Joshua D. Harris, MD

Bobbie Nau and John L. Nau III Distinguished Associate Professor 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

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.

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.

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.

Quantitative high-resolution 7T MRI to assess longitudinal changes in articular cartilage after anterior cruciate ligament injury in a rabbit model of post-traumatic osteoarthritis
Terracciano, R, Carcamo-Bahena, Y, Royal, ALR, Demarchi, D, Labis, JS, Harris, JD, Weiner, BK, Gupta, N & Filgueira, CS 2022, , Osteoarthritis and Cartilage Open, vol. 4, no. 2, 100259.

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.