Kathryn Freeman, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

Kathryn Freeman

Contact Info


Office Phone 651-227-7551

Office Address:
Bethesda Family Medicine Clinic
580 Rice St
St Paul, MN 55103

MD, University of Minnesota

University of Minnesota St. Joseph’s Hospital Family Medicine Residency

2015 University of Minnesota Faculty Development Fellowship

2016 University of Minnesota Clinical Scholars Initiative


I practice full spectrum family medicine including obstetrics at Bethesda Family Medicine Clinic in St Paul. My clinical passions include providing prenatal and obstetrical care, geriatrics and end of life care, and treating overlapping chronic disease and mental health in refugees and immigrants. My research and professional interests focus on local population health interventions, including building community partnerships, improving patient education, and developing physician advocates. I lead our program’s healthcare legal partnership and resident education didactic curriculum.

Awards & Recognition

2017 AAFP Advocacy Summit Scholarship

2018 St Joseph’s Faculty Teacher of the Year

2019 Minneapolis/St Paul Magazine “Rising Star”

Professional Associations



Research Summary/Interests

Medical student and resident education, immigrant and refugee health, healthcare legal partnerships, interdisciplinary health collaborations.

Research Funding Grants

2018 St Paul Foundation Grant

2018 MAFP Research and Innovation Grant


Academic Interests and Focus

Resident Education, Educational pedagogy, Community Health

Teaching Areas

Family Medicine


Essentials of Clinical Medicine, Family Medicine Clerkship, Sexual Medicine Course


Board Certifications

Family Medicine

Clinical Interests

Geriatrics, Obstetrics, Refugee and Immigrant Health

Community Engagement

St Paul Public Schools Career and Technical Education Committee/Healthy Learners Advisory Board, Karen Organization of Minnesota, Phillips Neighborhood Clinic, ISTOP, 


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