Dr. Jacob Freedman MD

Medical Director, Chief Medical Officer, Business Consultant

Newton, MA

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Jacob L. Freedman, MD, is a board-certified psychiatrist practicing medicine in both Boston, Massachusetts and Jerusalem, Israel. He is a graduate of The University of Massachusetts Medical School and The Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Residency Training Program where he was Chief Resident of Inpatient Psychiatry and the recipient of the Henry G. Altman award for Excellence in Medical Education. Dr. Freedman is known as a dynamic public speaker and has educated and inspired audiences across Europe, Asia, and America. Dr. Freedman is always excited to work with new businesses and is proud to serve in both leadership and advisory roles with healthcare and technology companies. He can be most easily reached via his website: drjacoblfreedman.com

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Mar 2017 - Present

Mishpacha Magazine


It is a tremendous honor to write a regular column for Mishpacha Magazine. My column—“Off The Couch”—is written with the explicit goal of decreasing the stigma of mental illness in the Jewish Community. A new column is published in the magazine almost every week and is generally available on the website as well: https://mishpacha.com/contributors/jacob-l-freedman-md/


Feb 2016 - Present


Chief Medical Officer

Mentegram is a dynamic organization focused on utilizing new technology to improve outcomes for patients with mental illness. Our HIPAA-compliant technology streamlines the screening and evaluation process for psychiatrists, psychotherapists, and primary care providers. Mentegram is also unique in allowing providers to create personalized psychotherapy and psychopharmacology treatment plans that facilitate increased adherence and treatment engagement. Mentegram is currently at work in four continents with significant new governmental contracts in Australia and The European Union having been signed in the past year. As Chief Medical Officer, I am directly involved in new product development (including having helped to create a flexible new EHR system). Other tasks have included forming the business partnerships and marketing strategies that launched our international business campaign. I further serve as an expert resource for healthcare delivery and clinical management of mental illness and substance abuse.


Jul 2013 - Present

Newton-Wellesley Hospital

Staff Psychiatrist

Covering inpatient, psychiatric consultation/liaison, and emergency room psychiatric services. Teaching and mentoring Tufts University School of Medicine and Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences students. Faculty appointment as Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Tufts University School of Medicine.

Jul 2013 - Present

Jacob L. Freedman MD

Psychiatrist in Private Practice

Private Practice for Psychopharmacology, Individual/Family/Couples Psychotherapy, Independent Medical Examinations, and Expert Consultation.

Sep 2012 - Present

Dr. Jacob L. Freedman Consulting Services

Organizational, Healthcare, and Risk-Management Consultant

I have been engaged in the business world with other industry leaders since the beginning of my training at Harvard Medical School. As an expert in the healthcare field, I have worked with a variety of organizations -- including both established companies and startups -- in consultant roles as well as in leadership positions including that of CMO and VP. My skills as a clinical psychiatrist are at the core of my ability to serve in a variety of roles from that of marketing specialist to that of merger-and-acquisition negotiator. These abilities make me a formidable resource for businesses seeking an organizational consultant to develop strategy and improve performance. My extensive risk-management skills and expertise in forensic medicine provide additional security for both established and changing business landscapes. For more information, please feel free to view my website: http://drjacoblfreedman.com/business-consulting-services/

Jul 2009 - Present

Jacob L. Freedman MD

Freelance Writer

In addition to having published academic and research papers, I have written editorial and opinion pieces for a wide variety of publications including The Jewish Press, The Algemeiner, and The Jerusalem Post. I wrote a regular column for The Jewish Advocate from 2015-2017 and have written for Mishpacha Magazine since 2017. I have also worked as a freelance medical writer and a writing consultant for a variety of organizations including The National Alliance on Mental Illness and Psychiatric Times. Examples of my writing can be found on the links listed below: http://www.psychiatrictimes.com/authors/jacob-l-freedman-md http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Boycotting-the-Israel-Medical-Association-445281 http://www.aish.com/authors/314889671.html


Mar 2015 - Oct 2020



Independent Reviewer for psychiatric disability, treatment, and peer review.

Jan 2017 - Nov 2018


Medical Director

Bayit Cham is known as a pioneer in providing mental health services in Israel. With 11 clinics across the country, Bayit Cham provides clinical and supportive services to over 70,000 individuals each year. In addition to psychiatric and psychotherapy treatment, Bayit Cham runs the largest independent vocational rehabilitation program in Israel and offers a wide range of outreach and psychoeducation programming. As medical director of the English-speaking program, I was charged with developing new initiatives to provide clinical and supportive services to more than 100,000 English-speaking residents of Israel. In addition to heading treatment in Jerusalem and Kiryat Sefer, I worked to develop a variety of new programs including substance abuse treatment services and media campaigns aimed at destigmatizing mental illness in the religious community.

Mar 2015 - Mar 2018


Chief Medical Officer

CoPayGo is a unique medical billing and healthcare technology company dedicated to streamlining the medical billing process. Healthcare providers, clinics, and hospitals can utilize CoPayGo's HIPAA-compliant, easy-to-use technology to save up to 3% on all payments. As Chief Medical Officer, I was involved directly in strategic development, marketing campaigns, and addressing risk-management issues.

May 2016 - Feb 2018

My Psychiatric Partner

VP of Clinical Partnerships and Associate Medical Director

My Psychiatric Partner (MPP) is a company dedicated to providing exceptional psychiatric care to patients everywhere. MPP works directly with individuals using telepsychiatry technology as well as with programs, organizations, and facilities on a larger scale to care for their patients. MPP provides extended care facilities with specialized services including expert consultations, educational programming, and strategic management to achieve CMS goals including decreasing antipsychotic usage and rehospitalizations. As VP of Clinical Partnerships, I was charged with developing new relationships between MPP and other organizations including clinical programs, healthcare technology companies, and relevant academic entities.


Jul 2013 - Dec 2015

Newton-Wellesley Hospital

Lead Consulting Psychiatrist to Integrated Case Management Program

Served as Lead Consulting Psychiatrist to Newton-Wellesley Hospital’s Integrated Case Management Program and Primary Care Physician Group. Developed Program including establishment of Risk-Management Protocols. Direct Supervision of Multidisciplinary Team including Social Workers, Nurse Care Managers, and Behavioral Health Specialists.

Apr 2014 - Mar 2015

Nexus Medical Consulting

Independent Consultant

Independent Reviewer for psychiatric disability, treatment, and peer review.


Mar 2012 - Jun 2014


Healthcare Consultant

Involved in creating, writing, and reviewing website content—and associated printable fact-sheets—for patients and family members with a focus on psychiatric illnesses and psychiatric treatments. Examples of this work can be found on the links listed below: http://www2.nami.org/Content/NavigationMenu/Inform_Yourself/About_Mental_Illness/About_Treatments_and_Supports/Omega-3_Fatty_Acids.htm https://www2.nami.org/Template.cfm?Section=By_Illness&Template=/ContentManagement/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=164964 http://www2.nami.org/content/navigationmenu/inform_yourself/about_mental_illness/about_treatments_and_supports/cognitive_behavioral_therapy1.htm


Nov 2011 - Jun 2013

Walden Behavioral Care

Staff Psychiatrist

Served as a moonlighting attending psychiatrist for inpatient eating disorder and general psychiatry units as well as providing coverage for residential treatment program.

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