O Howard Frazier, M.D.

Professor of Surgery
Baylor College of Medicine

O Howard Frazier, M.D. Photo



Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center (Hospital)
6720 Bertner Ave.
Room: LUKE-2-114A
Mail Stop: BCM390
Houston, Texas 77030
United States
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  • Thoracic Surgery
    American Board of Thoracic Surgery

  • General Surgery
    American Board of Surgery


  • Fellowship at Texas Heart Institute - Baylor College of Medicine
    01/1976 - Houston, TX United States

  • Residency at Baylor College of Medicine
    01/1974 - Houston, TX United States
  • Residency at Baylor College of Medicine
    01/1968 - Houston, TX United States

  • MD from Baylor College of Medicine
    01/1967 - Houston, TX United States
  • BS from University of Texas at Austin
    01/1963 - Austin, TX United States

Professional Statement

For more than 30 years, Dr. O. H. Frazier has been a pioneer in the treatment of severe heart failure and in the fields of heart transplantation and artificial devices that may be used either to substitute for or assist the pumping action of the human heart. As a result of his work, the Texas Heart Institute has become one of the top transplantation and mechanical circulatory support programs in the world. Dr. Frazier has performed over 1,200 heart transplants and implanted more than 900 left ventricular assist devices, more than any other surgeon in the world.

Professional Achievements

  • 2009 Best of the Best
    Medical Journal Houston

  • Best Doctors in America

  • The Best Medical Specialists in North America
    Town and Country

  • Houston’s Top Docs - Physicians Who May One Day Save Your Life”
    Inside Houston

  • The Country's Best Heart Doctors"
    Good Housekeeping Magazine

  • Wilhelm Scholê International Cosmopolis Award

  • Ray C. Fish Award for Scientific Achievement
    Texas Heart Institute

  • America’s Top Doctors
    Castle Connolly

  • Living Legend Award
    World Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons

  • America’s Top Doctors
    Newsweek Magazine

  • First Annual “Gift to Mankind” Award
    American Organ Transplant Association

Professional Interests

  • Mechanical circulatory support

  • Ventricular assist devices

  • Heart transplantation


  • American College of Cardiology

  • American College of Surgeons

  • Denton A. Cooley Cardiovascular Surgical Society