Erik C Freeland, DO


Cooper University Health Care Titles

  • Division Head, Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Surgeon

Cooper Medical School of Rowan University Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Professional Type

Cooper University Physician



About Me

Erik C. Freeland, DO,  is an orthopedic surgeon, fellowship trained in foot and ankle surgery, specializing in the operative and nonoperative treatment of foot and ankle disorders.  Dr. Freeland has extensive training and experience utilizing the most advanced surgical techniques in foot and ankle reconstruction, including reconstruction for flatfeet, high arches, and complex deformities. He also specializes in treating tendon disorders, foot and ankle trauma, bunions, hammertoes, and arthritic conditions of the foot and ankle. He also has a special interest in athletic injuries of the foot and ankle, arthroscopic ankle surgery, nerve disorders of the foot and ankle in addition to total ankle replacement. His ultimate goal is to alleviate patients' pain and return them to the activities they enjoy.

Dr. Freeland graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo with a degree in physical therapy. After a brief tenure practicing physical therapy, the western New York native earned his medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Philadelphia, where he also completed his orthopedic surgical residency. He remained in Philadelphia where completed an orthopedic foot and ankle fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania.

In addition to being a clinician, Dr. Freeland enjoys both teaching and research. He is currently appointed as a clinical instructor of orthopedic surgery at Rowan University and the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has authored textbook chapters and peer-reviewed articles for medical journals. Dr. Freeland is a member if the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopaedics and the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society. He practices at the Cherry Hill, Voorhees and Glassboro office locations of the Cooper Bone and Joint Institute.

Office Locations

Glassboro, Cherry Hill
Cooper Specialty Care at Glassboro

221 Victoria Street
(GPS: 26 Mick Drive)
Glassboro, NJ 08028
Phone: 856.536.1475
Fax: 856.536.1476
Maps & Directions

Cooper Bone and Joint Institute at Cherry Hill

2339 Route 70 West
2nd Floor
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
Phone: 856.751.6464
Fax: 856.536.1471
Maps & Directions

Education & Training

Medical SchoolPhiladelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
InternshipDelaware County Memorial Hospital, Drexel Hill, PA
ResidencyOrthopaedic Surgery - Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
FellowshipOrthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgery - Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Special Interests

Foot and ankle surgery, athletic injuries of the foot and ankle, tendon disorders, arthroscopic ankle surgery, nerve disorders of the foot and ankle, total ankle replacement


  • American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics

Awards and Honors

  • South Jersey Magazine "Top Physicians" - 2020