Luncheon with Dr. Howard L. Freedman ‘69 MD ‘73

"Living Under the Sword of Damocles"

 Howard L. Freedman, M.D.
'69 MD '73 
Howard L. Freedman M.D. is a retired Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology who practiced Pediatric Ophthalmology in Redmond, Washington for 21 years and taught at the University of Washington in Seattle. He matriculated from Harvard College in 1969 with a degree in Biology and graduated Harvard Medical School in 1973.  He did a residency in Ophthalmology at Washington University in St. Louis and then took a fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology in Leeds and London England.

The fellowship was interrupted just after his marriage when he was diagnosed with advanced Hodgkin’s Disease (lymph cancer) and underwent a year’s treatment at Stanford. This experience changed his life and perspective dramatically as the threat of recurrence rose over his head as a “Sword of Damocles”.
He developed a passion for teaching, invented the first Photoscreening Camera to test preschool children's eyes for Amblyopia (lazy eye), and began volunteering on missions around the world to share his knowledge and experience. This interest in volunteerism expanded after his retirement at age 53 and he now is very active with the Lions Clubs and is medical director of the Bonita Springs Lions Eye Clinic which provides free eye care and treatment to the uninsured and needy in our community.

He is an active member of the Harvard Club of Naples and recently became a Board Member.

Date: Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Time: Reception/Cash Bar: 11:30 AM; Lunch: 12:00 PM
Place: Club Pelican Bay, 707 Gulf Park Drive
Cost: $27 per person 
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