Following an undergraduate degree in Physiology completed with honours, Dr. Freedman studied Medicine at McGill University in Montreal graduating in 1989. Subsequently , he completed his internship in Internal Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto. This was followed by residency training in Internal Medicine at the Toronto General Hospital between 1989 and 1992. He then completed 2 years of training in Cardiology at the Toronto Hospital from 1992-1994 following which he specialized in non-invasive Cardiology procedures at the Toronto Hospital from 1994-1996. In 1994 he was designated a Cardiology Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Canada. In 1992 and 1995 respectively, he received his certifications in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular disease from the American Board of Internal Medicine. He has been active as a clinical cardiologist since 1996. He worked at the Toronto General Hospital echocardiography lab and general cardiology clinic from 1996-2011, and has maintained a private practice since 1996 with the Cardiomatters group Thornhill and Markham, Ontario.
In 2012, along with Dr Shari Caplan, he co-founded VitalityMD whose goal is to promote and facilitate the implementation of Healthy Lifestyle choices for people through a program of personalized Medicine as well as a comprehensive variety of exercise, nutrition, meditation and education programs.
Since opening his practice in 1996, Dr Freedman learned to appreciate that in order for his patients to succeed in gaining optimal health, it is essential that they participate in their own wellness. This means that patients need to commit to exploring exercise and dietary programs which help them lose weight and optimize their nutrition. They need to achieve restful sleep, and they need to establish a routine which helps them to de-stress and includes the practice of guided meditation. Consequently, Dr Freedman has always been an advocate of the importance of maintaining good health by living a healthy lifestyle. He recognizes that people must seek the drive to do so for themselves and encourages them to do so.
The intention of this website is to provide inquisitive patients with a source of information and resources which may be used in exploring their health options. It is a work-in-progress and is not intended to be comprehensive, but, rather is intended to provoke thought and behavioural changes