Philip Freed

Set a good schedule. Make sure that you are consistent whether it’s a weekday or weekend. Always feel good about pushing yourself to do more.”


Philip Freed, Principal Consultant and Partner for CMEDDS Holdings, LLC, is a consultant for medical institutions throughout the U.S. He has developed educational matrix programs utilized by leading medical device companies and created CMEDDS to transition these programs to EMS, Fire and Law enforcement. His team works closely with local, state and private resources to design individually tailored, easily implemented, step-by-step plans to train administration and staff to deal with natural or man-made disasters. Mr. Freed has worked with startup medical device companies to provide guidance on launching their businesses and obtaining angel/series A-C rounds of funding.

Mr. Philip Freed graduated from Cornell University Medical College as a Physician Assistant and Surgeon Associate, and completed his Master’s Degree at the University of Nebraska. He served as an Emergency Care Instructor in ACLS, BCLS, PALS, and NALS at Cornell University Medical College and New York– Presbyterian Hospital, as well as Department Coordinator for Montefiore Medical Center at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. From 1999-2001, he was Chief of Cardiovascular Services at Lenox Hill Hospital. Philip has been working within the medical device sector since 2001 with start-up and fortune 500 companies working in corporate leadership on FDA quality management systems (QMS) remediation.

Mr. Freed has appeared on national news broadcasts with Lester Holt, Leslie Stahl, and Bryant Gumbel as well as local media outlets when he was a spokesman for the American Heart Association.

What does your typical day look like and how do you make it productive?

My typical day involves looking at different aspects of healthcare in my associates’ fields such as emergency healthcare or critical life support and looking for opportunities to expand in either education or technology.

How do you bring ideas to life?

When I see a good idea, I find people who are smarter than me, such as engineers, and let them show how their experience and their knowledge can make something happen and develop it in an open forum with very knowledgeable people.

What’s one trend that excites you?

An exciting trend is how we’ve been able to tackle a lot of cardiac-related deaths out of the hospital by improving emergency medical services and expanding emergency room intensive care.

What is one habit of yours that makes you more productive?

Taking a little time for myself to get exercise helps me bring out some of the best ideas and it keeps me focused on what I need to do.

What advice would you give your younger self?

Set a good schedule. Make sure that you are consistent whether it’s a weekday or weekend. Always feel good about pushing yourself to do more.

What was one thing you do over and over and recommend everyone else to do?

Never stop learning because when you stop learning you lose the advantage of what’s new in the world and it makes your thought processes outdated. There are so many new technologies and new methodologies that can improve everything you do every day.

What is the best $100 you recently spent, what was it on and why?

The best $100 I spend is usually on my wife because, with the crazy schedule I manage, it lets her know that I care and it just goes a long way in allowing me to do what I want to do.

What is the one book that you recommend our community should read and why?

“Good to Great” by James C. Collins. It helps you to understand how you can still be the same person and be able to do more.

Do you have any favorite quotes that you would like to share?

“If you want to grow your career never let yourself get comfortable. Always be comfortable being uncomfortable because then you’ll know you’re learning something.”


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