Léorah Freeman MD, PhD


Languages

French


Education

Faculte de Medecine La Pitié Salpêtrière Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France, MD

Ecole Doctorale Cerveau Cognition Comportement (ED3C) Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France, PhD


Residency/Fellowship

Residency, Neurology, Assistance Publique - Hopitaux de Paris, France

Fellowship, Multiple Sclerosis, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Hôpital La Pitié Salpêtrière, Paris, France

Biography and Education

Clinical Biography

Léorah Freeman, MD, PhD is a board-certified neurologist in UT Health Austin’s Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology Center within UT Health Austin’s Mulva Clinic for the Neurosciences. She specializes in caring for patients with multiple sclerosis, neuromyelitis optica, and other neuroinflammatory conditions of the central nervous system. Additionally, Dr. Freeman is an assistant professor in the Dell Medical School Department of Neurology and a courtesy assistant professor in the Dell Medical School Department of Diagnostic Medicine.

Dr. Freeman earned both her medical degree and doctorate from Université Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris, France. She completed a residency in neurology at Assistance Publique - Hopitaux de Paris in France and a fellowship focused on the diagnosis, management and treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS) and other neuroimmunological disorders at the Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Hôpital La Pitié Salpêtrière in Paris, France. She also completed a post-doctoral research training in neuroimaging at the Brain and Spine Institute in Paris, France.

Dr. Freeman is the medical director and creator of the Moving Stronger program, a unique and innovative exercise program developed in collaboration with the YMCA and the Texas chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society to improve the long-term outcomes of people living with multiple sclerosis by helping them become and stay active consistently. She also leads a research laboratory, and her current research focuses on the application of advanced imaging techniques to determine the mechanisms driving disability progression in multiple sclerosis. She is deeply committed to the development of new technology to bring state-of-the-art MRI analysis to the bedside and advance precision medicine in multiple sclerosis. Her research has been supported by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, the National Institute of Health, and the French National Institute of Health.

Specializations

  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Neuroimaging
  • Neuroimmunology

Board Certification

  • Texas Medical Board

Awards & Honors

  • Dean’s Excellence in Teaching Award, McGovern Medical School, UTHealth, 2017-2018

Locations

Locations

  • UT Health Austin Clinics | Health Transformation Building
    1601 Trinity Street, Bldg. A
    Austin, TX 78712
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Insurance Accepted

Insurance Accepted

  • AARP Medicare Complete Focus Essential HMO
  • AARP Medicare Complete Focus HMO
  • Accountable Health Plan/Interplan (SPHN)
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage
  • Aetna PPO/HMO (All HMO Plans require a referral)
  • Aetna Seton Health Alliance
  • Aetna Whole Health
  • Ambetter-Superior Health Plan - Exchange Plan
  • Amerigroup
  • Beech Street PPO (SPHN)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Advantage HMO/Health Select (All HMO Plans require a referral)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Choice PPO/UT Select
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Essentials/Blue Essentials Access - Exchange Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield PAR Plan
  • Cigna - All plans
  • Cigna Behavioral Health
  • Coventry (SPHN)
  • Dell Children’s Health Plan STAR/CHIP
  • EHN/WEB TPA - (Whole Foods)
  • First Care Access PPO Network (SPHN)
  • First Health (SPHN)
  • Firstcare HMO (SPHN) (All HMO plans require a referral)
  • Galaxy (SPHN)
  • Healthsmart (SPHN)
  • Health Payors Organization (SPHN)
  • Humana HMOx
  • Humana Medicare Advantage - all plans EXCEPT Humana Medicare Gold Plus. (Out of network for all Humana Medicare HMO Plans)
  • Humana PPO/HMO/Choice Care (All HMO Plans require a referral)
  • Integrated Medical Systems PPO (SPHN)
  • Medicare Part B Traditional fee for service (Novitas)
  • Medicaid/TMHP
  • Multiplan (SPHN) (PHCS is out of network - All HMO Plans require a referral)
  • Optum
  • Oscar Healthcare (SPHN)
  • Seton Health Plan Smarthealth
  • Superior Health Plan STAR/CHIP/STAR KIDS
  • United Healthcare AARP PPO
  • United Healthcare All Savers/Choice/Choice Plus/PPO/HMO (All HMO Plans require a referral)
  • United Healthcare Community Plan - Medicaid
  • United Healthcare Medicare
  • United Healthcare One
  • United Healthcare Dual Complete Focus HMO
  • United Student Resources PPO (SPHN)
  • USA Managed Care (SPHN)
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