Erik C. Freeland, DO, is an orthopedic surgeon, fellowship trained in foot and ankle surgery, specializing in the operative and nonoperative treatment of foot and ankle disorders. Dr. Freeland has extensive training and experience utilizing the most advanced surgical techniques in foot and ankle reconstruction, including reconstruction for flat feet, high arches, and complex deformities. He also specializes in treating tendon disorders, foot and ankle trauma, bunions, hammertoes, and arthritic conditions of the foot and ankle. He also has a special interest in athletic injuries of the foot and ankle, arthroscopic ankle surgery, nerve disorders of the foot and ankle in addition to total ankle replacement. His ultimate goal is to alleviate patients' pain and return them to the activities they enjoy.
Dr. Freeland graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo with a degree in physical therapy. After a brief tenure practicing physical therapy, the western New York native earned his medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Philadelphia, where he also completed his orthopedic surgical residency. He remained in Philadelphia where completed an orthopedic foot and ankle fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania.
In addition to being a clinician, Dr. Freeland enjoys both teaching and research. He is currently appointed as a clinical instructor of orthopedic surgery at Rowan University and the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has authored textbook chapters and peer-reviewed articles for medical journals. Dr. Freeland is a member if the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopaedics and the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society. He practices at the Cherry Hill, Voorhees, and Glassboro office locations of the Cooper Bone and Joint Institute.