Board Certified in Radiation Oncology
Board Certified Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Debra Freeman, M.D. completed her undergraduate studies in pre-medicine and theology at Davidson College, NC, graduating magna cum laude. She returned to her hometown, Gainesville, FL to complete medical school and residency at the University of Florida. She served as assistant professor in the UF Dept. of Radiation Oncology from 1991-1995, where she specialized in breast cancer and prostate seed implants. She also served as Residency Co-Director, Faculty Advisor for the College of Medicine and Medical Director of Radiation Therapy of Gainesville, Inc.
Dr. Freeman relocated to Naples, FL in 1995, joining Dr. Leonard Shukovsky at Naples Community Hospital. She became Medical Director of Radiation Oncology in 1999 and served as Chairman of the Cancer Committee and Physician Liaison to the American College of Surgeons.
In 2004, Dr. Freeman introduced CyberKnife Robotic Radiosurgery in Naples, only the second such site in Florida. She and her partner, Dr. Jay Friedland, developed the first community-based prostate radiosurgery program in the U.S. and gained national recognition as leaders in the field.
In 2008, Dr. Freeman helped open CyberKnife Centers of Tampa Bay, along with several physician colleagues. She continues to develop and promote CyberKnife technology, both locally and nationally. In 2010, She co-founded the Registry for Prostate Cancer Radiosurgery. This database was used to support Medicare coverage of prostate radiosurgery nationwide.
Dr. Freeman is joining our team of esteemed radiation experts to open the first Mobetron Electron Beam Therapy Center in Southwest Florida. She is excited to bring this cutting-edge technology to our local community.
- Skin Cancer Treatment
- Electron Beam Therapy
Education and Training
- Bachelor of Science, Davidson College
- Doctor of Medicine, University of Florida
Accreditations and Professional Memberships
- American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
- Florida Radiologic Society
- Collier County Medical Society
- Florida Robotic Radiosurgery Association (Board member)
- CyberKnife Coalition (Board Member)
- The Radiosurgical Society
Licensure and Certifications
- Board Certified in Radiation Oncology
- Board Certified Hospice and Palliative Medicine
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