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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.

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.


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

Services and Specialties

Colorectal Disorders, Surgery - General and Thoracic, Inflammatory Bowel Disease IBD, Epidermolysis Bullosa EB, Neurogastroenterology and Motility Disorders, Chest Wall

Research Areas

General and Thoracic Surgery

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Surgical management of complicated Crohn's disease. Ullrich, SJ; Frischer, JS. Seminars in Pediatric Surgery. 2024; 33:151399.

17. Assessment of Müllerian Patency in Patients with Cloacal Anomaly: Outcomes, Reliability and Risks. Tulchinskaya, V; Wassmer, T; Morrison, A; Carmody, T; Frischer, J; Breech, L. Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology. 2024; 37:230.

Duhamel Versus Swenson Pull-Through for Total Colonic Aganglionosis: A Multi-Institutional Study. Halaweish, I; Srinivas, S; Farooqui, Z; Sutthatarn, P; Campbell, D; Frischer, J; Wood, RJ; Langer, JC. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2024; 59:216-219.

Does Length of Extended Resection Beyond Transition Zone Change Clinical Outcome for Hirschsprung Pull-Through?. Ullrich, S; Denning, NL; Holder, M; Wittenberg, R; Krebs, K; Schwan, A; Verderber, A; Garrison, AP; Rymeski, B; Rosen, N; Frischer, JS. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2024; 59:86-90.

Fecal continence outcomes and potential disparities for patients with anorectal malformations treated at referral institutions for pediatric colorectal surgery. Rice-Townsend, SE; Nicassio, L; Glazer, D; Avansino, J; Durham, MM; Frischer, J; Calkins, C; Rentea, RM; Ralls, M; Fuller, M; Lee, J; Lewis, KE; Reeder, RW; Smith, CA. Pediatric Surgery International. 2023; 39:157.

Reoperative Anorectal Procedures in Patients with Anorectal Malformations - Is Bladder Function Affected?. Kennedy, U; Daugherty, M; Frischer, J; DeFoor, W; Strine, AC; Reddy, PP; Sheldon, C; Minevich, E; VanderBrink, BA. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2023; 58:1910-1915.

Rectal Prolapse Following Repair of Anorectal Malformation: Incidence, Risk Factors, and Management. Iantorno, SE; Rollins, MD; Austin, K; Avansino, JR; Badillo, A; Calkins, CM; Crady, RC; Dickie, BH; Durham, MM; Frischer, JS; Saadai, P; Wood, RJ; van Leeuwen, KD; Short, SS. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2023; 58:1588-1593.

Multi-Institutional Review From the Pediatric Colorectal and Pelvic Learning Consortium of Minor Spinal Cord Dysraphism in the Setting of Anorectal Malformations: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Outcomes. Garvey, EM; Fuller, M; Frischer, J; Calkins, CM; Rentea, RM; Ralls, M; Wood, R; Rollins, MD; Avansino, J; Reeder, RW; Durham, MM. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2023; 58:1582-1587.

Sacral Nerve Stimulation in Children with Medically Refractory Fecal Incontinence or Severe Constipation. Trinidad, S; Jensen, A; Holder, M; Elsner, A; Rosen, N; Garrison, A; Rymeski, B; Frischer, JS. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2023; 58:1594-1599.

Long-Term Male Sexual Function and Fecal Incontinence Outcomes for Adult Patients with Hirschsprung Disease or Anorectal Malformation. Trinidad, S; Garrison, A; Encisco, EM; Canteria, R; VanderBrink, B; Strine, A; Reddy, P; Kotagal, M; Rosen, N; Rymeski, B; Frischer, JS. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2023; 58:1573-1577.

From the Blog

Anorectal Malformations: Will My Child Ever Be Continent?
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Anorectal Malformations: Will My Child Ever Be Continent?

By Jason S. Frischer, MD6/7/2018

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Sacral Nerve Stimulation in Kids: New Therapy Shows Promise

By Jason S. Frischer, MD4/7/2016

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