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Stephen Freiberg, MD

Sarcasm is my preferred language. I’m a big jokester, and there is nothing I like more than getting big belly laughs out of my wife, children, friends, and colleagues.

Some would argue this cornerstone of my personality exists in stark contrast to my profession as a cardiothoracic anesthesiologist: I take care of some of the sickest patients in the hospital, and I strive to do so at the highest level- Difficult airway? they call me. Dying patient on complex mechanical circulatory support? They call me. Septic vasculopath hemorrhaging? They call me. But I can only take care of these patients by leading and empowering the teams around me.

In anesthesiology we are fond of the term optimization. I aim for optimization in all aspects of my life: To be stronger. To be faster. To be healthier. To be more generous. To laugh harder. I post about this, blog about this, and I’m starting to podcast about it!

Let us all strive to optimize, and be the best versions of ourselves

Stephen Freiberg, MD
Attending Cardiothoracic Anesthesiologist;
Division Chief Anesthesia for Vascular Surgery
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine 2013;
Johns Hopkins Anesthesia and Critical Care Residency 2017;
Duke Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Fellowship 2018

#withoutthewhitecoat I am a father, husband, and blogger seeking to be the best version of myself by empowering others to do the same.

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