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Jason S. Frischer, MD

  • Director, Colorectal Center
  • Director, Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) Program
  • Pediatric Surgeon, Division of General and Thoracic Surgery
  • Professor, UC Department of Surgery



Jason S. Frischer, MD, is the Director of the Colorectal Center at Cincinnati Children’s. He obtained his undergraduate degree from Cornell University and his medical degree magma cum laude from SUNY Downstate in 1999, and went on to complete his general surgery and chief residency at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York where he focused his training on colorectal surgery. Dr. Frischer completed his pediatric surgery fellowship at the Children's Hospital of New York, Columbia University and is Board Certified in General and Pediatric Surgery. Jason Frischer has been with the Colorectal Center since 2008 and became the Director in 2014.

His areas of focus include anorectal malformations (ARM), Hirschsprung disease, cloaca, constipation and fecal incontinence, and inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis).He serves as the director of the ECMO program and is a member of the congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) team. He is also a member of the Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) Center. He has an interest in neonatal surgery and minimally invasive surgery.

Dr. Frischer is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha (national medical honor society) and was selected by Cincy Magazine Best Doctors from 2010 to 2018. He also was selected by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. and U.S. News & World Report “Top Doctors” in 2012 and 2018.

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Hospital and Professional Charges and Reimbursement Patterns in Pediatric Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation. Casar Berazaluce, AM; Frischer, JS. American Surgeon. 2022; 88:2612-2618.

Preface. Frischer, JS. Seminars in Pediatric Surgery. 2022; 31.

The utilization of botulinum toxin for Hirschsprung disease. Svetanoff, WJ; Lim-Beutal, II P; Wood, RJ; Levitt, MA; Rentea, RM. Seminars in Pediatric Surgery. 2022; 31.

Hirschsprung's disease in low- and middle-income countries. Trinidad, S; Kayima, P; Kotecha, V; Massenga, A; Rymeski, B; Frischer, JS; Situma, M; Kotagal, M. Seminars in Pediatric Surgery. 2022; 31.

Surgical history of Hirschsprung disease. Jensen, AR; Frischer, JS. Seminars in Pediatric Surgery. 2022; 31.

Outcomes of Multiple Runs of Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation: An analysis of the Extracorporeal Life Support Registry. Cooper, DS; Thiagarajan, R; Henry, BM; Byrnes, JW; Misfeldt, A; Frischer, J; King, E; Gao, Z; Rycus, P; Marino, BS. Journal of Intensive Care Medicine. 2022; 37:195-201.

Urinary continence disparities in patients with anorectal malformations. Ahn, JJ; Rice-Townsend, SE; Nicassio, L; Glazer, D; Avansino, JR; Lewis, KE; Durham, MM; Frischer, J; Calkins, CM; Rentea, RM; et al. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2022; 57:74-79.

Antithrombin III infusion improves anticoagulation in congenital diaphragmatic hernia patients on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. Perry, T; Henry, B; Cooper, DS; Keswani, SG; Burton, KS; Lim, FY; Chernoguz, A; Frischer, JS. Perfusion (United Kingdom). 2021.

A child presents with perianal symptoms - how often is this Crohn's disease?. Goddard, GR; Lim, II P; Cheng, YC; Velazco, CS; Jenkins, T; Rosen, NG; Kotagal, M; Garrison, AP; Falcone, R; Rymeski, B; et al. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2021; 56:1618-1622.

Outcomes according to channel type for continent catheterizable channels in patients undergoing simultaneous urinary and fecal reconstruction. Daugherty, M; Strine, A; Frischer, J; DeFoor, WR; Minevich, E; Sheldon, C; Reddy, P; VanderBrink, B. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2021; 56:1335-1341.

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