Joshua D. Harris, MD

Bobbie Nau and John L. Nau III Distinguished Chair in Joint Preservation, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Academic Institute
Associate Clinical Member, Research Institute
Associate Program Director, Orthopedic Surgery Residency, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College

Orthopedic Surgery Residency


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. He is Associate Editor for Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery

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 surgery, femoroacetabular impingement, hip labral tears, hip chondrolabral pathology, hip capsular management, extra-articular impingement (anterior inferior iliac spine subspine impingement, iliopsoas impingement, trochanteric-pelvic impingement), peritrochanteric (gluteus medius/minimum abductor tears/tendinopathy, trochanteric bursitis), and deep gluteal space disorders (proximal hamstring tendon pathology, ischiofemoral impingement, sciatic tunnel disorders). His emphasis is on both short- and long-term patient-reported clinical 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. 

Areas Of Expertise

Hip arthroscopy Femoroacetabular impingement FAI Labral tear Arthroscopic hip preservation surgery Dysplasia

Editorial Commentary: Artificial Intelligence Analysis of Biomedical, Large, Clinical Registry Data Using Machine Learning Requires Tens of Thousands of Subjects and a Focus on Substantial Clinical Benefit: Minimal Clinically Important Difference Is too Low a Bar
Harris, JD 2024, , Arthroscopy - Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery, vol. 40, no. 4, pp. 1164-1167.

Hip Tendon Injuries in the Elite Athlete: Gluteal Tears and Proximal Hamstring Tears
Harris, JD & Hinojosa, M 2024, , Operative Techniques in Sports Medicine, vol. 32, no. 1, 151066.

A High Incidence of Perineal Post-Related Complications After Hip Arthroscopy Is Self-Reported by Patients in Anonymous Online Forums
Holderread, BM, Wininger, AE, Cho, J, Patel, D, Echo, A, Mather, RC, Kraeutler, MJ & Harris, JD 2024, , Arthroscopy, Sports Medicine, and Rehabilitation, vol. 6, no. 1, 100854, pp. 100854.

Editorial Commentary: Femoral Version and Capsular Thickness Analysis in Hip Preservation Surgery—Surgical Indications Are as Important as Surgical Technique
Harris, JD 2024, , Arthroscopy - Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery, vol. 40, no. 1, pp. 78-80.

Editorial Commentary: Long-Term Follow-up After Endoscopic Gluteal Repair Plus Hip Arthroscopy Shows Durable Results Using Validated Patient-Reported Outcome Scores That Largely Exceed the Minimal Clinically Important Difference and Patient Acceptable Symptom State
Harris, JD 2024, , Arthroscopy - Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery.

Validated Wearable Device Shows Acute Postoperative Changes in Sleep Patterns Consistent With Patient-Reported Outcomes and Progressive Decreases in Device Compliance After Shoulder Surgery
Gadangi, PV, Lambert, BS, Goble, H, Harris, JD & McCulloch, PC 2023, , Arthroscopy, Sports Medicine, and Rehabilitation, vol. 5, no. 5, 100783, pp. 100783.

Comparison of the PROMIS and iHOT-12 in Determining Satisfaction Levels After Hip Arthroscopy for FAIS
Martin, RRL, Harris, JD, Ellis, T & Kollmorgen, R 2023, , Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine, vol. 11, no. 5, pp. 23259671231168887.

Clinical and Radiographic Criteria Define “Acceptable” Surgical Correction of Hip Femoroacetabular Impingement Syndrome as Well as Postoperative Complications: An International Modified Delphi Study
The Defining Parameters for Surgical Correction and Outcomes for Femoroacetabular Impingement Through Consensus (DEFINE) Investigators 2023, , Arthroscopy - Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery, vol. 39, no. 5, pp. 1198-1210.

Postless Arthroscopic Hip Preservation Can be Adequately Performed Using Published Techniques
Decilveo, AP, Kraeutler, MJ, Dhillon, J, Harris, JD, Fasulo, SM, Mei-Dan, O & Scillia, AJ 2023, , Arthroscopy, Sports Medicine, and Rehabilitation, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. e273-e280.

Guidelines for Proper Reporting of Clinical Significance, Including Minimal Clinically Important Difference, Patient Acceptable Symptomatic State, Substantial Clinical Benefit, and Maximal Outcome Improvement
Harris, JD, Brand, JC, Cote, M, Waterman, B & Dhawan, A 2023, , Arthroscopy - Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery, vol. 39, no. 2, pp. 145-150.

Evaluating the Need for Preoperative MRI Before Primary Hip Arthroscopy in Patients 40 Years and Younger With Femoroacetabular Impingement Syndrome: A Multicenter Comparative Analysis
Ramkumar, PN, Berrier, AS, Helm, JM, Koolmees, DS, Pareek, A, Krych, AJ, Makhni, EC, Harris, JD & Nwachukwu, BU 2023, , Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine, vol. 11, no. 1.

#Scoliosis: an analysis of patient perception of scoliosis on TikTok
Aflatooni, JO, Loving, R, Holderread, BM, Liberman, SR & Harris, JD 2023, , Baylor University Medical Center Proceedings, vol. 36, no. 6, pp. 671-674.

Post-operative protein supplementation following orthopaedic surgery: A systematic review
George, A, Holderread, BM, Lambert, BS, Harris, JD & McCulloch, PC 2023, , Sports Medicine and Health Science.

Hip Injuries and Conditions in the Endurance Athlete
Harris, JD 2023, . in Endurance Sports Medicine: A Clinical Guide, Second Edition. Springer International Publishing, pp. 213-220.

Microfracture of Acetabular Chondral Lesions Is Not Superior to Other Cartilage Repair Techniques in Patients With Femoroacetabular Impingement Syndrome: A Systematic Review
Dhillon, J, Orozco, E, Keeter, C, Scillia, AJ, Harris, JD & Kraeutler, MJ 2024, , Arthroscopy - Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery, vol. 40, no. 2, pp. 602-611.

Acetabular Paralabral Cyst Causing Obturator Nerve Compression in the Setting of Femoroacetabular Impingement Syndrome: A Case Report
Jafarnia, J, Wininger, AE, Holderread, BM, Harris, JD & Echo, A 2022, , JBJS case connector, vol. 12, no. 4, e22.00401.

Current Trends in the Use of Postless Hip Arthroscopy: A Survey of the International Society for Hip Arthroscopy Membership
Kraeutler, MJ, Fasulo, SM, Harris, JD, Mei-Dan, O & Scillia, AJ 2022, , Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine, vol. 10, no. 12.

Editorial Commentary: The Pelvis is the Lowest Vertebral Level: Diagnostic Approach to Hip-Spine Syndrome
Harris, JD 2022, , Arthroscopy - Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery, vol. 38, no. 10, pp. 2939-2941.

Effects of COVID-19 on Geographical Trends in the Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Match
Holderread, BM, Han, A, Mand, DS, Liu, J, Harris, JD & Liberman, SR 2022, , JBJS Open Access, vol. 7, no. 3, e2100107.

Management of Stress Fractures in Ballet
Jotwani, VM, Aflatooni, JO, Barter, LE & Harris, JD 2022, , Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, vol. 30, no. 12, pp. 543-553.