Patrick Frias, M.D.
President & Chief Executive Officer
Rady Children’s Hospital and Health Center-San Diego

As the President and Chief Executive Officer of Rady Children’s Hospital and Health Center, Dr. Patrick Frias leads one of the premier pediatric hospitals in the nation – ranked consistently by U.S. News & World Report as one of America’s best pediatric hospitals and convalescent facilities surveyed. Rady Children’s is a regional pediatric health care system, serving children in San Diego, Imperial and southern Riverside counties. This includes 524 pediatric inpatient beds, six urgent care sites, mental health services, home care, convalescent care and satellite care locations with more than 30 subspecialty services. Rady Children’s is the region’s pediatric teaching hospital and the only health system in the San Diego area dedicated exclusively to pediatric health care and the region’s only designated pediatric trauma center.

Dr. Frias is an accomplished, Board-certified pediatric cardiologist and previously served on the pediatric faculty at the Emory University School of Medicine. He is a Fellow of both the American College of Cardiology and the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Frias serves as the current California Children’s Hospital Association Board Chair, a member of the Children’s Hospital Association Quality and Safety Committee and as the Secretary of the Board of the Hospital Association of San Diego and Imperial Counties.

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.