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Stephen R. Freeman, MD, FACG

Associate Professor

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  • Medical School: University of Arkansas School of Medicine - 1974
  • Internship: Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, HI Straight Surgery 1974-1975
  • Residency: Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, HI Internal Medicine 1975-1978
  • Fellowship: Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C. 1981-1983
  • Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology

Honors and Awards

  • 1992 - Eddy Palmer Endoscopic Award
  • 1992 - GI Consultants Award
  • 1992 to 2001 - Faculty Achievement Award, St. Joseph Hospital Dept. of Medicine

Faculty Appointments

  • Clinical Instructor, Internal Medicine, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD, 1981-83
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Colorado Denver, Denver, CO, 1986-6/2001
  • Associate Professor, University of Colorado Denver, Denver, CO, 7/1/01- present

Committees and Responsibilities

  • ASGE
    • By-laws, 1992-93
    • Scientific Exhibits, 1993-94
  • ASGE Council of Regional Endoscopic Societies (CRES) Colorado representative, 1992-96
  • ACG
    • Constitution and Bylaws Committee 10/2001- present
    • Nominating Committee 10/ 2002 - present
  • Offices: Colorado Governor, American College of Gastroenterology, 1997 - 2003
  • Board of Governors, American College of Gastroenterology, 10/1998 - 10/2003
  • Regional Councilor, ACG Region V, 10/2000 - 10/2002

Representative Publications

  1. Sudduth RH, Bute BG, Shoelkopf L, Smith MT, Freeman SR, McNally PR: Small Bowel Obstruction in a Patient with Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome: The Role of Intraoperative Endoscopy. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 38(l):69, 1992
  2. Meier JH, McNally PR, Punja M, Freeman SR, Sudduth RH, Stocker N, Perry M, Spaulding HS. Does Omeprazol (Proilosec) improve respiratory function in asthmatics with gastroesophageal reflux? A double-blind, placebo-controlled crossover study. Dig Dis Sci 1994 Oct; 39(10):2127-33
  3. McNally PR, Lemon JC, Goff JS, Freeman SR: Congenital Esophageal Stenosis Presenting as Noncardiac, Esophageal Chest Pain. Dig Dis Sci 1993 Feb; 38(2):369-73
  4. Freeman SR, McNally PR: Diverticulitis; Gastrointestinal Emergencies; Med Clin N Amer 77(5):1149-1167, Sept 1993
  5. Freeman SR. Diverticulitis; chapter, Secrets in Gastroenterology and Hepatology; McNally PR, ed., Hanley & Belfus, Inc. 1995
  6. Sherman KE, Sjogren M, Creager RL, Damiano MA, Freeman S, Lewey S, Davis D, Root S, Weber FC, Ishak KG, Goodman ZD. Combination therapy with thymosin alpha-1 and interferon for treatment of hepatitis C infection: a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind trial. Hepatology 1998 Apr; 27(4):1128-35. (download PDF)
  7. Freeman, SR. Diverticulitis; chapter, Secrets in Gastroenterology and Hepatology; 2nd Ed., McNally PR, ed., Hanley & Belfus, Inc. 2001
  8. Freeman SR, Pieramici EJ. Diverticulitis; chapter, secrets in gastroenterology and Hepatology; 3rd ed. McNally PR, ed., Elsevier/ Hanley and Belfus 2004 – in press
  9. Listopadzki D, Nowakowski M, and Freeman SR: Traumatic diaphragmatic rupture presenting as delayed gastric outlet obstruction: case report. Gastrointest Endosc 2003 July, 58 (1), 139-141. (download PDF)
  10. Nowakowski M, Listopadzki D, Freeman SR: Pericarditis Associated with Campylobacter jejuni Enterocolitis. Hospital Physician 2004 January, 40 (1), 39 – 42