Roy Freeman, M.D.

Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School
Director, Center for Autonomic and Peripheral Nerve Disorders, Department of Neurology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Roy Freeman is Professor of Neurology at the Harvard Medical School and director of the Center for Autonomic and Peripheral Nerve Disorders in the Department of Neurology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts.

Dr. Freeman is former chairman of the World Federation of Neurology research group on the autonomic nervous system, former president of the American Autonomic Society and former chairman of the Autonomic Section of the American Academy of Neurology.  He serves on the Executive Committee and the Steering Committee of the Analgesic, Anesthetic, and Addiction Clinical Trial Translations, Innovations, Opportunities, and Networks (ACTTION), a public-private partnership with the United States FDA.

His research and clinical interests are biomarker development in neurodegenerative disease, the physiology and pathophysiology of the small nerve fibers and the autonomic nervous system, and clinical trial design methodology in peripheral and central nervous system disease.  He is the principal investigator on National Institutes of Health-funded studies on the neurobiology of stress, and biomarker development in alpha-synucleinopathies.  He has been principal investigator on many neurodegenerative disease and neuropathic pain clinical trials.  He has authored more than 250 original reports, chapters, and reviews.

He is Editor-in-Chief of Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic and Clinical and on the editorial boards of The Clinical Journal of Pain, Pain: Clinical Updates and Clinical Autonomic Research.

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