Dr. Freeman brings over 25 years of broad hands-on experience in medicine, research and entrepreneurship including clinical and academic cardiothoracic surgery, biomedical research of sub-cellular processes and medical device innovation. She received her undergraduate degree from Yale University in Molecular Biochemistry and Biophysics and completed her medical school training and general surgery residency at New York University / Bellevue Medical Center. She spent additional time at the Cardiovascular Research Institute at the University of California at San Francisco and Boston Children’s Hospital. She undertook a postdoctoral fellowship in Vascular Biology at the University of Washington in the Department of Pathology. Her surgical experience included a formal cardiothoracic residency with John Kirklin at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and a pediatric cardiovascular fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She has practiced pediatric cardiovascular surgery in both academic and private practice settings and pursued research interests in Visual and Circulatory Biophysics in the Department of Engineering at Boston University. She pursued research and development of hyperspectral imaging systems to assess perfusion and broader projects developing data integration for decision support. She also founded and Chaired the Board of Cheirologic Partners, a boutique firm delivering reporting on healthcare companies for Wall Street clients. More recently she has founded and currently serves as CEO of Respiratory Motion, Inc., a company developing and commercializing the ExSpiron — the first and only non-invasive respiratory volume monitor for non-intubated patients.