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Dr. Freeman specializes in the treatment of hip, shoulder and knee disorders in patients of all ages. He is one of a few Hip Preservation Surgeons in the United States. Advanced hip procedures include hip arthroscopy (hip scope), anterior total hip replacement (including robot assisted), periacetabular osteotomy (PAO) and surgical dislocation of the hip. Advanced shoulder procedures include shoulder arthroscopy for rotator cuff and labral repair, instability surgery, shoulder replacement, reverse shoulder replacement, and latissimus transfer. In addition, Dr. Freeman’s practice includes sports medicine and knee surgery. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons

Dr. Freeman graduated from medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine, and performed residency in orthopedic surgery at UPMC Hamot. Afterward, he completed a fellowship in Surgical Preservation of the Hip at the prestigious Schulthess-Klinik (the Swiss Olympic Medical Center) in Zurich, Switzerland. In 2011, Dr. Freeman was the first recipient of the International Society for Hip Arthroscopy (ISHA) Traveling Fellowship. In 2015, Dr. Freeman was selected to be one of four surgeons to complete the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) Traveling Fellowship, which involved training in the most advanced surgical practices in sports medicine.

Dr. Freeman spent four years as an active duty orthopedic surgeon in the US Navy, which brought him to Jacksonville- stationed at Naval Hospital Jacksonville. In 2012, he had the privilege of treating our service members in Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom where he spent time in a forward surgical team, and served in a tertiary combat trauma center. In addition to being an active clinician, Dr. Freeman has contributed to academic medicine as Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Herbert School of Medicine, Uniformed Services University of Health Science, Bethesda, MD, and has authored numerous scientific publications.

After being stationed in Jacksonville for four years, he and his wife chose to make this city their home to raise their two children. They enjoy spending time outdoors, water sports on the St. Johns River, and traveling with their son and daughter. Dr. Freeman volunteers his time as a team physician for Paxon High School and Episcopal School of Jacksonville.

Dr. Freeman is a previous Board Member of the Duval County Medical Society and delegate to the Florida Medical Association.

Medical Secretary:

His areas of expertise include:

Board-certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

American Board of Orthopedic Surgery



Hip Arthroscopy Fellowship:

International Society for Hip Arthroscopy Traveling Fellow2011
First Traveling Fellow in the society’s history
Trained under Drs. Thomas Byrd and Michael Leunig

Surgical Preservation of the Hip:

AO Fellowship2011
Schulthess Klinik, Zurich , Switzerland
Trained under Drs. Michael Leunig, Reinhold Ganz, and Martin Beck

Arthroscopy Association of North America

Travelling Fellow 2015
The Steadman Philipon Clinic, Vail, CO
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
Southern California Orthopedic Institute, Los Angles, CA


Orthopedic Internship and Residency:

UPMC Hamot, Erie, PA2006 - 2011
Department of Orthopedic Surgery

Medical School:

Georgetown University, School of Medicine, Washington, DC 2002-2006


Creighton University, Omaha, NE

College of Business Administration 1998-2002
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Major: Finance Magna Cum Laude

Employment History

Practice History – Non Military

Jacksonville Orthopedic Institute2014-Present
Employed Orthopedic Surgeon


Active Duty:

  • Lieutenant Commander, Medical Corps, United States Navy2012-2015
  • Lieutenant, Medical Corps, United States Nav2011-2012


  • Lieutenant, Medical Corps, United States Navy Reserve2006- 2011
  • Ensign, Medical Corps, United States Navy Reserve2002-2006

Hospital Appointments

Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville2014-Present

Department of Orthopedic Surgery
800 Prudential Drive
Jacksonville Fl, 32207
(904) 202-2000

Staff Orthopedic Surgeon 2011- 2015

Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Naval Hospital Jacksonville
2080 Child Street
Jacksonville, FL 32214

Academic Appointments

Assistant Professor of Surgery2013- 2019

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
F. Edward Herbert School of Medicine

Board Certification And Licensure

American Board of Orthopedic Surgery2014 - 2024

Board Certified         94669

Beginning Date         7/24/2014

Medical Licenses:

Florida         (active)2009- Present

Georgia         (active)2019-Present

Professional Accomplishments

Wartime Service

Deployed to Afghanistan in Operation Enduring Freedom, 2012
Served in a Role 2 Forward Deployed Surgical Team with the US Marines, 1st Med BN
Served at Bastion Role 3, a NATO regional trauma center in Helmand Province, Afghanistan


AONA Resident Research Grant: “The Effect on Fracture Healing and Antimicrobial Chemoprophylaxis of Silver Coated Intramedullary Femoral Nails: a rodent model.”
Principal Investigators: Carl R Freeman MD and John D Lubahn MD


  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons2011 - Present
    Candidate Member
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America2014 - Present
    Associate Member
  • International Society for Hip Arthroscopy2018 - Present
    Active Member
  • Florida Medical Association2016 – Present
    Delegate Member
  • Duval County Medical Society2016 – Present
    Board of Directors, Member
  • Carl Freeman, M.D. with his Family pic1
  • Carl Freeman, M.D. with his Family pic2
  • Carl Freeman, M.D. with his Family pic3
1325 San Marco Blvd
Suite 200
Jacksonville, FL