Dr. Josh Freeman is the Alice M. Patterson, MD, and Harold L. Patterson, MD Professor and Chair of the department of family medicine and chief of family medicine at the University of Kansas Hospital. He serves nationally as a member of the board of trustees of Roosevelt University in Chicago. He is assistant editor of the journal Family Medicine and is on the board of Southwest Boulevard Family Care.
Dr. Freeman is a co-faculty advisor for the JayDoc Student-run Free Clinic, and for the Community Leadership track longitudinal elective. He served as chair of the Steering Committee for Curricular Change (2003-05), and is an elected member of the executive committee of the Faculty Council. He was a Fulbright Scholar in São Paulo, Brazil in 2003, and consults there frequently on the establishment of family medicine in that country.
In 2007-08, Dr. Freeman completed the joint American Council on Education fellowship to train leaders in higher education and the STFM Foundation Bishop Fellowship. His host institution was the University of New Mexico, where his mentor was Paul Roth, MD, dean of the medical school and Executive Vice President for Health Sciences. He received STFM’s highest honor, the Recognition Award, in 2006. He served nationally as secretary/treasurer for STFM in 2012.