Professor Brian Freeman

MB, BCh, BAO, DM (Nottm), FRCS (Tr & Orth), FRACS (Ortho), FAOrthA

Professor Brian Freeman is an Orthopaedic Surgeon with a major interest in both Paediatric and Adult Spinal Surgery. His public practice is shared between the Royal Adelaide Hospital, the Women and Children’s Hospital. His private practice is conducted at Orthopaedics SA with admitting / clinical privileges at St Andrew’s Hospital and Memorial Hospital.

Professor Freeman graduated from medical school in 1988 and pursued higher surgical training in Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, obtaining Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1997 and Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2010. He completed two internationally recognised Fellowships in Spinal Surgery; The British Orthopaedic Association National Fellowship in Spinal Surgery (12 months, 1998-1999) Nottingham, UK and The Clinical/Research Fellowship in Spinal Surgery at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide, Australia (12 months 1999-2000). Research conducted during this Fellowship (2000) led to the award of Doctorate of Medicine to Professor Freeman from the University of Nottingham, UK (2006). 

Professor Freeman has been in continuous clinical practice as a Spinal Consultant for 16 years. He commenced as Consultant Spinal Surgeon at Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham, UK in 2000. In 2007, he was awarded the position of Special Professor of Spinal Surgery by the University of Nottingham, UK (2007-2010). In 2008 he was appointed Head of Spinal Services at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and Professor of Spinal Surgery at University of Adelaide (2008-present). He was appointed Research Director at the Adelaide Centre for Spinal Research in 2012 and Co-director of the Centre for Orthopaedic and Trauma Research, University of Adelaide in 2012.

Areas Of Interest

  • Adult and Paediatric Spinal Surgery
  • Paediatric Spinal Deformity (Scoliosis and Kyphosis)
  • Adult Spinal Deformity
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Tumours
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Degenerative Conditions (Cervical and Lumbar Spine)

Current Appointments

Public Hospital Appointment
Senior Visiting Medical Specialist
Spinal Injuries Unit, Department of Orthopaedics and Trauma
Royal Adelaide Hospital
Adelaide, SA
Public Hospital Appointment
Senior Visiting Medical Specialist
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Women's and Children's Hospital
North Adelaide, SA
Private Hospital Appointment
Spinal Surgeon
St Andrew's Hospital
Adelaide, SA
University Appointment
Senior Lecturer
Discipline of Orthopaedics and Trauma
The University of Adelaide
Adelaide, SA

Awards

2016
ISSLS Prize in Clinical Studies
International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine
2015
Spinal Research Award
Spine Society of Australia
2013
Spinal Research Award
Spine Society of Australia
2012
Outstanding Paper Award in Surgical Science (Runner Up)
North American Spine Society / The Spine Journal
2009
ISSLS Prize in Basic Science/Biomechanics
International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine
2009
Spinal Research Award
Spine Society of Australia
2007
ISSLS Prize in Clinical Studies
International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine

Practice Locations

Private Rooms

Orthopaedics SA, Bone and Joint Specialists
1st Floor 1 Kermode Street
North Adelaide, SA, 5006

Phone:
08 8267 8200
Fax:
08 8267 2007
Email:
bfreeman [@t ] orthosa ( dot] com ( dot] au
Public Hospital

Spinal Injuries Unit, Department of Orthopaedics and Trauma
Royal Adelaide Hospital
North Terrace
Adelaide, SA, 5000

Fee Structure

Please call 08 8267 8200

Get in contact

To get in contact with Prof Freeman at Orthopaedics SA, Bone and Joint Specialists:
Phone:
08 8267 8200
Fax:
08 8267 2007
Email:
bfreeman [@t ] orthosa ( dot] com ( dot] au
Address:
1st Floor 1 Kermode Street
North Adelaide, SA 5006

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