Elizabeth A. Frazier, M.D., is a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and Arkansas Children's Hospital. Dr. Frazier is an Arkansas native who graduated from Hendrix College, UAMS Medical School, and did her Pediatric Residency at Arkansas Children's Hospital/ UAMS. After completing her Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, California, she returned to Arkansas Children's Hospital.
Dr. Frazier is board certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Cardiology. She is a Fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Cardiology and a member of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation.
Dr. Frazier has practiced in all areas of Pediatric Cardiology. She was the Director of the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit for 12 years, Medical Director of the Pediatric Cardiac Transplant Program for 32 years, and cardiac catheterization doctor for 15 years. She currently maintains her outpatient cardiology clinic, performs cardiology consults, and works in the Echocardiography lab.
She is a past recipient of the American Heart Ball Quilt and the prestigious Ruth Olive Beall Award from Arkansas Children's Hospital. She has also been recognized as Cardiology Fellow Educator of the year.
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The extracorporeal life support (ECLS) program at Arkansas Children's Hospital is one of the most advanced in the nation. The ECLS program incorporates cutting edge technology with the highest level of teamwork to provide life-saving support for the most critically ill children. At Arkansas Children's Hospital, ECLS includes the use of both ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) and VAD (ventricular assist device) support.
The Arkansas Children's Adult Congenital Heart Disease program provides care to patients from throughout the region. Great efforts are made to assist in the transition of patients from Pediatric Congenital Heart Disease Programs to ensure there is no lapse in care and provide patients with the best possible outcomes. The ACHD team is dedicated to offering up-to-date care based on the most recent guidelines for the management of this complex group of patients.
Congenital heart defects are the most common of all birth defects, occurring at a rate of approximately eight cases per 1,000 live births.