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SAM FREEMAN, MD

Pediatrician, Podcaster, Writer

I'm interested in shedding light on lesser known aspects of medical practice, as well as understanding how medicine intersects with politics, social issues, and culture. I write for various media outlets in English and French on those subjects. I was a finalist for the Missouri Review's 2022 Perkoff Prize for nonfiction writing on health and medicine.

We hear and read lots of platitudes and niceties about medicine, and I'm curious to go beyond those narratives. So in 2021 I decided to interview interesting people about their experiences in and ideas about health and medicine. That's how Practicing  came to be. 

I am a pediatrician based in Montreal, Canada. I work in a busy urgent care centre in the Montreal area. I have also practiced community and hospital based pediatrics and have worked in Inuit villages of Northern Quebec as part of the Northern and Native Child Health Program of the Montreal Children's Hospital.


I trained in medicine at Université de Montréal and in pediatrics at the Montreal Children's Hospital/McGill University. Before that I worked for world-renowned economist Jeffrey Sachs. I have a BA in economics from Yale University.

Find out more on my website.