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Director, Colorectal Center

Director, Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) Program

Pediatric Surgeon, Division of General and Thoracic Surgery

Associate Professor, UC Department of Surgery



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My Biography & Research


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.

Clinical Interests

Colorectal surgery including inflammatory bowel disease (IBD, Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis); Hirschsprung disease; anorectal malformations; fecal incontinence and constipation; minimally invasive surgery; ECMO; congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH)epidermolysis bullosa (EB)

Academic Affiliation

Associate Professor, UC Department of Surgery


Colorectal Center, Surgery - General and Thoracic, General and Thoracic Surgery, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia, Epidermolysis Bullosa Center, Perinatal Institute, Neurogastroenterology and Motility Disorders Center, Chest Wall Center, Best Doctors 2017-18

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My Education

BS: Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 1995.

MD: SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY, 1999.

Residency: Mount Sinai School of Medicine, The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY, 2000-2001 and 2003-2006.

ECMO/Research Fellowship: Children's Hospital of New York - Presbyterian, Columbia University, New York, NY, 2001-2003.

Pediatric Surgery Residency: Children's Hospital of New York – Presbyterian, Columbia University, New York, NY, 2006-2008.

Certification: General Surgery, 2007; Pediatric Surgery, 2010.

My Publications

Bischoff A, Brisighelli G, Dickie B, Frischer J, Levitt MA, Peña A. Idiopathic constipation: A challenging but manageable problem. J Pediatr Surg. 2018 Sep;53(9):1742-1747.

Cushing CC, Threlkeld MRS, Martinez-Leo B, Hall J, Hossain M, Dickie BH, Rymeski B, Helmrath M, Zeller MH, Frischer JS. Initial development and validation of a fecal incontinence-specific quality of life measure. J Pediatr Surg. 2018 Mar 7.

Strine AC, VanderBrink BA, Alam Z, Schulte M, Noh PH, DeFoor WR Jr, Minevich E, Sheldon CA, Frischer JS, Reddy PP. Clinical and urodynamic outcomes in children with anorectal malformation subtype of recto-bladder neck fistula. J Pediatr Urol. 2017 Aug;13(4):376.

Mosiello G, Marshall D, Rolle U, Crétolle C, Santacruz BG, Frischer J, Benninga MA. Consensus Review of Best Practice of Transanal Irrigation in Children. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2017 Mar;64(3):343-352.

Cushing CC, Martinez-Leo B, Bischoff A, Hall J, Helmrath M, Dickie BH, Levitt MA, Peña A, Zeller MH, Frischer JS. Health-Related Quality of Life and Parental Stress in Children With Fecal Incontinence: A Normative Comparison. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2016 Dec.

Bischoff A, Frischer JS, Knod JL, Dickie B, Levitt MA, Holder M, Jackson L, Peña A. Damaged anal canal as a cause of fecal incontinence after surgical repair for Hirschsprung disease - a preventable and under-reported complication. J Pediatr Surg. 2016 Sep 4.

Knod JL, Holder M, Cortez AR, Martinez-Leo B, Kern P, Saeed S, Warner BW, Dickie B, Falcone, RA, von Allmen D, Frischer JS. Surgical Outcomes, Bowel Habits and Quality of Life in Young Patients after Ileoanal Anastomosis for Ulcerative Colitis. J of Pediatr Surg. 2016 Aug;51(8):1246-50.

Chan SH, Schwartz BI, Alexander M, Hossain M, Martinez-Leo B, Bischoff A, Dickie B, Frischer JS, Levitt MA, Peña A, Breech LL. Association of Uterovaginal Anomalies With Hydrocolpos and Common Channel Length in Patients With Cloacal Malformation. Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology. 2015;28(2):e59–e60.

Fernandez E, Bischoff A, Dickie BH, Frischer JS, Hall J, Peña A. Esophageal atresia in patients with anorectal malformations. Pediatr Surg Int. 2014 Aug;30(8):767-71.