Andrew Freese, MD, Neurosurgery, Exton, PA, Suburban Community Hospital

AndrewFreeseMDPhD

Neurosurgery Exton, PA

Brain & Spinal Tumor, Neurosurgical Spine Surgery

Director of Spine Surgery, Suburban Community Hospital; DIrector of Brandywine Valley Neurosurgery and Spine/Freese Neurospine and Wellness; Staff Member Rothman Institute Specialty Hospital; CEO of FreeseTEC; Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery, Temple University School of Medicine (Lewis Katz School of Medicine)

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Education & Training

  • University of Pennsylvania Health SystemResidency, Neurological Surgery, 1991 - 1997
  • University of Pennsylvania Health SystemInternship, Transitional Year, 1990 - 1991
  • Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyPhD, Applied Biology in Medicine, 1984 - 1990
  • Harvard Medical SchoolClass of 1990, MD, High Honors Thesis
  • Harvard UniversityB.A., Biochemistry, Magna Cum Laude, 1981

Certifications & Licensure

  • SC State Medical License
    SC State Medical License 2006 - 2017
  • MN State Medical License
    MN State Medical License 2004 - 2021
  • PA State Medical License
    PA State Medical License 1993 - 2022
  • American Board of Neurological Surgery Neurological Surgery

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Patient’s Choice Award 2012-2020
  • Vitals Compassionate Doctor Recognition 2010-2020
  • ‘Top Doc’ Neurosurgeon in the Philadelphia region Main Line Today, 2008-2012, 2014-2020
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Publications & Presentations

PubMed

Journal Articles

  • Long-Term Follow-Up After Gene Therapy for Canavan Disease  
    Leone, P., Shera, D., McPhee, S.W.J., Francis, J.S., Kolodny, E.H., Bilaniuk, L.T., Wang, D-Y., Assadi, M., Goldfarb, O., Goldman, H.W., Freese, A., Young, D., During,..., Science Translational Medicine, 1/1/2012
  • Adenoviral-mediated gene transfer into the canine brain in vivo  
    Candolfi, M., Kroeger, K.M., Pluhar, G.E., Bergeron, J., Puntel, M., Curtin, J.F., McNiel, E.A., Freese, A.B., Ohlfest, J.R., Moore, P., Lowenstein, P.R., Castro, M.G., Neurosurgery, 1/1/2007
  • Efficacy of Nonviral Gene Transfer in the Canine Brain  
    Oh, S., Pluhar, G.E., McNeil, E.A., Kroeger, K.M., Liu, C., Castro, M.G., Lowenstein, P.R., Freese, A., Ohlfest, J.R., J. Neurosurg, 1/1/2007
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Books/Book Chapters

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Abstracts/Posters

  • Long term Gene Expression in the CNS of Neonatal Mice by Non-viral Gene Transfer Using the Sleeping Beauty Transposon System
    Demorest, Z.L., Low, W.C., Ohlfest, J.W., Freese, A., Annual Meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, 1/1/2006
  • Evaluation of the Efficacy and Acute Toxicity of non-viral Gene Transfer in the Canine Brain
    Oh., S., Low, W., Vengco, I., Ohlfest, J.W., Freese, A., Annual Meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, 1/1/2006
  • Nonviral Gene Transfer to Neural Progenitor-like Cells in the Subventricular Zone of the Adult Mouse Brain with the Sleeping Beauty Transposon
    Demorest, Z.L., Vengco., I., Freese, A., Ohlfest, J.W., Annual Meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, 1/1/2006
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Lectures

  • Spinal Cord Injury: An Overview 
    University of South Carolina School of Medicine and the Medical University of South Carolina, Charle - 12/1/2006
  • Molecular Approaches to Neurosurgical Diseases 
    University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Dept. Surgery, Columbia, SC - 5/1/2006
  • The Advent of Molecular Neurosurgery 
    Texas A&M School of Medicine/Scott and White Clinic, Temple, TX - 1/1/2006
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Other

  • Excitotoxic Mechanisms in Huntington's Disease 
    Freese, A., Ph.D. Thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Division of Health Sciences and Technology
    1/1/1992
  • Drug and Gene Delivery into the Central Nervous System 
    Freese, A., M.D. Honors Thesis, Harvard Medical School, Division of Health Sciences and Technology
    1/1/1990
  • The Effects of Coprostanol and Other Related Sterols on the Growth and Membranes of Mycoplasma capricolum 
    Freese, A., B.A. Honors Thesis, Harvard University, Department of Biochemical Sciences
    1/1/1981

Press Mentions

  • 6 Spine & Neurosurgeons Named to Lanx Surgeon Advisory Board
    6 Spine & Neurosurgeons Named to Lanx Surgeon Advisory BoardFebruary 12th, 2016
  • 6 Spine & Neurosurgeons Named to Lanx Surgeon Advisory Board
    6 Spine & Neurosurgeons Named to Lanx Surgeon Advisory BoardFebruary 12th, 2016

Research History

  • Director of Translational Neurosciences, University of South Carolina2006 - 2007
  • Director of Laboratory of Molecular Neurosurgery, University of Minnesota2004 - 2006
  • Director of Neurosurgery Research, Thomas Jefferson University1997 - 2003
  • Director of Laboratory of Molecular Neurosurgery, Graduate Hospital, University of Pennsylvania1993 - 1997

Professional Memberships

Hospital Affiliations

Industry Relationships

  • Consultant, Cervical Implant team, Medicrea2012 - Present
  • Surgical Advisory Board, Lanx Spine2011 - 2013
  • Consultant, Globus Medical2008 - 2010
  • Consultant, Synthes Spine2004 - 2007
  • Consultant, Health Partners2004 - 2006
  • Member and Consultant, Medtronic Sofamor Danek, Spine Think Tank1999 - 2002