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Texas Medical Center

Pediatric Radiology
Phone: 832-824-7237
Fax: 832-825-0160


6701 Fannin Street
Suite 470
Houston, TX 77030

John T. Freiling, MD

Staff Radiologist

Assistant Professor of Radiology, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Baylor College of Medicine Fellowship Pediatric Neuroradiology 2023
Baylor College of Medicine Fellowship Neuradiology 2022
John Hopkins University Residency Radiology 2021
Katz School of Medicine at Temple University Medical School Doctor of Medicine 2016


Dr. Freiling is a neuroradiologist at Texas Children’s Hospital and Clinical Assistant Professor of Radiology. His clinical experience is based in adult and pediatric neuroradiology. Dr. Freiling is board certified in diagnostic radiology by the American Board of Radiology. 

Clinical Interests:  

All areas of pediatric neuroradiology, including diseases that involve the brain, spine, and head/neck.  


Organization Name Role
American Board of Radiology Member
American Society of Pediatric Neuroradiology Member

Selected Publications

Grieder TE, Herman MA, Contet C, Tan LA, Vargas-Perez H, Cohen A, Chwalek M, Maal-Bared G, Freiling J, Schlosburg JE, Clarke L, Crawford E, Koebel P, Repunte-Canonigo V, Sanna PP, Tapper A. “VTA CRF neurons mediate the aversive effects of nicotine withdrawal and promote intake escalation.” Nature Neuroscience. 2014, Dec; 17(12): 1751-1758. PMID: 25402857.

George O, Sanders C, Freiling JT, Grigoryan E, Vu S, & Allen CD, Crawford E, Mandyam CD, Koob GF. “Recruitment of medial prefrontal cortex neurons during alcohol withdrawal predicts cognitive impairment and excessive alcohol drinking.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 2012, Oct; 109(44): 18156-18161. PMID: 23071333.

Awards & Honors

Medical School Awards:

Junior Inductee Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Medical Society – One of four medical students elected for membership during junior year

J. Robert Troyer Award – For the highest academic performance in the first two curricular years

Raymond C. Truex Award – For excellence in the field of Neuroscience

John Franklin Huber Award – For excellence in the field of Gross Anatomy

Board Certification

American Board of Radiology

* Texas Children's Hospital physicians' licenses and credentials are reviewed prior to practicing at any of our facilities. Sections titled From the Doctor, Professional Organizations and Publications were provided by the physician's office and were not verified by Texas Children's Hospital.