Joshua D. Harris, MD

Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Institute for Academic Medicine
Associate 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. 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
Publications

Treatment of Proximal Fifth Metatarsal Fractures and Refractures With Plantar Plating in Elite Athletes
Bernstein, DT, Mitchell, RJ, McCulloch, PC, Harris, JD & Varner, KE 2018, Foot and Ankle International, pp. 1071100718791835. DOI: 10.1177/1071100718791835

Editorial Commentary: Caveat Flexor—To Release or Not to Release the Iliopsoas, That Is the Question
Harris, JD 2018, Arthroscopy - Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery, vol 34, no. 6, pp. 1851-1855. DOI: 10.1016/j.arthro.2018.04.010

Self-reported Mental Disorders Negatively Influence Surgical Outcomes After Arthroscopic Treatment of Femoroacetabular Impingement
Lansdown, DA, Ukwuani, G, Kuhns, B, Harris, JD & Nho, SJ 2018, Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine, vol 6, no. 5. DOI: 10.1177/2325967118773312

Does Capsular Laxity Lead to Microinstability of the Native Hip?
Han, S, Alexander, JW, Thomas, VS, Choi, J, Harris, JD, Doherty, DB, Jeffers, JRT & Noble, PC 2018, American Journal of Sports Medicine, vol 46, no. 6, pp. 1315-1323. DOI: 10.1177/0363546518755717

Correlation Between Quality of Evidence and Number of Citations in Top 50 Cited Articles on Elbow Medial Ulnar Collateral Ligament Surgery
Jack, RA, Sochacki, KR, Morehouse, HA, McCulloch, PC, Lintner, DM & Harris, JD 2018, Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine, vol 6, no. 4. DOI: 10.1177/2325967118768216

Physician Rating Scales Do Not Accurately Rate Physicians
Burn, MB, Lintner, DM, Cosculluela, PE, Varner, KE, Liberman, SR, McCulloch, PC & Harris, JD 2018, Orthopedics, pp. 1-12. DOI: 10.3928/01477447-20180409-06

Trends in the Body Mass Index of Pediatric and Adult Patients Undergoing Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction
Burns, EA, Collins, AD, Jack, RA, McCulloch, PC, Lintner, DM & Harris, JD 2018, Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine, vol 6, no. 4, pp. 2325967118767398. DOI: 10.1177/2325967118767398

Athletes experience a high rate of return to sport following hip arthroscopy
Memon, M, Kay, J, Hache, P, Simunovic, N, Harris, JD, O’Donnell, J & Ayeni, OR 2018, Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy, pp. 1-39. DOI: 10.1007/s00167-018-4929-z

Blood Flow Restriction Therapy for Stimulating Skeletal Muscle Growth: Practical Considerations for Maximizing Recovery in Clinical Rehabilitation Settings
Lambert, BS, Hedt, C, Moreno, M, Harris, JD & McCulloch, P 2018, Techniques in Orthopaedics. DOI: 10.1097/BTO.0000000000000275

A Biomechanical Comparison of Fifth Metatarsal Jones Fracture Fixation Methods
Duplantier, NL, Mitchell, RJ, Zambrano, S, Stone, AC, Delgado, DA, Lambert, BS, Moreno, MR, Harris, JD, McCulloch, PC, Lintner, DM & Varner, KE 2018, American Journal of Sports Medicine, vol 46, no. 5, pp. 1220-1227. DOI: 10.1177/0363546517753376

Editorial Commentary: A Hip Scope Scoping Review on Surgical Outcome Reporting—If You Want to Know the Answer, You Have to Ask the Question
Harris, JD 2018, Arthroscopy - Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery, vol 34, no. 4, pp. 1329-1331. DOI: 10.1016/j.arthro.2018.02.008

Is digital photography an accurate and precise method for measuring range of motion of the shoulder and elbow?
Russo, RR, Burn, MB, Ismaily, SK, Gerrie, BJ, Han, S, Alexander, J, Lenherr, C, Noble, PC, Harris, JD & McCulloch, PC 2018, Journal of Orthopaedic Science, vol 23, no. 2, pp. 310-315. DOI: 10.1016/j.jos.2017.11.016

Performance and Return to Sport After Tommy John Surgery Among Major League Baseball Position Players
Jack, RA, Burn, MB, Sochacki, KR, McCulloch, PC, Lintner, DM & Harris, JD 2018, American Journal of Sports Medicine, vol 46, no. 7, pp. 1720-1726. DOI: 10.1177/0363546518762397

Does experience matter?: A meta-analysis of physician rating websites of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Jack, RA, Burn, MB, McCulloch, PC, Liberman, SR, Varner, KE & Harris, JD 2017, Musculoskeletal Surgery. DOI: 10.1007/s12306-017-0500-1

Hip Arthroscopic Surgery for Femoroacetabular Impingement With Capsular Management: Factors Associated With Achieving Clinically Significant Outcomes
Cvetanovich, GL, Weber, AE, Kuhns, BD, Alter, J, Harris, JD, Mather, RC & Nho, SJ 2018, American Journal of Sports Medicine, vol 46, no. 2, pp. 288-296. DOI: 10.1177/0363546517739824

Performance and Return to Sport After Thumb Ulnar Collateral Ligament Surgery in National Football League Players
Sochacki, KR, Jack, RA, Nauert, R, Liberman, SR, McCulloch, PC, Lintner, DM & Harris, JD 2018, Hand. DOI: 10.1177/1558944718760001

The Utilization of Interval Throwing Programs in the Physical Therapy Setting - A Cross-Sectional Survey
Hedt, CA, Holland, SB, Lambert, BS, Harris, JD & McCulloch, PC 2018, Journal of sport rehabilitation, pp. 1-22. DOI: 10.1123/jsr.2017-0237

Performance and Return to Sport After Thumb Ulnar Collateral Ligament Repair in Major League Baseball Players
Jack, RA, Sochacki, KR, Gagliano, B, Lintner, DM, Harris, JD & McCulloch, PC 2018, Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine, vol 6, no. 1. DOI: 10.1177/2325967117747268

Response to “Letter Regarding 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 2018, Foot and Ankle International, vol 39, no. 1, pp. 131-132. DOI: 10.1177/1071100717745266

Are Self-Reported Medication Allergies Associated With Worse Hip Outcome Scores Prior to Hip Arthroscopy?
Sochacki, KR, Jack, RA, Bekhradi, A, Delgado, D, McCulloch, PC & Harris, JD 2018, Arthroscopy - Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery. DOI: 10.1016/j.arthro.2018.01.025