Charles D. Fraser, Jr., M.D., an internationally recognized leader in pediatric and congenital heart surgery, has been appointed surgeon-in-chief at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, effective July 1.
Fraser joined Texas Children’s as chief of congenital heart surgery in 1995 to establish a focused congenital heart surgery team. During that time, he has built this service into one of the most respected heart centers in the country, with surgical outcomes greater than 98 percent. Along with an active pediatric heart transplant program, his service also includes the nation’s largest pediatric lung transplant program, performing an average of 13 lung transplants per year. It also offers the most comprehensive pediatric ventricular assist device program available to children today.
“I am honored to be the next surgeon-in-chief of such a respected surgery department,” said Fraser. “As surgeons, we have a responsibility to provide our pediatric patients the highest level of care. Building on the renowned multi-disciplinary strength of Texas Children’s as an educational and research leader for pediatric surgery, my vision is to grow our success nationally and globally.”
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