Jeffrey B. Freedman, MD

About Me

I am a psychiatrist with more than 25 years of experience in caring for people with medical illnesses. Helping people with cancer and their families deal with emotional issues and witnessing the positive results from their medical treatments have been the most satisfying aspects of my work. 


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I am board certified in both psychiatry and the subspecialty of psychosomatic medicine. I am a distinguished fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and a fellow of the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine. I am a past president of the New York County branch of the American Psychiatric Association and am presently co-chair of their public affairs committee. My ideals regarding judicious and ethical psychiatric practice are well outlined in numerous published letters to the New York Times.

  • Clinical Expertise: Depression; Anxiety
  • Languages Spoken: English
  • Education: MD, SUNY Upstate Medical Center
  • Residencies: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Board Certifications: Psychiatry; Psychosomatic Medicine

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Clinical Trials

As home to one of the world’s top cancer research centers, Memorial Sloan Kettering is typically involved in more than 900 clinical trials at a given time. Currently, clinical trials focused on the conditions I treat are enrolling new patients. If you’re interested in joining a clinical trial, click to learn about the trial’s purpose, eligibility criteria, and how to get more information.

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