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Health and Hospitals Public Benefit Corporation Board of Directors Victor G. Freeman Emergency Appointment Resolution of 2001
PR 14-71

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To appoint Dr. Victor G. Freeman to the District of Columbia Health and Hospitals Public Benefit Corporation Board of Directors.

RESOLVED, BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this resolution may be cited as the "Health and Hospitals Public Benefit Corporation Board of Directors Victor G. Freeman Emergency Appointment Resolution of 2001".

Sec. 2. The Council of the District of Columbia appoints:

Dr. Victor G. Freeman
2700 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Apt. 102-B
Washington, D.C. 20008
(Ward 3)

as a member of the Board of Directors of the Health and Hospitals Public Benefit Corporation, established by section 203 of the Health and Hospitals Public Benefit Corporation Act of 1996, effective April 9, 1997 (D.C. Law 11-212; D.C. Code §32-262.3), replacing Dr. Bette Catoe whose term expires December 12, 2001.

Sec. 3. The Council of the District of Columbia shall transmit a copy of this resolution, upon its adoption, each to the appointee and to the Office of the Mayor.

Sec. 4. This resolution shall take effect immediately.

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Home Address: 2700 Connecticut Ave. NW - Apt. #102-B, Washington, DC 20008-5308

Phone: (202) 462-9503 / Fax: (202) 332-4650, E-Mail:

Work Address: IHS Medical Director for Quality, c/o Quality (2nd Fl. - Orig. Bldg.), Inova Fairfax Hospital, 3300 Gallows Rd., Falls Church, VA 22042-3300

Office: (703) 698-3632 / Fax: (703) 698-2309, E-Mail: victor.

Citizenship: U.S.A.

Licensure: District of Columbia, Virginia


1995 - 99, M.P:P., GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY (Washington, DC), Master's Program in 'Public Policy' (Health Policy Certificate)

1995 (Summer), JOHNS HOPKINS SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH & HYGIENE, Summer Graduate Program in Epidemiology (Statistics / Epidemiol.)

1985 - 92, M.D., STANFORD UNIVERSITY MEDICAL SCHOOL (Stanford, CA), (Graduate Coursework in Economics Dept. / Business School)

1984 - 85, HARVARD INTERNATIONAL FELLOW (H. Russell Shaw Fellowship), (Examined health care delivery in England, France & Switzerland)

1980 - 84, B.A., HARVARD UNIVERSITY (Cambridge, MA)

Post-Graduate Training:

1995 - 97, Health Policy Research Fellow -Public Health Service Training Grant, Clinical Economics Research Unit (Department of Medicine)
Chairman: John Eisenberg, M.D., M.B.A.

1992 - 95, Resident. Internal Medicine - Primary Care Program
Chairman: John Pons, M.D.

Professional Experience:

1998 - Present, IHS Medical Director for Quality - Inova Health System (Falls Church, VA)

1998, MD Associate (Management Consultant) - APM/CSC Healthcare (New York, NY)

1996 - Present, Member: Board of Directors - DC Health & Hospitals Corporation (Washington, DC)
(Chairman: Joint Conference Committee / Member: Executive Committee 1996-2000)

1996 - 1997, Member: Editorial- Advisory Board: Pharmaceutical Representative Newsmagazine

1996 - 1997, Quality Workgroup Coordinator - Clinical Process Team for Stroke Management,
Appointed Member - Hospital Clinical Resource Steering Committee,
Appointed Member - Medicine Department Quality Improvement Committee, Georgetown University Medical Center (Washington, DC)

1994 - 1995, In-House Physician (Part-Time), Lowell General Hospital (Lowell, MA)

1993 - 1994, Pre-Medical Advisor (Non-Resident), Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)

1987 - 1990, Lecturer: "Minority Health Issues", Stanford Medical School (Stanford, CA)

1987 (Summer), Administrative Intern: "Health of the Underserved", Office of Minority Health, US. Dept. of Health & Human Services (Washington, DC)

1986 (Summer), Teaching Assistant: "Histology", Stanford Medical School (Stanford, CA)

1983 - 1984, Administrative Intern: "Race Relations", Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)

1980 - 1982, Emergency Med. Tech. (EMT), Wynne-Brooke Ambulance (Philadelphia, PA)

1980 - 1981, CPR Instructor, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)

Honors & Awards:

2000, Dr. Charles Epps III Memorial "Community Service" Award, Medical Society of the District of Columbia

2000, AMA/Glaxo Program "Emerging Physician Leader", American Medical Association - National Leadership Development Program

1992, "Outstanding Community Service Award" - Stanford University Medical School

1990, "Exceptional Achievement Scholarship" - Golden State Medical Association
Awarded student scholarship for exceptional academic/personal achievement by the California state society of the National Medical Association

1989, "Leader of The Future" - Recognized for accomplishments by Ebony Magazine

National Leadership Positions:

1997 - 2000, National Chair - American Medical Association (AMA) Minority Affairs Consortium

1993 - 1997, Resident Physician Member - AMA Council on Long-Range Planning & Development

1990 - 1992, National Vice-Chair - AMA Medical Student Section

1989 - 1992, Appointed Liaison - Consortium of Medical Student Organizations

1989 - 1990, National President - Student National Medical Association

1989 - 1990, Member - Upjohn Pharmaceuticals Medical Education Advisory Committee

Professional Affiliations:

1995 - Present, Medical Society of The District of Columbia
(Member - Quality Improvement Council: 1998 - Present)
(Vice-Chair - Legislative Affairs Committee: 1997 )
(Member - Managed Care Ethics Workgroup: 1996 - 1997)
(Chairman - Resident Physicians Section: 1996 - 1997)
(Member - Capitation Task Force: 1995 - 1996)

1989 - Present, American Medical Association (AMA)
(Alternate Delegate, House of Delegates- District of Columbia: 1997 - 2000)
(Young Physician Section Delegate - District of Columbia: 2000 - Present)
(Resident/Fellows Section Delegate - District of Columbia: 1995 - 1996)
(Resident/Fellows Section Delegate - Massachusetts: 1992 - 1995)
(Medical Student Section Delegate - California: 1990 - 1992)

1987 - Present, National Medical Association (Member)

1992 - 1997, American College of Physicians (Member)

1992 - 1997, Society for General Internal Medicine (Member)

1992 - 1995, Massachusetts Medical Society (Member)


"Lying for Patients: Physician Deception of Third-Party Payers", Freeman VG, Rathore SS, Weinfurt KP, Schulman KA, Sulmasy DP. "Lying for Patients: Physician Deception of Third-Party Payers ", Archives of Internal Medicine Vol. 159:2263-2270, 1999.

Gonzalez VM, Gonzalez JT, Freeman VG, Howard-Pitney B. (Minority Community Health Manual) Health Promotion In Diverse Cultural Communities. Stanford Center for Research in Disease Prevention Health Promotion Resource Center, Palo Alto, CA, 1991.


Health Care Cost-Containment and Its Effect of The Quality of Care Delivery, National Medical Association National Conferences - Honolulu, HI (August 7, 1997)

Trustees /Board Member Forum: Challenges for Politically Appointed Trustees, National Association of Public Hospitals & Health Systems - Napa Valley, CA (June 26, 1997)

Physician Attitudes on Deception of Third Party Payers
Association for Health Services Research - Chicago, IL (June 14, 1997)
Society of General Internal Medicine National Meeting - Washington, DC (May 2, 1997)
Society of General Internal Medicine Regional Meeting - Philadelphia, PA (March 7, 1997)

Quality Management & Health Care Professionals: Agents of Change / Obstacles to Change, Int'1 Clinical Epidemiology Network (INCLEN) Clinical Economics Course - Washington, DC (May 15, 1997)

Cardiac Transplantation: It Lessons for Future Technology Assessment, Int'1 Clinical Epidemiology Network (INCLEN) Chemcal Economics Course - Washington, DC (May 14, 1997)

The Role of the Faith Community In the Managed Care System: A Dialogue, DC 0fc. on Aging / Institute of Gerontology / Wednesday Clergy Group - Washington, DC (April 30, 1997)

HMO Market Effects on Physician Attitudes on Deception of Third Party Payers, Association of American Health Plans Conference - New Orleans, LA (April 2, 1997)

Managed Care & The Future of Patients of Color, Mental Health Association of DC - Washington, DC (March 14, 1997)

The Pinocchio Dilemma: Physicians Under Managed Care Rules- Puppets or Liars, General Medicine Seminar: Georgetown University Medical Center - Washington, DC (January 21, 1997)

Health Care Reform - 1996, RPR Pharmaceuticals Managers Meeting - Valley Forge, PA (December 13, 1996)

Welfare Reform & The Health Care System
Pinsonault Associates Managed Care Meeting - Orlando, FL (October 29, 1996)
African-American Physicians of Trenton - Trenton, NJ (December 7, 1996)

Managed Care: Past. Present & Future...
Mercer County Medical Society Meeting - Trenton, NJ (March 9, 1997)
Pfizer Pharmaceuticals Meeting - Mt. Laurel, NJ (October 2, 1996)
Pfizer Pharmaceuticals Meeting - Newark, NJ (September 25, 1996)
Mental Health Association of DC - Washington, DC (September 20, 1996)
TAP Pharmaceuticals Managers Meeting - Scottsdale, AZ (June 24, 1996)

The Ethics of Managed Care, Medical Society of the District of Columbia - Washington DC (May 13, 1996)

Community Activities / Service:

DC Health & Hospitals Public Benefit Corporation - Foundation Board - Chairman (2000 - Present.)
Harvard Club Of Washington DC -Board Member (1997 - 1998); Public Schools Outreach (1995 - 1999)
The Friends' Central School - Alumni Board Member (1996 - Press), Board President (2000 - Present)
Professional Development Courses (Georgetown University Human Resources Department)
(Courses 1997: Employee Relations 101; Group Facilitation; Customer Service I - III)

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