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  • Alan E. Freeland, MD

    freeland.jpgProfessor Emeritus
    Phone: (601) 815-1220
    Fax: (601) 815-1223

    Dr. Freeland received his BA from Johns Hopkins University in 1961 and his MD from George Washington University in 1965. He completed his internship and one year of general surgery residency at Church Home and Hospital in Baltimore from 1965-67. He was a Fellow in Neurosurgery and a Fellow and Resident in Orthopedic Surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital from 1967-71.

    He entered the Army in 1971. After spending a year on the orthopedic surgery service at the 121st Evacuation Hospital in Soule, Korea, he completed orthopedic training at Letterman Army Medical Center in San Francisco. He later became chief of orthpedic surgery at the U.S. Army Hospital at Fort Campbell, KY, from 1976-77. He completed a Hand Surgery Fellowship at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, FL.

    He came to the University of Mississippi Medical Center in 1978 and achieved the rank of professor in 1986. He served as chief of the medical staff at UMMC from 1986-87 and in the same capacity at Mississippi Methodist Medical Center from 1994-95. He established the Hand Fellowship Program in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery in 1991 and served as director from 1991-2004.

    He is a past president of the Jackson Orthopaedic Society, Mississippi Orthopaedic Society, Southeastern Hand Club and the American Association for Hand Surgery. He was chosen American Association for Hand Surgery National Clinician-Teacher of the Year in 1998. He was the Vargus International Traveling Physician for the American Association for Hand Surgery in 1998.

    Freeland has published numerous articles and chapters and has lectured extensively on topics within his specialty both nationally and abroad. He authored "Stable Fixation of the Hand and Wrist" in 1986, "The 25-Year History of The American Association for Hand Surgery" in 1995, and "Hand Fractures: Repair, Reconstruction and Rehabilitation" in 2000. He served as the section editor for the Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma from 1993-2002. He has been on the editorial board of Orthopedics since 1986 and has been the editor of the Trauma Update section of that periodical since 1989. He has also served on the editorial board of the Yearbook of Hand Surgery, Microsurgery, as a consulting editor for the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery and an international editor for Revista de la Sociedad Venezolana de Cirugia de la Mano.

    He is an honorary member of the Romanian Society for Surgery of the Hand, Venezuelan Society for Surgery of the Hand, and the Venezuelan Society for Hand Therapy, along with being a corresponding member of the Argentina Society for Surgery of the Hand and Colombian Society for Surgery of the Hand.

    Freeland is also listed among "Guide to America's Top Surgeons" and "Castle Connolly's Guide to America's Top Doctors." He retired from his clinical practice June 30, 2005, to focus his efforts in the area of research with the department. He was named Physician and Professor Emeritus - Consultant/Researcher for the department in the fall of 2005 and works closely with residents and fellows in regard to research projects.