Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopedic Surgery, Institute for Academic Medicine
Assistant Clinical Member, Research Institute
Weill Cornell Medical College
Dr. Harris obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Wright State University in June, 2002. He then attended The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health, graduating magna cum laude in June, 2006. After completing an internship in General Surgery at The Ohio State University Medical Center, he completed an Orthopaedic Surgery residency at the same institution. He joined the Houston Methodist Hospital in September 2013 after completing a fellowship in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine at Rush University’s Sports Medicine Program.
Dr. Harris’ research focuses on clinical, basic science, and translational aspects of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine. His primary research interest within this field lies in arthroscopic hip preservation, femoroacetabular hip impingement, hip labral tears, hip chondrolabral pathology, hip capsular management, extra-articular impingement, peritrochanteric, and deep gluteal space disorders. His emphasis is on both short- and long-term outcomes of arthroscopic hip preservation surgery in slowing or preventing hip arthritis, improving pain and function, and returning patients to active lifestyles without hip disease. Dr. Harris’ research interests also include articular cartilage disease and the prevention of progression of chondral defects to arthritis with emphasis on both short- and long-term outcomes of arthroscopic and open articular cartilage repair, osteotomy, meniscal transplantation, and ligamentous reconstruction. Articular cartilage repair techniques include cartilage transplantation via autologous chondrocyte implantation, osteochondral autograft, osteochondral allograft, microfracture, augmented microfracture, and other chondrocyte- and stem cell-based therapies.