Dr Danielle B. Freedman, was awarded the honorary member of the Association of Clinical Biochemistry & Laboratory Medicine (ACB), a title given to people that made a distinguished contribution to Clinical Biochemistry and Laboratory Medicine at an international level.
Dr Freedman, who is also a Consultant Chemical Pathologist and Director of Pathology at the hospital, is only the fifth woman to be awarded this accolade since it was established in 1955, and the fourth person coming from a District General hospital.
Danielle joined the L&D Hospital in 1985, after training as a Pathologist at the Royal Free hospital and specialising in Clinical Biochemistry and Endocrinology at the Middlesex Hospital Medical School.
During her time at the Trust, she has covered several crucial roles, including Divisional Director of Pathology, Radiology, Pharmacy and Therapies and has been the hospital’s Medical Director between 2005 and 2010. Since 2015 she has been the Chief Medical Adviser to the Trust Board.
She also continues to teach undergraduate and postgraduate courses on the clinical aspects of biochemistry and laboratory testing in clinical care.
A regular international speaker, Dr Freedman has been the recipient of several prizes, including the “Outstanding Speaker Award” by the American Association of Clinical Chemistry in 2009 and in 2014. She was the vice President of the Royal College of Pathologists between 2008 and 2011.
Dr Freedman has published over 100 articles about her work in scientific journals, and contributed to publications and books on clinical governance, thyroid disease, laboratory quality and the laboratory in the patient pathway.
Outside her hospital and teaching engagements, Danielle chairs the Lab Test Online – UK Board, a non commercial website designed to help patients and carers to understand the meaning of their test results and to aid clinicians in explaining them in lay terms to their patients.