Certified, Fellowship-Trained Orthopedic Surgeon at Memorial Bone & Joint Clinic

Medical School: State University of New York, Health Science Center at Brooklyn, New York 1995

Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 1996-2000

Fellowship: Fellowship in Adult Reconstruction and Sports Medicine, The Insall, Scott, Kelly Institute, Beth Israel North, New York, New York 2000-2001

Professional Affiliations: Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians & Surgeons, Board Eligible with the American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Professional Certifications: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery