Roy Freeman, MD, is professor of neurology at 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's research and clinical interests are in the physiology and pathophysiology of the small nerve fibers and the autonomic nervous system.
He received his MB ChB at the University of Cape Town Medical School in South Africa. Subsequently, he completed his neurology residency and served as chief resident in neurology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and at the Beth Israel Hospital in Boston.
He is the principal investigator on National Institutes of Health-funded studies on the pathophysiology of orthostatic intolerance, autoimmune autonomic ganglionopathy, and hypoglycemia and the autonomic nervous system. Dr. Freeman is the chairman of the World Federation of Neurology research group on the autonomic nervous system. He is the former president of the American Autonomic Society and former chairman of the Autonomic Nervous System Section of the American Academy of Neurology. Dr. Freeman is editor of Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic and Clinical.