Andrea Espejo Freire, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Hematology, Oncology, and Transplantation


Administrator Info
Name: Linsey Roschen
Fax: 612-625-6919

Dr. Andrea Espejo Freire is an oncologist specializing in the care of patients with sarcomas and other rare tumors. Dr. Espejo Freire received her medical degree from the Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador. She completed her residency in internal medicine and fellowship in hematology and oncology at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital. Dr. Espejo Freire has contributed to describing the genomic biology of angiosarcoma, leiomyosarcoma, and synovial sarcoma, among other tumors. Her goal is to translate molecular findings into new targeted therapies for patients living with these aggressive tumors. Dr. Espejo Freire has also studied the efficacy of different treatment regimens for patients with bone sarcomas and angiosarcomas. This is important as therapies for sarcomas are not well established and the toxicities are significant. One of Dr. Espejo Freire's major research interests is the study of the tumor microenvironment for the purpose of developing strategies to overcome tumor resistance to immunotherapy.

Research Summary

  • Genomics of angiosarcomas
  • Tumor microenvironment modulation
  • Immunotherapy

Teaching Summary

  • Clinical Management of patients with sarcomas

  • Immuno-oncology

  • Molecular pathways in sarcomas

Clinical Summary

  • Sarcomas

  • Angiosarcoma

  • Immunotherapy


Universidad San Francisco de Quito

Honors and Recognition

Outstanding Resident Award, ACP-Florida Chapter
Magna cum laude, Luis Pasteur Excellency Scholarship, Universidad San Francisco de Quito
ASCO/AACR Methods of Clinical Cancer Research Workshop

Professional Memberships

American Medical Association
Connective Tissue Oncology Society
American Society of Clinical Oncology
Transatlantic Australasian Retroperitoneal Sarcoma Working Group