Carl Freeman, MD
Carl Freeman, MD, specializes in the treatment of hip and shoulder disorders in patients of all ages. He is one of a few hip preservation surgeons in the United States. Dr. Freeman’s areas of expertise include:
Total Hip Replacement
Shoulder Replacement Surgery
Minimally Invasive Surgery for Hips and Shoulder
An Orthopaedic Surgeon is educated in the preservation, investigation and restoration of the form and function of the extremities, spine and associated structures by medical, surgical and physical means. This specialist is involved with the care of patients whose musculoskeletal problems include congenital deformities, trauma, infections, tumors, metabolic disturbances of the musculoskeletal system, deformities, injuries and degenerative diseases of the spine, hands, feet, knee, hip, shoulder and elbow in children and adults. An orthopaedic surgeon is also concerned with primary and secondary muscular problems and the effects of central or peripheral nervous system lesions of the musculoskeletal system.
American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
Education & Training:
Doctor of Medicine
Georgetown University, Washington, DC
2002 - 2006
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center-Orthopaedic Surgery Residency, Erie, PA
2006 - 2011
Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville
Legal Practice Name:
Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute, Inc.
From the Doctor:
I graduated from medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed a residency in orthopedic surgery at UPMC Hamot. Afterward, I completed a fellowship in Surgical Preservation of the Hip at the prestigious Schulthess-Klinik (the Swiss Olympic Medical Center) in Zurich, Switzerland. In 2011, I was the first recipient of the International Society for Hip Arthroscopy Traveling Fellowship. In 2015, I was selected to be one of four surgeons to complete the Arthroscopy Association of North America Traveling Fellowship, which involved training in the most advanced surgical practices in sports medicine.
I spent four years as an active duty orthopedic surgeon in the US Navy, which brought me to Jacksonville, stationed at Naval Hospital Jacksonville. In 2012, I had the privilege of treating our service members in Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom where I spent time with a forward surgical team and served in a tertiary combat trauma center. In addition to being an active clinician, I have contributed to academic medicine as Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Herbert School of Medicine, Uniformed Services University of Health Science, Bethesda, MD, and have authored numerous scientific publications.
After being stationed in Jacksonville for four years, my wife and I chose to make this city our home to raise our two children. We enjoy spending time outdoors, water sports on the St. Johns River and traveling with our son and daughter.