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.

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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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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