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Esther E. Freeman, MD

Director MGH Global Health Dermatology

  • Phone: 617-726-2914
Department of Dermatology
Clinical Interests
Infectious diseases in dermatology
Internal medicine, dermatologic disorders
Global health
Dermatology (general)
HIV dermatology
Travel medicine
Tropical skin disorders
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Medical Education
MD, Harvard Medical School
Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
Dermatology, American Board of Dermatology
Foreign Languages
Patient Age Group
Adult and pediatric
Accepting New Patients
Accepting New Patients


Esther E. Freeman MD, PhD, DTM&H is an Instructor in Dermatology at Harvard Medical School and a board-certified dermatologist. Dr. Freeman attended Dartmouth College, where she obtained her bachelor?s degree summa cum laude. She received both an MSc and a PhD in infectious disease epidemiology as a British Marshall Scholar at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in the United Kingdom. She received her medical degree (MD) from Harvard Medical School.  She completed her internship at Lahey Clinic, followed by dermatology residency at Harvard Medical School. In addition, she received her Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (DTM&H) from the Gorgas Memorial Institute in Peru.

Dr. Freeman is a physician-scientist performing epidemiological research in the area of HIV dermatology and global health. Her particular area of interest is in HIV-associated malignancies including Kaposi?s sarcoma. She has received the most highly cited author award in Epidemiology in AIDS. She is a consultant to the World Health Organization in Geneva in the area of HIV-associated skin disease and at MGH is the Director of Global Health Dermatology.

In addition to general medical dermatology, her clinical interests include infectious diseases of the skin (especially HIV-related disease, Leishmaniasis, and leprosy), tropical dermatology, and skin disease in travelers.

Dermatology Associates
50 Staniford Street
2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02114-2517

Phone: 617-726-2914