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Esther E. Freeman, MD

  • Director MGH Global Health Dermatology


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Clinical Interests
  • Infectious diseases in dermatology
  • Internal medicine, dermatologic disorders
  • Global health
  • Dermatology (general)
  • HIV dermatology
  • Travel medicine
  • Tropical skin disorders
Medical Education
  • MD, Harvard Medical School
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
  • Dermatology
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • Centene/Celticare
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Fallon Community HealthCare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - ACD
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO
Patient Age Group
Adult and Pediatric

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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.

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Research & Publications

Research Summary

View my most recent publications at PubMed

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Dermatology Associates
50 Staniford Street
2nd Floor
Boston MA, 02114-2517
Phone: 617-726-2914

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