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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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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.

Prospective quality of life outcomes in pediatric fecal incontinence following bowel management. Lim, II P; Cushing, CC; Jenkins, T; Troutt, M; Zeller, MH; Hossain, M; Rymeski, B; Helmrath, M; Frischer, JS. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2021; 56:1459-1464.

Creating a collaborative program for the care of children with colorectal and pelvic problems. Vilanova-Sánchez, A; Choueiki, J; Smith, CA; Callicot, S; Frischer, JS; Levitt, MA. Seminars in Pediatric Surgery. 2020; 29.

Clinical urologic and urodynamic outcomes in patients with anorectal malformation and absent vagina after vaginal replacement. Ahmed, H; Almomani, M; Strine, AC; Reddy, PP; Sheldon, C; Frischer, J; Breech, L; Minevich, E; Noh, PH; VanderBrink, BA. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2020; 55:1834-1838.

Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation for Neonatal Respiratory Failure. Frischer, JS; Stolar, CJ H; Hirschl, RB. Pediatric Surgery. 2020.

Hemorrhage after on-ECMO repair of CDH is equivalent for muscle flap and prosthetic patch. Nolan, H; Aydin, E; Frischer, JS; Peiro, JL; Rymeski, B; Lim, F. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2019; 54:2044-2047.

A comparison of surgical complications after appendicostomy and neoappendicostomy in pediatric patients. Goddard, GR; Rymeski, B; Jenkins, T; Mullapudi, B; Dickie, BH; Bischoff, A; Pena, A; Levitt, MA; Frische, JS. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2019; 54:1660-1663.

Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation. Frischer, JS; Stolar, CJ H; Hirschl, RB. Pediatric Surgery. 2019.

Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation in a Patient with Biliary Atresia: Case and Review of Extracorporeal Life Support Organization Data. Lobeck, IN; Bondoc, A; Nolan, H; Frischer, JS; Campbell, KM; Ryan, TD; Goldstein, SL; Nathan, JD; Alonso, MH; Tiao, GM. ASAIO Journal. 2018; 64:e191-e195.

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