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Pursuing a successful career in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery that spans more than 20 years, Dr. James Freije possesses extensive experience with a number of private and public hospitals in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and New York. In addition to working at several Veterans Affairs hospitals, Dr. James Freije has served as a professor at three colleges. He has also presented on topics in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery at a number of conferences and has published research in over 30 medical journals and books.

At present, Dr. Freije works on staff as an Associate of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the Mount Nittany Physician’s Group, part of Mount Nittany Medical Center, in State College, Pennsylvania. The facility is located at 3901 South Atherton Street in State College, Pennsylvania, and can be reached by calling (814) 466-2300. 

Dr. James Freije earned his M.D. at SUNY Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, New York, and fulfilled his internship and residency at the University of Vermont Medical Center in general surgery and otolaryngology-head and neck surgery. He later accepted a fellowship in advanced training in head and neck oncologic surgery through the University of Cincinnati Medical Center in Cincinnati and was named a Fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.

Dr. Freije spent two years on staff at the Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania, and also served as an Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery at Penn State College of Medicine in Hershey. In 1993, he accepted a position as an Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology in Milwaukee in the Department of Otolaryngology & Human Communication at the Medical College of Wisconsin. At the same, Dr. Freije served on staff at several hospitals in the Milwaukee area and was Chief of Otolaryngology at Zablocki Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

After two years, Dr. James Freije left Milwaukee to serve as an Associate Professor of Otolaryngology in the Department of Otolaryngology at SUNY Health Science Center in Syracuse, New York. While serving as a professor, he also worked on staff at several Syracuse-area hospitals for three years. During a sabbatical, Dr. Freije studied public health at SUNY University at Albany in New York, graduating with a Master of Public Health. Dr. James Freije returned to the medical field after graduate school and spent the next the next seven years in northern Pennsylvania on the staff of two hospitals in Wellsboro and Sayre.

At present, Dr. James Freije is board certified as a Diplomat by the American Board of Otolaryngology and is currently a member of the Pennsylvania Medical Society. An Elected Physician Member for the Mount Nittany Health System Board, Dr. Freije also serves as a Cancer Liaison Representative on the Cancer Committee for Mount Nittany Medical Center.

Work experience

Jul 2009Present

Associate- Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery

Mount Nittany Physician Group


Aug 1981Jun 1985


Suny Upstate Medical Center -College of Medicine
Aug 1977May 1981


Villanova University