Dr. Joel Frazier

Orthopedic Surgery, Hand, Wrist and Elbow Surgery

As a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and hand surgeon, Dr. Frazier specializes in hand, wrist and elbow surgery. With his extensive training and background, he is able to provide surgical and nonsurgical treatment for the entire spectrum of upper extremity conditions. His practice focuses on treating fractures, sports injuries, arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, sprains and strains of the arm and nerve problems in the upper extremity, as well as evaluating hand and arm pain. In addition, Dr. Frazier is involved in multicenter drug and treatment research trials for hand surgery, as well as serving as a consultant to orthopedic implant companies. He provides orthopedic education to the medical community and the public through television, print and guest lectureships, in addition to charity work through the Oklahoma Foundation for Orthopedic Health. When not practicing medicine, Dr. Frazier enjoys a variety of activities. He is a nationally-honored horseman, having bred, trained, shown and judged purebred Arabians, half-Arabians and national show horses in multiple divisions. Dr. Frazier enjoys his German Shepherd dogs, traveling and multiple outdoor activities.


  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery – Orthopaedic Surgery
  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery – Hand Surgery 


  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • American Medical Association
  • Mid-America Orthopedic Association 

Education & Training

  • Hand & Microsurgery Fellowship – New York University Medical Center
  • Orthopaedic Residency – Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center
  • General Surgery Residency – Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Surgical Internship – Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Medical Degree – University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine