Ingrid Freeny, M.D. obtained her undergraduate and graduate degree in Pharmacy from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. She attended medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia. Dr. Freeny completed her residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. She also completed a Psoriasis Fellowship at the University of Utah where she was the sub-investigator for cutting-edge research in both the genetics and treatment of psoriasis.
Dr. Ingrid Freeny is Board Certified in Dermatology, and she is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. She has written articles on psoriasis, hair disorders and eczema. Her areas of special interest include skin cancer screening, acne, hair loss, psoriasis and cosmetic dermatology.
Drexel University College of Medicine
Doctor of Medicine, May 2006
University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
Bachelor of Pharmacy September 2000
Doctor of Pharmacy May 2001, Magna Cum Laude
Dermatology Resident (July 2008 to June 2011)
Drexel University – Philadelphia, PA
Utah Psoriasis Initiative Research Fellow (July 2007 to July 2008)
University of Utah – Salt Lake City, Utah
Worked as a sub-investigator for several clinical trials evaluating the efficacy of tumor necrosis factor-alpha blockers and anti-IL12B agents for the treatment of psoriasis. Collect and correlate phenotypic, genotypic and environmental data for a rapidly expanding psoriasis database; conduct pharmacogenomic research correlating response to anti-IL-12B therapy genotype to genotype. Advisor: Gerald Krueger, M.D.
Transitional Intern (May 2006 to June 2007)
Mercy Catholic Medical Center – Darby, Pennsylvania
California Medical License, 2012 to present
Board Certification, American Board of Dermatology, 2012 to present
Registered Pharmacist, April 2001 to present
Eugene M. Farber Award for Young Investigators, 2009
Amgen Dermatology Fellowship/Residency Stipend Support Program, 2008
Pediatrics, Dermatology (Drexel University), Dermatology (Thomas Jefferson University) Rheumatology, Infectious Diseases, Gastroenterology, Sub-Internship in Internal Medicine, 2005-2006
Behavioral Sciences, Bioethics, Community Experience, Nutrition, Physician & Pt, 2003
American Academy of Dermatology Minority Mentorship Award, 2005
Edward Doud Scholarship 2004
Dr. Margaret Delmore Scholarship 2003
Wolfe/Garolfano Scholarship 2003, 2004, 2005
Capital Campaign Scholarship 2002
University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
Dean’s list seven semesters
Medco Containment Scholarship
Secretary, Rho Chi Society
Duffin KC, Freeny IC, Schrodi SJ, Wong B, Feng BJ, Soltani-Arabshahi R, Rakkhit T, Goldgar DE, Krueger GG. Association between IL13 polymorphisms and psoriatic arthritis is modified by smoking. J Invest Dermatol. 2009 Dec;129(12):2777-83.
Freeny IC, “The Role of 5-Fluorouracil in the Treatment of Keloids and Hypertrophic Scars” In HE Baldwin (Ed.), Keloids and Hypertrophic Scars, Informa Healthcare in press July 2009.
Freeny IC, “Miscellaneous Therapies for Keloids and Hypertrophic Scars” in HE Baldwin (Ed.), Keloids and Hypertrophic Scars, Informa Healthcare in press July 2009.
DeEugenio D, Freeny IC, Rovnack MB, Nice FJ,. Medications and Breast-Feeding: A Guide for Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians, and Other Healthcare Professionals Part I. J Pharm Technol 2004; 20:17-27.
DeEugenio D, Freeny IC, Rovnack MB, Nice FJ. Medications and Breast-Feeding: A Guide for Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians, and Other Healthcare Professionals Part II. J Pharm Technol 2004; 20:85-95.
Nice FJ, DeEugenio D, Freeny IC, Rovnack MB. Medications and Breast-Feeding: A Guide for Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians, and Other Healthcare Professionals Part III. J Pharm Technol 2004; 20:165- 177.
Chen CS, Freeny IC, Bowman BJ, Ofner CM. Blocking and Deblocking of Gelatin Amino Groups for the Preparation of Gelatin/ Methotrexate Conjugates. AAPS PharmSci Supplement 1999; 1(4):S-481.
Freeny IC, “Behcet’s Disease” Case presentation at the Pennsylvania Academy of Dermatology, Oct 2009, Bedsford, Spring, PA
Freeny IC, Duffin KC Schrodi SJ, Wong B, Feng BJ, Soltani-Arabshahi R, Rakkhit T, Goldgar DE, Krueger GG. “An IL13 Polymorphism that associates with psoriasis and protects from risk of psoriatic arthritis is abrogated by smoking” presented at Montagna Symposium on the Biology of Skin Oct 2009 and Society for Investigative Dermatology Annual Meeting Montreal, Canada May 2009
Freeny IC, B Wong, SJ Schrodi, AB Begovich, KP Callis, GG Krueger. Phenotypic and genotypic profile of psoriatic arthritis patients with asthma. Poster presented at International Investigative Dermatology Meeting Kyota, Japan May2008.
Freeny, IC (2005), “Ocular Melanoma” presented at Drexel University Department of Dermatology Grand Rounds, September 2005, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Freeny IC, Philips AL, Schaffer M “The Impact of the RALES Study on Spironolactone Use Among Congestive Heart Failure Patients in a Medicaid Managed Care Organization” poster presented at:
2001 Spring Clinical Practice and Research Forum, Sponsored by American College of Clinical Pharmacy. April 2001.
Freeny, IC (2001), “Folic Acid Supplementation in Pregnant Epileptic Women” presented at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Noon Conference, February 2001, Bethesda, Maryland.
Freeny IC, Bowman BJ, Ofner CM. “Blocking of Gelatin Amino Groups for the Preparation of a Methotrexate Gelatin Conjugate” poster presented at:
Tenth Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, Sponsored by USP Sigma Xi Chapter. April, 1999.
Consortium for Research Excellence Eighth Annual Undergraduate Student Research Symposium, Sponsored by American Chemical Society. April, 1999.
Volunteer/ Extracurricular Activities:
Drexel College of Medicine
American Medical Student Association, 2003
Physician and Patient Course Co-Facilitator – Assisted faculty in teaching patient interviewing skills to first year medical students. Prepared lessons, graded written assignments, lectured, observed student interviews and provided feedback.
China Town Clinic – Philadelphia, PA
Worked as medical student and pharmacist to provide medical care to uninsured Asian immigrant population, 2004.