Harold A. Frazier, II, MD, FACS, is the Clinical Director of Urologic Oncology Program at the George Washington University Hospital (GW Hospital) and Co-Director of the Urologic Oncology Program at the GW Cancer Center. In addition, he is a Professor of Urology at the George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences (GWU SMHS), and an Adjunct Professor of Surgery at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences (USHUS). Dr. Frazier was one of the founders of the Urologic Robotic surgery program at GW Hospital. This program is the regional leader in robotic surgery, with more than 4,000 robotic cases completed since 2004. Considered a pioneer in this technology, Dr Frazier has mentored and trained more than 100 surgeons in the use of the daVinci Robot. His roles also include Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees for GW Hospital, membership on the Board Credentialing committee; Quality committee; and Medical Executive Council.
Dr. Frazier has been named as a US News & World Report "Top Doctor" in the field of Urology. The Washingtonian Magazine also selected Dr. Frazier as a “Top Doctor” in Urology every year since 2008. The Consumer Research Council of America has named Dr. Frazier one of “America's Top Physicians in Urology,” and the Washington Checkbook Magazine has recognized him as a Top Urologist. The Urology residents at GWU SMHS have honored Dr. Frazier five times with their annual Departmental Teaching Excellence Award. He continues to serve an integral part in the training of medical students and residents at SMHS.
Dr. Frazier previously served as Chief of Urology with the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group, residency program director and assistant chairman of Urology at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, and associate professor of Surgery with The USUHS. While serving in the US Navy, he also worked at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center, and served as a urologic consultant to the White House Medical Office, and the Congressional Medical Office.
Dr. Frazier received his medical degree with honors from Dartmouth Medical School in Hanover, New Hampshire, where he was elected a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He completed his internship and residency at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland and received subspecialty training as a fellow in urologic oncology at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina.
He is the immediate past president of the Society of Government Service Urologists (SGSU), past president of the Washington Urological Society, and current secretary for the SGSU. He is licensed by the National Board of Medical Examiners and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. His professional memberships also include the Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society, the American Medical Association, the American Urologic Association (AUA), the Mid Atlantic Section of the AUA, the Society of Urologic Oncology, the Washington Urologic Society, the Society of Government Service Urologists, and the Reserve Officers Association of the United States.
Dr. Frazier retired as a captain in the Medical Corps of the United States Naval Reserve after more than 24 years of service to our country. He is highly regarded as a dynamic educator of countless medical personnel in Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) for battlefield and casualty management. He continues to teach ATLS to active duty military personnel. His military awards include a Meritorious Service Medal; a Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal; an Army Commendation Medal; and several Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals.
Dr. Frazier's research has been published extensively in the Journal of Urology; Journal of Surgical Oncology; Journal of Endourology; American Journal of Radiology; Journal of Endourology; Radiologic Clinics of North America; Urologic Radiology; Modern Pathology; Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine; Problems in Urology; Journal of Forensic Science; World Journal of Urology; Journal of Ultrasound Medicine; and Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis.
Specialty: Robotic Radical Prostatectomy
Dr. Frazier reviews how robotic surgery has improved surgery for prostate cancer and other urologic disorders in this video: