Gary Freed, DO, of PCOM Georgia, honored for contributions to medicine

SUWANEE, Ga., November 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Gary freedDO, FAAP, FACOP, a member of the Clinical Training Division of the PCOM Georgia Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, received the Leila D. Denmark Lifetime Achievement Award from the Georgia Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics Friday, 11/18. This recognition is the highest distinction bestowed by the Chapter and honors his lifelong work and contributions to the pediatric profession. For the full story click here.

The award is named after Leila Daughtry DenmarkMD, one of the first female pediatricians in Georgia who was one of the oldest known practicing physicians until her retirement at the age of 103 after 73 years of professional practice.

dr Freed, who retired Emory University School of Medicine in 2017 and began teaching at PCOM Georgia two days later, is the first MD to receive this honor in the state.

at Emory University School of Medicinewas dr Freed was Professor of Pediatrics for 26 years and Head of the Pediatric Legal Traineeship for 15 years.

Before retiring from clinical medicine, Dr. Freed as one of the leading “experts” on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and Safe Sleep in Georgia from the Georgia Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics for his 30 years of work in the field. During his fellowship in neonatology with Robert Wood Johnson in Camden, New JerseyHe conducted research and worked with the program director at one of the few SIDS clinics in southern New Jersey. After graduating, he accepted a position as clinical director of the American SIDS Institute in Atlanta 1987

dr Freed then worked through Emory University School of Medicine as Director of Day and Intermediate Care Nurses at Grady Memorial Hospital. He soon set up an outpatient clinic to care for the babies coming out of the NICU emory system of kindergartens. Soon, other neonatologists began sending their babies to the clinic for follow-up, and a nationwide program for children with infant apnea began.

PCOM Georgia is a private, not-for-profit, accredited college dedicated to the healthcare profession. That Suwanee, GeorgiaCampus is connected Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and offers doctorates in osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, and physical therapy, as well as graduate degrees in biomedical sciences, medical laboratory science, and physician assistant studies.