||O. H. Frazier, M.D. is a distinguished surgeon, scientist, and academician who has applied his vast experience to the research and development of new cardiovascular surgical techniques, including the development of artificial heart and circulatory assist devices. His primary clinical interests are cardiopulmonary transplantation and heart assist devices, including total artificial hearts.
Dr. Frazier serves in a number of concurrent positions of leadership, including Chief, Cardiopulmonary Transplantation and Director, Surgical Research, Cullen Cardiovascular Research Laboratories at the Texas Heart Institute, Houston, Texas. He is also Chief, Transplant Service and on the Active Staff, Cardiovascular Surgery Service at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Houston Texas. Dr. Frazier is also Chief, Cardiothoracic Surgery and on the Active Staff, Surgery Service at Hermann Hospital, Houston, Texas. Additionally, he holds medical staff appointments at a number of teaching hospitals in the Texas Medical Center.
A respected academician, Dr. Frazier is Director, Division of Thoracic Surgery (1986-present) and Professor of Surgery at the University of Texas Medical School, Houston. He is also Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine (1994-present) and Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Surgery, Department of Thoracic Surgery (1990-present) at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.
O.H. Frazier, M.D. received the Doctor of Medicine degree from Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas in 1967 after graduating with a B.A. degree from the University of Texas, Austin, Texas, in 1963. He received postgraduate training as Intern, Straight Surgery, at Baylor Affiliated Hospitals, Houston, Texas (1967-1968). Upon completion of a General Surgery Residency at Baylor Affiliated Hospitals (1970-1974), he completed a Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Residency (1974-1976) at the Texas Heart Institute. From 1968 to 1970, Dr. Frazier served in the U.S. Army with the rank of Flight Surgeon (Captain) in the 48th Assault Helicopter Company, Vietnam. He was decorated with the Combat Flight Medal, Vietnamese Navy Medal, and the Vietnamese Distinguished Service Medal.
Dr. Frazier is certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, of the American College of Cardiologists, and of the International Society of Cardio-Thoracic Surgeons. He is an active member of numerous professional societies and organizations.
O.H. Frazier, M.D. has received numerous awards and honors, and has been named to several medical and scientific advisory boards. He has authored or co-authored numerous publications, including books and scientific journal articles, and he serves on the editorial board of numerous medical and scientific journals dealing with cardiology, circulation, and heart and lung transplantation.