Dr. Freedman is Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine at the University of Calgary. He completed his residency at The Hospital for Sick Children (Toronto) and a pediatric emergency medicine fellowship at Children’s Memorial Hospital (Chicago). He obtained a Master’s of Science in Clinical Investigation at Northwestern University (Chicago). He is the Past-Chair of Pediatric Emergency Research Canada and currently serves as the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation Professor in Child Health and Wellness and the Associate Dean, Clinical Trials, University of Calgary.
His research focuses on applying clinical research to improve outcomes in children seeking emergency department care. His focus is on the use of innovative, multidisciplinary approaches to solve complex problems. He has published over 220 peer-reviewed manuscripts and is the principal investigator on numerous multicentre clinical trials with funding support from CIHR and the NIH. Most recently, he received CIHR funding to lead several multi-national pediatric COVID-19 studies and joint NIH-CIHR funding to evaluate an intervention to prevent progression of disease in children infected with Shiga toxin producing E. coli.