William D. Freeman, M.D.
The research interests of William D. Freeman, M.D., include intracranial hemorrhage, specifically subarachnoid hemorrhage; comprehensive organ physiology; and management of patients with neurological disorders in the intensive care unit and hospital. He has special interests in hypothermia and brain metabolism.
Dr. Freeman has published more than 50 peer-reviewed publications. He also has a published textbook, "Neurohospitalist Medicine," and a neurology hospital handbook for Mayo Clinic residents.
Significance to patient care
Research in neurocritical care is aimed at improving care for patients with the most severe neurological injuries in the intensive care unit. For instance, patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage are being studied at Mayo Clinic in Florida.
One study in patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage is noninvasive measurement of brain oxygen and correlations with other parameters to improve outcomes and detection of delayed ischemia. Another area is the use of "multimodal monitoring" computers to understand complex physiological relationships that lead to better outcomes.
Critical Care Neurology
Molecular and Cellular Biology major.
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