Patrick Frias, M.D., is Chief Operating Officer of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. As COO, Frias oversees clinical operations of all three Children’s hospitals and 25 neighborhood locations, including Marcus Autism Center. He is responsible for all physicians employed or managed by Children’s, which includes more than 350 physicians and 500 nursing staff, and represents more than 30 pediatric specialties ranging from primary care to the most highly specialized pediatric services. In addition to overseeing the clinical performance and management of physicians, Dr. Frias is responsible for working with Children’s academic partners in the development and execution of the organization’s academic mission.
Dr. Frias is an accomplished, Board-certified cardiologistwho maintains a practice within Sibley Heart Center Cardiology and is an associate professor of pediatrics at the Emory School of Medicine. He is a Fellow, American College of Cardiology, Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics and Member, American College of Physician Executives. Prior to his role as Chief of the Children’s Physician Group, he served as Director of Outpatient Services for Sibley since 2005, and joined the Children’s professional staff in 2000.
Dr. Frias holds a bachelor’s degree in Theology from Creighton University, and completed medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. He completed his pediatric residency at Duke University Medical Center before completing his pediatric cardiology and electrophysiology fellowships at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Dr. Frias and his wife have a daughter and three sons.