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About Me

Why OBGYN?

I have known I wanted to be a physician since I was very young. As a child, I was fortunate to receive care from one of very few Black pediatricians in Memphis, and the relationship I built with her convinced me that I could be anything I wanted to be. In the summer of 2010, I attended a summer session at Phillips Academy at Andover where I took a gross anatomy course. When dissecting our cat, we discovered that she had been pregnant. As most of the class moved on, I was mesmerized by the uterus and its contents. This experienced, coupled with the recent birth of my first niece and my sister’s experience with pre-eclampsia, sparked a genuine interest in birth and the peripartum period. As I explored more about reproductive health in college, I learned of the maternal health disparities that exist in the United States and how reproductive health is viewed transnationally. While teaching, I realized the severe reproductive health knowledge deficit of my students and worked to address this in our curriculum. All these experiences culminated during my OBGYN clerkship – I was attracted to the variety of the field, both in clinical experience and in diversity of the patient population. It is the perfect match for my love of high acuity care and desire to build long-term relationships with my patients.

Why UCSF?

I have wanted to train in this program since my first year of medical school when I solidified my interest in OBGYN. UCSF OBGYN & RS program has an apparent and long-standing history of leading the path toward equity and justice in reproductive health. Growing up in a medically underserved community, it is important to me to receive training that equips me to care for marginalized patients in settings with few resources, and UCSF is the perfect place for this.

I am very excited to explore the Bay Area, try all the cool brunch spots, and visit wine country! I love to dance, especially to Beyoncé’s music, and I spend a significant amount of time watching HGTV to plan my dream home. I can’t wait to learn and grow with my new UCSF family!

Christian Freeman, MD
Resident Physician - PGY 1

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Main Address

UCSF OB/GYN&RS Residency Program
490 Illinois Street
10th Floor, Box 0132
San Francisco, CA 94143

Location Office Phone Fax
Mission Bay (415) 476 - 5192 (415) 476 - 1811
Mount Zion (415) 353 - 9240 (415) 353 - 9509
San Francisco General Hospital (628) 206 - 3061 (628) 206 - 3112

Research/Clinical Interests: Reproductive justice, high risk obstetrics, medical education, social determinants of health, addressing reproductive health disparities in vulnerable populations

Education/Training

Year

Institution Degree Field of Study
current University of California, San Francisco Residency Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
2021 Emory University School of Medicine; Atlanta, GA MD Medicine
2015 Washington University; St. Louis, MO BA Anthropology, Biology

Research & Professional Experience

Year  
2021 Is There Subcounty Variation in Severe Maternal Morbidity in Urban Atlanta? - Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta GA
2020 Emory Prospective Opportunity for Women’s Health Research (EmPOWR) Initiative - Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta GA
2019 Evaluating the Respiratory Assessment Score for Initiating High Flow Nasal Cannula - Emory University School of Medicine, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Atlanta GA
2018-2020 Member, Organization of Student Representatives (OSR), Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
2018 Asking Saves Kids: Brief Parental Education on Gun Safety to Reduce Unintentional Firearm Injury in Children - Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta GA
2017-2021 Member and Chair, Student Curriculum Committee, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta GA
2017-2020 Clinic Coordinator, Harriet Tubman Women’s Clinic, Clarkston GA
2017-2018 President, SNMA Emory Chapter
2017-2018 Member, Diversity & Inclusion Task Force, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta GA
2015-2017 Corps Member, Teach for America, Memphis TN
2015 Pasmo in the Post-Partum: Are There Differences in Cortisol and Nutrients of the Milk of Filipino Women with and Without a Culturally Bound Syndrome Associated with Postpartum Stress? - Washington University, St. Louis, MO
2014 Do Environmental Exposures Predict Higher Levels of Salivary CRP in Tibetans? - Washington University, St. Louis, MO
2014 Mystery in the Milk: Assessing the Levels of Breast Milk IgA in Response to Differential Pathogen Exposure - Washington University, St. Louis, MO

Achievements & Recognition

Year Major Honors
2021 Magna Cum Laude, Emory University School of Medicine
2021 Dean’s Award, Emory University School of Medicine
2020 Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
2020 Gold Humanism Honor Society
2020 AAUW Selected Professions Fellowship
2020 ElevateMeD Scholars Program, inaugural cohort
2018 Emerging Scholars Award, National Medical Association
2015 College Honors, Washington University in St. Louis

Poster Presentations

Henry TL, Freeman C, Adeagbo S, Hood Y. Making an IMPACT with E.M.P.A.C.T.: A New Pilot Mentoring Program. Society of General Internal Medicine Annual Meeting, Innovations in Medical Education. Poster presentation. April 2021.

Freeman C. A rare case of isolated cranial nerve six (CN VI) palsy due to poorly controlled diabetes mellitis. Georgia Academy of Family Physicians, 2019 Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA. Poster presentation. November 2019.

Freeman C. Pasmo in the Post-Partum: Are there differences in cortisol and nutrients of the milk of Filipino women with and without a culturally bound syndrome associated with postpartum stress? Washington University Department of Anthropology Student Research Showcase, St. Louis, MO. Poster presentation. April 2015.

Anderson J, Chernoff M, Freeman C, McKinley K, Onugha J. Do Environmental Exposures Predict Higher Levels of Salivary CRP in Tibetans? Washington University Department of Anthropology Student Research Showcase, St. Louis, MO. Poster presentation. April 2014.

Chernoff M, Anderson J, Freeman C, McKinley K, Onugha J. Mystery in the Milk: Assessing the Levels of Breast Milk IgA in Response to Differential Pathogen Exposure. Washington University Undergraduate Research Symposium, Washington University, St. Louis, MO. Poster presentation. April 2014.

Oral Presentations

Henry TL, Freeman C, Adeagbo S, Hood Y. Making an IMPACT with E.M.P.A.C.T.: A New Pilot Mentoring Program. Emory University School of Medicine‘s Inaugural Health Equity Day. Oral Presentation. Accepted for May 11, 2021.

Freeman C. “Is there subcounty variation in maternal morbidity in Atlanta, GA?” Oral presentation at Medical Student Research Day, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA. April 2021.

Freeman C. “From Conferences to the Classroom: A Student Perspective on Linking National Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives to Emory University School of Medicine,” Oral presentation given at Small Group Advisors’ Grand Rounds at Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA. November 2018.