Freeman names new medical education director

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 - Freeman names new medical education director

JOPLIN, Mo.—Freeman Health System is proud to announce Dr. Robert McNab’s expanded role as director of medical education. Dr. McNab will continue to serve as director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program and as a part-time hospitalist.

As director of medical education, Dr. McNab is responsible for the oversight, administration, and accountability of the Freeman Graduate Medical Education Program. In addition to internal medicine, these include the ear, nose, and throat residency program, the emergency medicine residency program, and all medical student programs.

Dr. McNab is a graduate of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. He completed his internal medicine residency at Medical Center of Independence in Independence, Mo. He is board-certified in internal medicine and has more than ten years of experience in teaching medical students and residents in training.

“Rob has a passion for medical education,” said Dr. Richard Schooler, Freeman Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. “As a mentor and teacher of future physicians, he will have a tremendous influence on shaping the future of healthcare for Freeman and our region.”

About Freeman Health System

Based in Joplin, Mo., and proudly recognized as the Best Hospital in southwest Missouri—as well as ranked #4 in the state—by US News & World Report, Freeman Health System provides comprehensive healthcare and behavioral health services, including cancer care, heart and vascular care, neurosciences, orthopaedics, and women’s services. The area’s only locally owned, not-for-profit health system, Freeman has more than 300 physicians representing 60 specialties serving southwest Missouri, southeast Kansas, northeast Oklahoma, and northwest Arkansas. For more information, visit or, or follow Freeman President and Chief Executive Officer Paula Baker at