Dr. John Fraser graduated from medical school at UTMB in 1979 and was a member of the Phi Beta Pi Medical Fraternity and Vice President of his Senior Class. He completed a residency in pediatrics from the Oklahoma Children’s Memorial Hospital in 1982 and a post-doctoral fellowship in Primary Care Faculty Development from the College of Human Medicine at the Michigan State University in 1989. He served on multiple pediatric, emergency medicine and public health hospital committees during his career. In 1982, Dr. Fraser joined the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps and served as a Lieutenant Senior Assistant Surgeon assigned to the National Health Service Corps until 1984. He later returned to serve in the United States Army Reserve Medical Corps in 2002 and served in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in Kuwait and Iraq and Operation Enduring Freedom at Fort Polk, Louisiana.
Dr. Fraser is an active member of Texas Medical Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, Texas Pediatric Society, Harris County Medical Society, Houston Academy of Medicine, Houston Pediatric Society, Texas Medical Foundation, Houston Society of Emergency Medicine , Harris D. Riley, Jr. Pediatric Society, American College of Legal Medicine, The Federalist Society, State Bar of Texas, American College of Forensic Examiners, Association of Military Surgeons of the United States, Texas Public Health Association, the American College of Preventive Medicine and several other professional organizations and committees. In addition, Dr. Fraser has received various honors and awards including the most recent Texas Medical Association Award for Excellence in Academic Medicine (Silver Level) in 2013 and he has several publications and presentations.
During his time at UTMB, Dr. Fraser was a faculty member in the departments of Pediatrics, Surgery, Family Medicine and Preventive Medicine and Community Health. He served in many roles including staff physician, mentor, teaching faculty in the Master of Public Health degree program, capstone member and chairman, Residency Advisory Committee member for the Preventive Medicine Residencies and as Program Director for the Occupational and General Preventive Medicine residencies.