Joshua D. Harris, MD

Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Academic Institute
Associate Clinical Member, Research Institute
Houston Methodist
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. 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

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.

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.

Plantar Plating for Medial Naviculocuneiform Arthrodesis in Progressive Collapsing Foot Deformity
Wininger, AE, Klavas, DM, Gardner, SS, Ahuero, JS, Harris, JD & Varner, KE 2022, , Foot and Ankle Orthopaedics, vol. 7, no. 1.

Editorial Commentary: Hip Primary Labral Repair Versus Reconstruction: Equally Successful Outcomes Can Be Achieved Based on Proper Indications
Harris, JD 2022, , Arthroscopy - Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery, vol. 38, no. 2, pp. 362-364.

Does Complexity Always Correlate With Compensation? An Analysis of Work Relative Value Units in 3 Common Nerve Decompression Syndromes
Doval, AF, Boochoon, K, Le, HB, Mehra, NV, Liberman, S, Harris, JD & Echo, A 2022, , Annals of plastic surgery, vol. 88, no. 2, pp. 208-211.

Post-Related Complications in Hip Arthroscopy Are Reported Significantly Greater in Prospective Versus Retrospective Literature: A Systematic Review
Wininger, AE, Mei-Dan, O, Ellis, TJ, Lewis, BD, Kollmorgen, RC, Echo, A & Harris, JD 2022, , Arthroscopy - Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery, vol. 38, no. 5, pp. 1658-1663.

Blood Flow Restriction Enhances Rehabilitation and Return to Sport: The Paradox of Proximal Performance
Hedt, C, McCulloch, PC, Harris, JD & Lambert, BS 2022, , Arthroscopy, Sports Medicine, and Rehabilitation, vol. 4, no. 1, pp. e51-e63.

Analysis of Current Orthopedic Surgery Residents and Their Prior Medical Education: Does Medical School Ranking Matter in Orthopedic Surgery Match?
Holderread, BM, Liu, J, Craft, HK, Weiner, BK, Harris, JD & Liberman, SR 2022, , Journal of Surgical Education, vol. 79, no. 4, pp. 1063-1075.

Calculating Intraoperative Fluid Deficit to Prevent Abdominal Compartment Syndrome in Hip Arthroscopy
Yalamanchili, DR, Shively, S, Banffy, MB, Taliwal, N, Clark, E, Hunter, G, Mayle, A, Dumont, GD, Westermann, RW, Harris, JD & Laskovski, JR 2022, , Arthroscopy Techniques, vol. 11, no. 1, pp. e89-e93.

Preoperative Magnetic Resonance Imaging Offers Questionable Clinical Utility, Delays Time to Hip Arthroscopy, and Lacks Cost-Effectiveness in Patients Aged =40 Years With Femoroacetabular Impingement Syndrome: A Retrospective 5-Year Analysis
Ramkumar, PN, Helm, JM, Berrier, AS, Vega, JF, Yalcin, S, Kunze, KN, Harris, JD & Nwachukwu, BU 2022, , Arthroscopy - Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery, vol. 38, no. 11, pp. 3013-3019.

Preoperative Pericapsular Nerve Group Block Results in Less Pain, Decreased Narcotic Use, and Quicker Discharge Time Than No Block in Patients Who Were Surgically Treated for Femoroacetabular Impingement Syndrome
Kollmorgen, R, Umerani, M, Gollon, J, Fleming, D, Lewis, B, Harris, J & Ellis, T 2022, , Arthroscopy, Sports Medicine, and Rehabilitation, vol. 4, no. 5, pp. e1617-e1621.

Musculoskeletal pathology as an early warning sign of systemic amyloidosis: a systematic review of amyloid deposition and orthopedic surgery
Wininger, AE, Phelps, BM, Le, JT, Harris, JD, Trachtenberg, BH & Liberman, SR 2021, , BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, vol. 22, no. 1, 51.

The Effect of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Orthopaedic Residency Program Social Media Utilization
Holderread, BM, Liu, J, Wininger, AE, Harris, JD & Liberman, SR 2021, , JBJS Open Access, vol. 6, no. 4, e21.00104.

Letter to the editor re. “Representation of women in sport sciences research, publications, and editorial leadership positions: Are we moving forward?”
Lubowitz, JH, Harris, JD, Brand, JC & Rossi, MJ 2021, , Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, vol. 24, no. 11, pp. 1098.

Hip Instability in Ballet Dancers: A Narrative Review
Vera, AM, Nho, SJ, Mather, RC, Wuerz, TH & Harris, JD 2021, , Journal of dance medicine & science : official publication of the International Association for Dance Medicine & Science, vol. 25, no. 3, pp. 176-190.

Author Reply to “How Complex Is the Complex Innervation of the Coxal Capsular Complex?”
Meheux, CJ, Hirase, T, Dong, D, Clyburn, TA & Harris, JD 2021, , Arthroscopy - Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery, vol. 37, no. 7, pp. 2024-2026.

Percutaneous Needle Fasciotomy versus Collagenase Injection for Dupuytren's Contracture: A Systematic Review of Comparative Studies
Hirase, T, Suresh, R, Cotton, MO, Han, A, Burn, MB, Harris, JD & Liberman, SR 2021, , Journal of Hand and Microsurgery, vol. 13, no. 3, pp. 150-156.

Editorial Commentary: An Optimal Classification System to Guide Prognosis and Treatment in Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome: Now We're Speaking the Same Language
Harris, JD 2021, , Arthroscopy - Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery, vol. 37, no. 7, pp. 2137-2139.

Editorial Commentary: Virtual Reality Simulation Can Help Arthroscopic Hip Preservation Surgeons at All Levels of Training and Practice—This is How
Harris, JD 2021, , Arthroscopy - Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery, vol. 37, no. 6, pp. 1867-1871.