Daniel Freedberg

Daniel Freedberg

Daniel Freedberg

I am a a clinical and translational investigator focused on the relationship between the gastrointestinal microbiome and infections, both enteric and non-enteric.
Assistant Professor
Epidemiology and Medicine

Office/Address:

630 West 168th Street, P&S 3-401
New York NY USA 10032

Phone:
212-342-3302
Fax:
212-305-5576
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Biography

Dr. Freedberg is a clinical and translational investigator focused on the relationship between the gastrointestinal microbiome and infections, both enteric and non-enteric. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and the Mailman School of Public Health and trained in medicine and gastroenterology at Columbia University Medical Center. He is the past recipient of an American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Research Scholar Award and has received funding from the NIH/NIDDK, Irving Institute (Columbia’s CTSA), and the Department of Defense. His work has been published in leading journals across disciplines: Gastroenterology, Clinical Infectious Disease, Intensive Care Medicine, JAMA Internal Medicine, and Nature. Currently, he focuses on the gastrointestinal microbiome in the intensive care unit (ICU). He has built large ICU cohorts containing longitudinal clinical data, serial rectal swabs, other biosamples, and clinical outcomes data. These samples and data have been collected to understand the dynamic changes that take place within the gastrointestinal microbiome during critical illness and to ask how these changes may impact risk for ICU-acquired infections. His past studies in this area show the importance of colonizing pathogens such as C. difficile and vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE) as determinants not only of the patient’s own health but of outcomes for patients who share the same hospital environment. Ongoing research tests interventions seeking to improve the resistance of the native gut microbiota against pathogens, with a goal of preventing colonization and downstream infection in the ICU.

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Education

MD, 2008, Harvard Medical School
MS, 2014, Mailman School of Public Health

Columbia Affiliations

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine

Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, Department of Epidemiology

Honors & Awards

2019 Selected as an AGA Future Leader
2017 Ewig Clinical Scholar Award
2017 John N. Loeb annual lecturer
2016 IDSA/SHEA top 10 most influential article

Areas of Expertise

Clinical Trials, Intervention Studies, Longitudinal Studies, Outcomes Research, Patient-Oriented Research, Environmental Risk Factors, Nutrition, Emerging Infections, Infectious Disease
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