Author Archives: Dr. Charles D. Fraser Jr., surgeon-in-chief

About Dr. Charles D. Fraser Jr., surgeon-in-chief

I am the surgeon-in-chief, chief of Congenital Heart Surgery, and cardiac surgeon-in-charge at Texas Children’s Hospital.

I came to Texas Children’s Hospital in July of 1995 to establish a dedicated congenital heart surgery program. I've served as the chief of the Congenital Heart Surgery Service since that time.

In remembrance of Dr. Denton A. Cooley

Dr. Denton A. Cooley passed away last Friday, Nov. 18, 2016, at the age of 96. Dr. Cooley was a legendary surgeon with an immense impact on medicine and surgery. … Full Entry »

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Behind the rankings: Heart Center

This post was co-authored by Dr. Charles D. Fraser Jr. and Dr. Daniel Penny. In 1954, an innovative young surgeon and a visionary pediatric cardiologist joined forces at Texas Children’s Hospital … Full Entry »

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Why being a Level 1 Children’s Surgery Center matters

Today, I have the opportunity to share exciting news; Texas Children’s Hospital has been verified as an inaugural Level 1 Children’s Surgery Center by the American College of Surgeons (ACS). … Full Entry »

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Patients Deserve Transparency

While mortality and complication rates for pediatric surgical procedures are not comfortable topics to discuss, we must not shy away. These statistics are more than just numbers – they are … Full Entry »

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Baby Born With Heart Outside Of Body (Ectopia Cordis) Makes History

Thursday, January 24, 2013: Update to Baby Audrina’s condition Yesterday, after a 3 ½ month stay, Audrina left the hospital with an external heart shield that she will wear moving … Full Entry »

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