Dr. Michael Freeman is the Medical Director of the Heart and Vascular Program, Director of Nuclear Cardiology and Acting Director of Medical Informatics at St. Michael's Hospital. He is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto. He earned his medical degree from Queen's University in Kingston in 1974 after completing a Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Windsor. Dr. Freeman completed his Fellowship in Cardiology at the University of Toronto in 1978 and then spent two years as a Research Fellow in Nuclear Cardiology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre in Los Angeles.
Dr. Freeman has been involved in a variety of research studies and has published over 50 peer reviewed papers and speaks nationally and internationally concerning the application of nuclear cardiology techniques in clinical practice. Dr. Freeman is a founding member of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology and is presently a member of the Board of Directors. He has been president of the Canadian Nuclear Cardiology Society. He was a member of the Royal College’s Cardiology Examination Board for 9 years.
The clinical interests of Dr. Freeman include the investigation and treatment of suspected coronary artery disease, acute cardiac care and cardiac imaging. He has an active interest in cardiac risk assessment and the early detection of cardiac disease.