Carol V. Freer, MD, MS, FACP, CPE, is a board certified physician with more than 35 years of experience in internal medicine and infectious diseases. She currently is an Associate Professor of Medicine( Division of Infectious Diseases and Hospital Epidemiology) Emerita at Penn State Milton S Hershey Medical Center. Most recently, Dr. Freer served as Chief Medical Officer for Penn State Hershey. In this role, she acted as a liaison between Senior Leadership and physicians to promote institutional wide strategies for evidenced based care, efficient clinical operations, and improved communication to promote patient satisfaction and safety. Dr. Freer joined Penn State Hershey in 2008 as Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of Hospitalist Outreach. In 2009, she became Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs in the Department of Medicine.
Prior to joining Penn State Hershey, Dr. Freer served 12 years as Vice President for Medical Affairs and Hospital Epidemiologist at Hanover Hospital where she directed the creation of Hanover Hospital’s first Hospitalist Care Program and participated in seven Joint Commission reviews.