Born in southwest Iowa, Dr. Ryan attended Iowa State University, where he received his degree in aerospace Engineering. He attended medical school at the University of Iowa. He completed his residency and oncology and hematology fellowships at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He is board certified in internal medicine, medical oncology and hematology.
Dr. Freeman graduated from medical school in the United Kingdom and registered with the General Medical Council after completing her rotating internships. She moved to Florida in 1986 and started her residency in Pediatrics and a fellowship in Pediatric Hematology/oncology with the University of Florida. This work led her to an interest in several aspects of Public Health: preventative health, access to health care, social determinants of health, affects of stress on health, wellness and chronic disease, adverse childhood experiences and teaching children resilience, implantation of national standards of care and health inequities. In 2017 Dr. Freeman made the transition to professional locum work, which was an opportunity to experience a variety of health care settings across multiple geographic regions and social environments. In 2019 she completed her training in medical acupuncture. Dr. Freeman has previously worked internationally in the UK and Canada, single payer systems of health care. For a brief period in Canada, she worked in a level 3 NICU. She has also provided support to the transfusion services and patient blood management up until 2017.
Dr. Kenneth Friedman formally joined our physician team in 2017, supporting mostly pediatric patients and serves as the Medical Director at the Hemophilia Outreach Center. Dr. Friedman is originally from New York State. He trained in Internal Medicine at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, did further training in hematology at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York City, and then trained in Transfusion Medicine at Blood Center of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. After finishing his training, he joined the hematology section at University of New Mexico where he was co-director of that state’s hemophilia program and ran the coagulation lab. He was then invited back to Milwaukee to join the Blood Center of Wisconsin, where he directs their coagulation lab, sees patients with hemophilia and other bleeding or clotting conditions. Dr. Friedman is heavily involved in research related to von Willebrand disease.
Dr. Malec graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine in 2006. She then completed Internal Medicine & Pediatrics (Med/Peds) Residency, Chief Residency in Pediatrics, and Hematology/Oncology Fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center/Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. She received a Master’s of Science in Clinical Research during her fellowship from the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Malec became faculty in Pittsburgh before joining the team at Froedtert/MCW and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in 2016.
HOC will provide orders and/or recommendations for treatment surrounding surgical procedures and any postoperative doses that may be needed. This is very important because most primary care physicians and or general surgeons do not know what treatment is needed for a bleeding disorder.
|The Hemophilia Outreach Center is always looking to partner with facilities whom we coordinate care with. We have the ability to create and accredit ACCME & ANCC lectures that are specific to care for individuals with a bleeding disorder. We have done ACCME & ANCC lectures with Bellin hospital in the past such as: Hemophilia & von Willebrand’s Disease Basics & Hemophilia and von Willebrand Disease: Background and Perinatal Issues.|