As a seasoned drug development executive and life sciences entrepreneur, his experience spans from Phase 1 drug development through to post-registration clinical development and medical affairs programming across numerous therapeutic areas.
Dr. Freed has held senior leadership positions with various biopharmaceutical companies, most recently as Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer of Civitas Therapeutics, Inc., which was acquired by Acorda Therapeutics Inc. in 2014. Prior to Civitas, he held leadership positions at Adnexus Therapeutics, Inc., Vitae Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals/GlaxoSmithKline. Dr. Freed has been published in more than 40 peer reviewed manuscripts, four book chapters and more than 90 abstracts related to an array of drug development and translational medicine programs. Currently, Dr. Freed also holds Board positions with Dicerna Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Sojournix, Inc.
Dr. Freed performed his internal medicine residency at Temple University Hospital and nephrology fellowship at Yale-New Haven Hospital.