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Thomas Fraser, MD


Thomas Fraser, MD

Appointed: 2003

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Thomas Fraser, MD
Department: Infectious Disease
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code G21
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Thomas Fraser, MD
Department: Quality and Patient Safety Institute
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code G21
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Type of Doctor:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

Thomas G. Fraser, MD, is a Staff physician in both the Department of Infectious Diseases, where he also serves as a Vice Chairman, and the Quality & Safety Patient Institute at Cleveland Clinic's main campus. He is the Medical Director for Infection Prevention for the Cleveland Clinic Health System.  Assistant Professor of medicine for the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University; and Associate hospital epidemiologist. He was appointed in 2003 with specialty interests in endocarditis and infected cardiac devices.

Dr. Fraser is published in multiple peer-reviewed journals focusing on hospital acquired infection and cardiovascular infection and is a pursued presenter and lecturer.

An Ohio board-certified physician, Dr. Fraser completed his internship and residency at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio.  He later served as a staff internist in the USAF at Andrews Air Force Base.  Subsequently, he completed fellowship training in Infectious Disease at Northwestern University. 

Dr. Fraser earned his medical degree with distinction at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.  He finished his undergraduate degree with highest honors from University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana.

Dr. Fraser is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America.  He is also a member of the Infectious Disease Society of America.

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Infectious Disease
Chicago, IL USA
Residency - U.S. Air Force Medical Center Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
Internal Medicine
Wright -Patterson AFB, OH USA
Internship - U.S. Air Force Medical Center Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
Internal Medicine
Wright -Patterson AFB, OH USA
Medical School - Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, IL USA
Undergraduate - University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN USA


  • Internal Medicine- Infectious Diseases
  • Internal Medicine

Specialty Interests

Infected Cardiac Devices and Hospital Acquired Infections, Infective Endocarditis


  • Fellow, American College of Physicians
  • Member, Infectious Disease Society of AmericaMember,
  • Fellow, Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America 

Treatment & Services

  • Infectious Disease Consultation
  • Infectious Disease Treatment
  • Outpatient Antibiotic Therapy

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

  • Cardiac Device Infections
  • Endocarditis
  • General Infectious Diseases
  • Infected Cardiac Devices
  • Infective Endocarditis
  • Surgical Site and Hospital Acquired Infections

Industry Relationships

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As of 4/25/2016, Dr. Fraser has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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Languages Spoken

  • English