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Dr. John Freedman

is a passionate world traveler who has explored over 90 countries on seven continents. He obtained a B.A. in Literature from Brown University and an M.D. from Yale Medical School. He is also a certified graduate of the International Tour Management Institute.
Dr. Freedman has served as Expedition Leader, Tour Manager, and/or Lecturer for numerous educational travel programs throughout Asia under the auspices of National Geographic Expeditions, Smithsonian Journeys, Stanford Travel/Study, Yale Educational Travel and numerous other prestigious organizations. He is a featured "Scholarship-at-Sea" Enrichment Lecturer for Princess Cruises' Exotic Asia program and he has lectured to international audiences throughout the world. He has also led numerous medical delegations to the developing world and has served as moderator and Chair of over 20 academic symposia. When not off exploring the far corners of Asia or elsewhere, Dr. Freedman practices medicine and resides with his wife and long-time travel companion, Tina, in the California wine country just north of San Francisco.