Dr. Fritz, a Kansas native, was born and raised in Newton. He came to Lawrence to attend the University of Kansas and graduated with a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering. He completed his medical degree from the KU School of Medicine and attended Indiana University for his neurosurgery residency training. He has practiced for more than two decades as spine surgeon in Topeka and Kansas City. He is board certified by American Board of Neurological Surgery and is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons.