Emily Freeman, DO, MA, MS

Clinical Fellow, Complex Family Planning


Undergrad: Montana State University
Med school: Kansas City University
Residency: Cleveland Clinic Akron General

What are your career goals? 
I hope to provide full spectrum OB/GYN care, including abortion care and complex contraception, continue to use my bioethics background as a clinical bioethicist, and be an advocate for reproductive health care for all.

How are you listed in PubMed?
Emily Freeman

Awards & Honors

Cleveland Clinic Akron General Betty A. Dalton Resident of the Year Award,
Cleveland Clinic Akron General OB/GYN Resident Educator of the Year Award,
Northeast Ohio Maternal Fetal Medicine Society Resident Research Award


Hometown: Alton, IL

What are your hobbies?
Spending time with my corgi named Bueller, True Crime podcasts (hello fellow Murderenos), skiing, fly fishing, and spending time outdoors

Family info
I met my husband Bobby in college while we were both volunteering for a youth ski program. My dad, stepmom, and younger sister live in Bozeman, Montana and my mom and stepdad still live locally in Alton, IL.

What’s one thing most people don’t know about you?
My college job was teaching sexual health education. This helped me find my love of family planning and education.


Why did you choose your Family Planning fellowship at Washington University School of Medicine?
Having great clinical training, strong research infrastructure, and opportunities for advocacy were important to me when picking a fellowship program—Washington University has delivered on all of this and more.

What impact have you had on the Fellowship?
I’m just starting fellowship so this is TBD, but I hope to be an integral part of our transition to ACGME accreditation.

How has your opinion of the Fellowship changed since starting your training?
Every day I am more amazed by the faculty here. They are all fantastic physicians, dedicated to educating fellows and residents, and fully committed patient care.

What are the greatest opportunities you have had to make a difference?
Being able to return to the area where I grew up and provide family planning care has been so rewarding.

Life in STL

What do you love about St Louis?
St. Louis is a fun, vibrant, and affordable city to live in. There are so many things to do—many of which are free.

What is one thing people don’t know about St.Louis/Washington University?
Toasted Ravioli is truly a delicacy!