Patrick Frias, M.D., is Chief Physician Officer, the senior executive responsible for all physician practices employed or managed by Children’s and for growing Children's relationship with the private practice community.
Children’s has two practice plans: an employed group model and a leased model that represents the pediatric faculty from Emory University School of Medicine. The combined total 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 the physician practices, Dr. Frias is responsible for working with our academic partners in the development and execution of Children’s academic mission.
Dr. Frias is an accomplished, Board-certified cardiologist who 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 currently serves as Co-Chair of the American College of Cardiology Coding Task Force and on the American College of Cardiology Adult Congenital and Pediatric Cardiology Advocacy Workgroup.
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.