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

Arthroscopic Debridement for Primary Degenerative Osteoarthritis of the Elbow Leads to Significant Improvement in Range of Motion and Clinical Outcomes: A Systematic Review
Sochacki, KR, Jack, RA, Hirase, T, McCulloch, PC, Lintner, DM, Liberman, SR & Harris, JD 2017, Arthroscopy - Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery, vol 33, no. 12, pp. 2255-2262. DOI: 10.1016/j.arthro.2017.08.247

Concise Review: Biomimetic Functionalization of Biomaterials to Stimulate the Endogenous Healing Process of Cartilage and Bone Tissue
Taraballi, F, Bauza, G, McCulloch, P, Harris, J & Tasciotti, E 2017, Stem Cells Translational Medicine, vol 6, no. 12, pp. 2186-2196. DOI: 10.1002/sctm.17-0181

Do Skin Lacerations Imply Tissue Transfer From Surgeon to Patient During Arthroscopic Knot Tying?
Burn, MB, Holtorf, HL, Smith, KM, Bernstein, DT, Delgado, DA, Prudhomme, N, Deavers, MT, McCulloch, PC & Harris, JD 2017, Arthroscopy - Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery, vol 33, no. 12, pp. 2248-2254. DOI: 10.1016/j.arthro.2017.07.033

Performance and Return to Sport After Achilles Tendon Repair in National Football League Players
Jack, RA, Sochacki, KR, Gardner, SS, McCulloch, PC, Lintner, DM, Cosculluela, PE, Varner, KE & Harris, JD 2017, Foot and Ankle International, vol 38, no. 10, pp. 1092-1099. DOI: 10.1177/1071100717718131

Fluoroscopy Learning Curve in Hip Arthroscopy—A Single Surgeon's Experience
Smith, KM, Duplantier, NL, Crump, KH, Delgado, DA, Sullivan, SL, McCulloch, PC & Harris, JD 2017, Arthroscopy - Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery, vol 33, no. 10, pp. 1804-1809. DOI: 10.1016/j.arthro.2017.03.026

Current evidence advocates use of a new pathologic tibial tubercle–posterior cruciate ligament distance threshold in patients with patellar instability
Boutris, N, Delgado, DA, Labis, JS, McCulloch, PC, Lintner, DM & Harris, JD 2017, Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy, pp. 1-10. DOI: 10.1007/s00167-017-4716-2

Performance and return to sport after nonoperative treatment of clavicle fractures in national football league players
Jack, RA, Sochacki, KR, Navarro, SM, McCulloch, PC, Lintner, DM & Harris, JD 2017, Orthopedics, vol 40, no. 5, pp. e836-e843. DOI: 10.3928/01477447-20170719-03

Introduction
Varner, KE & Harris, JD 2017, Operative Techniques in Sports Medicine, vol 25, no. 2. DOI: 10.1053/j.otsm.2017.03.010

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, vol 40, no. 3, pp. e563-e566. DOI: 10.3928/01477447-20170327-04

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: 10.1177/2325967117699590

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, vol 40, no. 3, pp. e563-e566. DOI: 10.3928/01477447-20170327-04

Editorial Commentary: The Hip Bone's Connected to the Knee Bone, but Correlation Does Not Equal Causation—The Association of Hip Motion, Femoroacetabular Impingement, and Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury
Harris, JD 2017, Arthroscopy - Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery, vol 33, no. 2, pp. 326-328. DOI: 10.1016/j.arthro.2016.11.015

The Proximal Fifth Metatarsal Metadiaphyseal Jones Fracture: Intramedullary Screw vs Plantar Plate
Varner, KE & Harris, JD 2017, Operative Techniques in Sports Medicine. DOI: 10.1053/j.otsm.2017.03.009

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, 2325967117699590. DOI: 10.1177/2325967117699590

Performance and return to sport after clavicle open reduction and internal fixation in national football league players
Jack, RA, Sochacki, KR, Navarro, SM, McCulloch, PC, Lintner, DM & Harris, JD 2017, Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine, vol 5, no. 8, 2325967117720677. DOI: 10.1177/2325967117720677

How Does Level and Type of Experience Affect Measurement of Joint Range of Motion?
Russo, RR, Burn, MB, Ismaily, SK, Gerrie, BJ, Han, S, Alexander, J, Lenherr, C, Noble, PC, Harris, JD & McCulloch, PC 2017, Journal of Surgical Education. DOI: 10.1016/j.jsurg.2017.09.009

Is There an Association Between Noncontact Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries and Decreased Hip Internal Rotation or Radiographic Femoroacetabular Impingement? A Systematic Review
Boutris, N, Byrne, RA, Delgado, DA, Hewett, TE, McCulloch, PC, Lintner, DM & Harris, JD 2017, Arthroscopy - Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery. DOI: 10.1016/j.arthro.2017.08.302

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: 10.1016/j.arthro.2017.01.055

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: 10.1007/s12306-016-0426-z

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: 10.1016/j.arthro.2016.08.001