Chief Operating Officer
Patrick Frias, MD, is Chief Operating Officer of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. As COO, Frias oversees operations of all three Children’s hospitals and 27 neighborhood locations, including Marcus Autism Center. He is responsible for all service lines and physicians employed or managed by Children’s. This includes more than 350 physicians and 500 nursing staff, and represents more than 514 physicians, more than 200 advanced practice professionals and 60 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 also responsible for Children’s service line growth and development.
Dr. Frias is an accomplished, Board-certified cardiologist who maintains a practice within Sibley Heart Center Cardiology. He is an associate professor of pediatrics at the Emory School of Medicine, a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the American College of Physician Executives. Prior to his role as Chief Operating Officer, Dr. Frias served as Children’s Chief Physician Officer and the Chief of the Children’s Physician Group (2013-2015), Children’s Professional Staff President (2012-2013), and as Director of Outpatient Services for Sibley Heart Center (2005-2013). Dr. Frias 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.