Date:December 08, 2012

Ernest Frugé, PhD

Ernest Frugé, Ph.D.Director, Psychosocial Division
Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers
Texas Children’s Hospital

Department of Pediatrics
Section of Hematology-Oncology, and
Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy
Baylor College of Medicine

Ernest Frugé, PhD
Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers
1102 Bates Street, Suite 1550.04
Houston, TX 77030

FAX: 832-825-1503

About Ernest Frugé, PhD

Dr. Ernest Frugé is a clinical psychologist with specialized training in group and organizational behavior.

Dr. Frugé’s research primarily focuses on the development of educational methods to enhance decision making, collaboration and leadership in medicine. Dr. Frugé is particularly interested in educational and organizational strategies that help health care providers develop the capacity for “reflective practice,” effective communication, cultural competence and team work. His current projects include the design of conferences to enhance ethical reasoning in critical care settings, coordination of complex care across specialties, and improving the follow-up care for long-term survivors of childhood cancer. He received a grant from the Arthur Vining Davis Foundation to translate methods developed in collaboration with our faculty and fellows in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology to other medical specialties and institutions.

Dr. Frugé and his principle collaborators (Marc Horowitz, MD and Jan E. Drutz, MD) have launched a website that provides a comprehensive introduction to Reflective Practice and Leadership Educational methods ( The Reflective Practice and Leadership methods have been successfully replicated in other institutions and adapted to learners in various specialties and stages of professional development.

He is past board member and executive director of the International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations and a Fellow of the A.K. Rice Institute for the Study of Social Systems. A substantial portion of his effort is dedicated to strategic planning, program development, and organizational consultation including support for Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers’ global programs.

Dr. Ernest Frugé is Director of the Psychosocial Division.


PhD, University of Georgia
Internship and Fellowship, Texas Research Institute of Mental Sciences

Professional Memberships

Member and Past Executive Director, International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations
Fellow, A.K. Rice Institute for the Study of Social Systems
Board Member and Past President, Harris County Protective Services for Children and Adults

Clinical Interests

Patient and family coping with chronic and life-threatening illness
Enhancing effective clinical leadership and teamwork

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