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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 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)

Academic Affiliation

Associate Professor, UC Department of Surgery

Clinical Divisions

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

Research Divisions

General and Thoracic Surgery

Blog Posts

Anorectal Malformations: Will My Child Ever Be Continent?

BlogRare and Complex Conditions

Anorectal Malformations: Will My Child Ever Be Continent?

By Jason S. Frischer, MD6/7/2018

Sacral Nerve Stimulation in Kids

BlogRare and Complex Conditions

Sacral Nerve Stimulation in Kids: New Therapy Shows Promise

By Jason S. Frischer, MD4/7/2016

My Locations

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

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; 29:150985-150985.

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.

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 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.

Initial development and validation of a fecal incontinence-specific quality of life measure. Cushing, CC; Threlkeld, MR S; Martinez-Leo, B; Hall, J; Hossain, M; Dickie, BH; Rymeski, B; Helmrath, M; Zeller, MH; Frischer, JS. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2018; 53:1148-1153.

Clinical and urodynamic outcomes in children with anorectal malformation subtype of recto-bladder neck fistula. Strine, AC; VanderBrink, BA; Alam, Z; Schulte, M; Noh, PH; Jr, DW R; Minevich, E; Sheldon, CA; Frischer, JS; Reddy, PP. Journal of Pediatric Urology. 2017; 13:376.e1-376.e6.

Damaged anal canal as a cause of fecal incontinence after surgical repair for Hirschsprung disease - a preventable and under-reported complication. Bischoff, A; Frischer, J; Knod, JL; Dickie, B; Levitt, MA; Holder, M; Jackson, L; Pena, A. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2017; 52:549-553.

Ulcerative colitis and familial polyposis. Lobeck, IN; Frischer, JS. Fundamentals of Pediatric Surgery, Second Edition. : Springer International Publishing; Springer International Publishing; 2017.

Health-Related Quality of Life and Parental Stress in Children With Fecal Incontinence: A Normative Comparison. Cushing, CC; Martinez-Leo, B; Bischoff, A; Hall, J; Helmrath, M; Dickie, BH; Levitt, MA; Pena, A; Zeller, MH; Frischer, JS. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. 2016; 63:633-636.