University of Southern California
USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center

David R. Freyer, DO, MS
Co-Medical Director, Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Program

Photograph of David R. Freyer

Dr. David Freyer is Director of the Survivorship and Supportive Care Program in the Children's Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases at Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), and is Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California (USC). In these positions, Dr. Freyer oversees clinical cancer survivorship and supportive care services and research, including hematology/oncology-related behavioral health, neuropsychology and health education. Dr. Freyer is a Member of the Cancer Control Research Program at the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center (USC NCCC) and a Member of the Leukemia/Lymphoma Program at CHLA. He directs the LIFE Cancer Survivorship & Transition Service at CHLA, as well as the LIFE Clinic for Adult Cancer Survivors at the USC NCCC. Additionally, in December 2015, Dr. Freyer was appointed Interim Co-Director (Pediatrics) of the Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Program at USC NCCC, and now works with the Co-Director (Medicine) to oversee all aspects of AYA-focused services and research in this integrated program across CHLA and the USC NCCC.

A Phi Beta Kappa scholar who graduated magna cum laude after three years at DePauw University, Dr. Freyer received his medical degree from the Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery. He took his general rotating internship at Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and Hospitals, pediatrics residency at Rush University Medical Center, and pediatric hematology/oncology fellowship at the University of Michigan Medical Center/CS Mott Children's Hospital. He is board-certified in pediatric hematology and oncology. In 2007, Dr. Freyer earned his MS in Clinical Research Design and Statistical Analysis at the University of Michigan School of Public Health.

Dr. Freyer's clinical and research activities are focused primarily on cancer control and survivorship, including the recognition, characterization, management and prevention of short- and long-term morbidity of treatment, as well as AYA oncology, health care transition, and patient-reported outcomes. He is principal or co-investigator on several funded research grants. In the Children's Oncology Group (COG), he serves as Chair of the COG AYA Oncology Discipline Committee and on the Cancer Control & Supportive Care and Survivorship & Outcomes Steering Committees, as well as several protocol and administrative committees. For numerous consecutive years, his clinical expertise has been recognized with citations in "Best Doctors in America."

 

Contact Information
Tel: 323-361-8953
Fax: 323-361-8767
Email: dfreyer@chla.usc.edu
Homepage: http://www.chla.org/LIFE