Name and PositionDr Leisa Freeman
Contact DetailsMain Telephone Number:01603 289666
Fax Number: 01603 289750
Speciality: Cardiology (Adult)
Sub-speciality : Grown up congenital heart disease including Marfan syndrome
Special clinical interests : Pulmonary hypertension; pregnancy and heart disease
Research interests : Congenital heart disease in adults (ACORN group) and BHF Marfan study (AIMS study).
Current membership(s) of professional National and Regional bodies: Fellow Royal College Physicians, Fellow European Society of Cardiology, British Cardiac Society, British Congenital Cardiac Association; Past Trustee GUCH patients association now Chairman of Medical Committee GUCH PA; Medical Advisor to Marfan patients association; Trustee Norfolk Heart Trust.
Professional profile Dr Freeman trained in medicine at the University of Birmingham Medical School and did her postgraduate training in London at University College Hospital, Charing Cross Hospital and the National Heart Hospital before moving to Norwich in 1991. Clinical director of cardiology 2005-2011. During this time she oversaw the introduction of angioplasty (PCI 2006), primary angioplasty (PPCI 2009), device therapy for rhythm disturbance (ICD 2005) and heart failure (CRT 2009), Electrophysiology and Ablation (2011) . Her research thesis was into emotion stress and the heart and she has published many papers and chapters in textbooks. She has recently published a self-help book on heart disease called “Your Heart and You”, ISBN 07499 22036 (Elizabeth Wilde McCormick & Dr Leisa Freeman).
Personal profile Dr Freeman's interests include golf, salmon fishing and riding. Nuffield Farming Scholarship Trust (1991) Winston Churchill Fellowship Trust (1977)