Dr. Frazier Frantz

(757) 668-7703

Board Certifications

American Board of Surgery

Pediatric Surgery


Medical School: Duke University

Residency: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center


Dr. Frantz was named Medical Director and Chief of Pediatric Surgery for Children's Surgery Specialty Group at CHKD in January of 2015.

He brings 12 years of experience as the former Division Head of Pediatric Surgery at the Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth, VA, where he developed the largest minimally invasive pectus repair practice in the military, treating both dependent and active duty military patients from around the world with the Nuss Procedure.

Dr. Frantz is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy, where he distinguished himself as a varsity football letterman and Brigade Commander. He received his medical degree from the Duke University School of Medicine, completed his general surgery residency at the Medical College of Virginia and his pediatric general surgery fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.

An author of numerous scientific manuscripts and book chapters, he has received special recognition for teaching and clinical accomplishments at the local and national levels, including membership in the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. His current research projects involve surgical simulation and post-operative pain management after pectus repair.

Dr. Frantz is also an Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery and Pediatrics at Eastern Virginia Medical School.

Special Interests
  • Colorectal diseases in children
  • Vascular anomalies
  • Pectus excavatum and other chest wall deformities
Honors & Awards
  • Coastal Virginia Magazine "Top Doc" 2015
  • Coastal Virginia Magazine "Top Doc" 2014

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Meet Dr. Frazier Frantz

Ariana's Story

Teamwork is vital in healthcare and Dr. Frazier Frantz knows all about it. He and a team of doctors at CHKD worked to bring Ariana Haigler back from a bout with jaundice caused by a cyst that was blocking her bile duct.

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