Carl Freeman, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon

Carl Freeman, MD, specializes in the treatment of hip and shoulder disorders in patients of all ages. He is one of a few hip preservation surgeons in the United States. Dr. Freeman’s areas of expertise include:

  • NEW: Online doctor visits
  • Sports Medicine
  • Knee Surgery
  • General Orthopedics
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Shoulder Replacement Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery for Hips and Shoulder

About Me

I graduated from medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed a residency in orthopedic surgery at UPMC Hamot. Afterward, I completed a fellowship in Surgical Preservation of the Hip at the prestigious Schulthess-Klinik (the Swiss Olympic Medical Center) in Zurich, Switzerland. In 2011, I was the first recipient of the International Society for Hip Arthroscopy Traveling Fellowship. In 2015, I was selected to be one of four surgeons to complete the Arthroscopy Association of North America Traveling Fellowship, which involved training in the most advanced surgical practices in sports medicine.

I spent four years as an active duty orthopedic surgeon in the US Navy, which brought me to Jacksonville, stationed at Naval Hospital Jacksonville. In 2012, I had the privilege of treating our service members in Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom where I spent time with a forward surgical team and served in a tertiary combat trauma center. In addition to being an active clinician, I have contributed to academic medicine as Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Herbert School of Medicine, Uniformed Services University of Health Science, Bethesda, MD, and have authored numerous scientific publications.

After being stationed in Jacksonville for four years, my wife and I chose to make this city our home to raise our two children. We enjoy spending time outdoors, water sports on the St. Johns River and traveling with our son and daughter.


  • Orthopaedic Surgery


  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (Orthopaedic Surgery)

Hospital Affiliation

  • Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville
  • Baptist Physician Enterprise

Legal Practice Name

Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute, Inc.

Primary Office

Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute

1325 San Marco Boulevard, Suite 200
, Jacksonville, FL 32207

Education & Training

  • Residency

    UPMC Hamot - Orthopaedic Surgery Residency - Erie, PA


  • Doctor of Medicine

    Georgetown University Medical School - Washington, DC


  • Bachelor of Science

    Creighton Univeristy - Registrar - Omaha, NE


  • Bachelor of Science

    Creighton Univeristy - Registrar - Omaha, NE


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