Joshua D. Harris, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopedic Surgery, Institute for Academic Medicine
Assistant Clinical Member, Research Institute
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College


Biography

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. 

Description of Research

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.

Areas Of Expertise

Hip arthroscopy Femoroacetabular impingement FAI Labral tear Knee articular cartilage repair Anterior cruciate ligament ACL
Publications

Performance and Return to Sport After Sports Hernia Surgery in NFL Players
Jack, RA, Evans, DC, Echo, A, McCulloch, PC, Lintner, DM, Varner, KE & Harris, JD 2017, Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine, vol 5, no. 4. DOI:

Plantar Plating for the Treatment of Proximal Fifth Metatarsal Fractures in Elite Athletes
Mitchell, RJ, Duplantier, NL, Delgado, DA, Lambert, BS, McCulloch, PC, Harris, JD & Varner, KE 2017, Orthopedics, pp. 1-4. DOI:

Research Pearls: The Significance of Statistics and Perils of Pooling. Part 3: Pearls and Pitfalls of Meta-analyses and Systematic Reviews
Harris, JD, Brand, JC, Cote, MP & Dhawan, A 2017, Arthroscopy - Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery. DOI:

Biomechanical testing of the reconstructed ulnar collateral ligament: a systematic review of the literature
Saltzman, BM, Erickson, BJ, Frank, JM, Harris, JD, Nicholson, GP, Bach, BR, Verma, NN & Romeo, AA 2016, Musculoskeletal Surgery, vol 100, no. 3, pp. 157-163. DOI:

Editorial Commentary: The Hip Bone's Connected to the Spine Bone—But Correlation Does Not Equal Causation
Harris, JD 2016, Arthroscopy - Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery, vol 32, no. 11, pp. 2249-2250. DOI:

Osteochondral Allograft Donor-Host Matching by the Femoral Condyle Radius of Curvature
Bernstein, DT, ONeill, CA, Kim, RS, Jones, HL, Noble, PC, Harris, JD & McCulloch, PC 2016, American Journal of Sports Medicine, vol 45, no. 2, pp. 403-409. DOI:

Open mHealth Architecture: A Primer for Tomorrow's Orthopedic Surgeon and Introduction to Its Use in Lower Extremity Arthroplasty
Ramkumar, PN, Muschler, GF, Spindler, KP, Harris, JD, McCulloch, PC & Mont, MA 2016, Journal of Arthroplasty. DOI:

Dorsal Defect of the Patella in a Teenage Male Football Player: A Case Report and Differential Diagnosis of Lytic Patellar Lesion
Gerrie, BJ, McCulloch, PC, Labis, JS, Lintner, DM & Harris, JD 2016, Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine, vol 4, no. 9. DOI:

Acute Tibialis Posterior Tendon Rupture With Pronation-Type Ankle Fractures
Bernstein, DT, Harris, JD, Cosculluela, PE & Varner, KE 2016, Orthopedics, vol 39, no. 5, pp. e970-e975. DOI:

Hip labral repair: options and outcomes
Harris, JD 2016, Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine, pp. 1-7. DOI:

Clinically Meaningful Improvements After Hip Arthroscopy for Femoroacetabular Impingement in Adolescent and Young Adult Patients Regardless of Gender
Cvetanovich, GL, Weber, AE, Kuhns, BD, Hannon, CP, D’Souza, D, Harris, J, Mather, RC & Nho, SJ 2016, Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics. DOI:

Fibular Strut Graft Augmentation for Open Reduction and Internal Fixation of Proximal Humerus Fractures: A Systematic Review and the Authors’ Preferred Surgical Technique
Saltzman, BM, Erickson, BJ, Harris, JD, Gupta, AK, Mighell, M & Romeo, AA 2016, Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine, vol 4, no. 7. DOI:

Capsular Management in Hip Arthroscopy
Harris, JD 2016, Clinics in Sports Medicine, vol 35, no. 3, pp. 373-389. DOI:

Brake Reaction Time After Hip Arthroscopy for Femoroacetabular Impingement and Labral Tear
Vera, AM, Beauchman, N, McCulloch, PC, Gerrie, BJ, Delgado, DA & Harris, JD 2016, Arthroscopy - Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery. DOI:

Knee Articular Cartilage Restoration Procedures
Harris, JD & Cole, BJ 2016, . in Noyes Knee Disorders: Surgery, Rehabilitation, Clinical Outcomes. Elsevier, pp. 912-921. DOI:

Return to Sport After Articular Cartilage Repair in Athletes' Knees: A Systematic Review
Campbell, AB, Pineda, M, Harris, JD & Flanigan, DC 2016, Arthroscopy : the journal of arthroscopic & related surgery : official publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Arthroscopy Association, vol 32, no. 4, pp. 651-668. DOI:

Editorial Commentary: On Kibler & Sciascia: What Did the Five Fingers Say to the Face? SLAP. A Systematic Review Wake-Up Call to Improve SLAP Repair Guidelines
Harris, JD 2016, Arthroscopy : the journal of arthroscopic & related surgery : official publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Arthroscopy Association, vol 32, no. 4, pp. 684-685. DOI:

Editorial Commentary: On Kibler & Sciascia: What Did the Five Fingers Say to the Face? SLAP. A Systematic Review Wake-Up Call to Improve SLAP Repair Guidelines
Harris, JD 2016, Arthroscopy - Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery, vol 32, no. 4, pp. 684-685. DOI:

Rotator cuff tears after total shoulder arthroplasty in primary osteoarthritis: A systematic review
Levy, D, Abrams, G, Harris, J, Bach, B, Nicholson, G & Romeo, A 2016, International Journal of Shoulder Surgery, vol 10, no. 2, pp. 78-84. DOI:

Return to Sport after Articular Cartilage Repair in Athletes' Knees: A Systematic Review
Campbell, AB, Pineda, M, Harris, JD & Flanigan, DC 2016, Arthroscopy - Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery, vol 32, no. 4, pp. 651-668e1. DOI: