David Freeman, M.D., PhD

Areas of Interest

Degenerative Spine Disease | Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery | Spine Oncology | Spine Trauma

Primary Practice Location
UofL Physicians – Neurosurgery
UofL Health – Brain & Spine Institute
UofL Health – Abraham Flexner Outpatient Center
225 Abraham Flexner Way, Suite 505
Louisville, KY 40202
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Overall Rating
4.5 out of 5
Get to know

David Freeman, M.D., PhD

I am a fellowship trained ultra-minimally invasive, complex and reconstructive spine surgeon. I went to Loyola University Chicago for medical school and my PhD. My residency was at the University of Minnesota, and my spine fellowship was at the University of Miami.

Education & Training

Augustana College | Rock Island | 2006
Loyola University Chicago | Maywood | 2006
Loyola University - Stritch School of Medicine | Maywood | 2015
University of Miami | Minimally Invasive Spine | Miami | 2023
University of Minnesota | Neurosurgery | Minneapolis | 2022
University of Minnesota | Neurosurgery | Minneapolis | 2016


Director of Endoscopic Spine Surgery



Areas of Interest

Degenerative Spine Disease | Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery | Spine Oncology | Spine Trauma

Practice, Specialty or Service

School of Medicine

Assistant Professor

Department of Neurosurgery


Resident Teacher of the Year

Neuromodulation Spine Fellowship Resident Research Presentation of the Year


"Understanding the profound impact the spine on a patient's overall well-being. I approach each patient with compassion and respect for their unique journey. Taking time to understand the patient allows me to tailor treatments and approaches that align with the goals and values of the patient."

Patient Comments

Jan 7, 2024

4.6 out of 5
Dr Freeman is the best

Dec 29, 2023

4.12 out of 5
I was satisfied with Dr Freeman and his nurse; they were kind and they explained everything!

Nov 21, 2023

5 out of 5
Dr Freeman was excellent and very caring.

Oct 31, 2023

5 out of 5
I was very pleased with the visit to Dr Freeman's office. Great service by staff. Dr Freeman explained things very clearly and is taking a careful and conservative approach to my treatment. I am definitely recommending him to friends and family. I also appreciate his extensive training and knowledge.

Oct 24, 2023

5 out of 5
Dr Freeman done excellent. Explained everything regarding my injury in a manner our family could understand

Sep 24, 2023

3.32 out of 5
They want tell me about my ct

Aug 28, 2023

4.96 out of 5
This provider wants me to see another provider in the same group/ practice. I have to wait over a month before she can see me. With the issues I'm having I don't think that is acceptable.

Aug 21, 2023

2.2 out of 5
Very unhappy with your services total confusion and non caring from beginning till end..

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