Léorah Freeman, MD, PhD |
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Dell Medical School
The University of Texas at Austin
Léorah Freeman, MD, PhD is a neurologist in UT Health Austin’s Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology Center within the Mulva Clinic for the Neurosciences. She specializes in the care of people with multiple sclerosis, neuromyelitis optica, and other neuroinflammatory conditions of the central nervous system. Additionally, Dr. Freeman is an assistant professor in the Dell Medical School Department of Neurology and a courtesy assistant professor in the Dell Medical School Department of Diagnostic Medicine.
Dr. Freeman earned both her medical degree and doctorate from Université Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris, France. She completed her residency in neurology and her MS fellowship at the Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Hôpital La Pitié Salpêtrière in Paris, France. She also completed post-doctoral research training in neuroimaging at the Brain and Spine Institute in Paris, and at The University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, TX. She served as faculty at UT Houston between 2016 and 2019 before joining Dell Medical School.
Dr. Freeman is the director of the Multiple Sclerosis Imaging and Outcomes Research Laboratory. Her research focuses on the development of data-driven approaches to predict and improve the long-term outcomes of people with multiple sclerosis. She is a member of the North American Imaging in MS cooperative and participates in multiple collaborative research projects. Her research has been supported by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, the National Institute of Health, PCORI and industry. Dr. Freeman also serves as program director for the MS and Neuroimmunology fellowship at Dell Medical School, and as the medical director of the Moving Stronger program, an innovative exercise program she developed in collaboration with the YMCA and the Texas chapter of the National MS Society. Additionally, Dr. Freeman is a member of the National Healthcare Advisory Council for the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America.