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.

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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Heart Center Outcomes At Texas Children’s Hospital

Co-written by Dr. Daniel J. Penny, Chief of Cardiology; Dr. Emad B. Mossad, Director of Pediatric Cardiovascular Anesthesiology; Dr. Lara. S. Shekerdemian, Chief of Critical Care Texas Children’s Heart Center … Full Entry »

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Unprecedented Study Shows Berlin Heart Device Provides Lifesaving “Bridge” For Young Children And Babies

Today, I’m pleased to announce the results of a long-term Berlin Heart study I led involving 17 of the top pediatric cardiac transplantation centers in North America. We found that … Full Entry »

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Inside Congenital Heart Surgery At Texas Children’s Hospital

We hope you enjoy this brief look inside Texas Children’s Heart Center. For more than 50 years, the Heart Center has been organized around the principle that success in pediatric … Full Entry »

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