Speciality: Orthopaedics , Arthroscopic, Lower extremity, Sports Injuries, Hallux Valgus & Bunion Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Hallux Rigidus, Plantar Fasciitis, Traumatic Injuries, Total Ankle Replacement, Foot and Ankle Reconstruction, Bone & Joint Surgery, Minimally Invasive Techniques, Endoscopic Techniques, Flat Feet, Ailments, Achilles Tendinitis and Repair

+1 626 795 8051

Congress Orthopaedic Associates 800 South Raymond Ave, Pasadena
CA,
Los Angeles
USA - 91105.


Dr. Harris' practice focuses on ailments of the lower extremities and, in particular, ailments related to the foot and ankle. He is also an associate professor at the UCLA-Harbor Medical Center where he is the chief of foot and ankle surgery and teaches residents and students. He is also the co-director of the year long foot and ankle fellowship, "Congress Harbor Kaiser" foot and ankle fellowship that began in 2015.

In his clinical practice, Dr. Harris has written multiple scientific articles accepted in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Foot and Ankle International and the Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. He has also designed novel, innovative surgical implants that have been used worldwide. Furthermore, he has been invited to give instructional lectures across the globe. He is a reviewer for the prestigious Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery and Foot and Ankle International scientific journals. He is also a member of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society where he serves on the post-graduate education and training committee.

Dr. Harris has specific interests in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery as well as sports and traumatic injuries to the lower extremity. His surgical expertise includes a minimally invasive Achilles tendon repair, endoscopic treatment for plantar fasciitis, and multiple arthroscopic approaches to the ankle and hind foot. Dr. Harris also specializes in surgery for hallux valgus (bunions), hallux rigidus (arthritis) and flat feet. He has increasing interest in total ankle replacement. While using cutting edge technology to improve his patients' surgical outcomes, he believes elective surgery is often the last resort in addressing patient's pain and will always explore conservative options.

He lives in the Pasadena area with his wife, Tiffany and three young children.

He enjoys surfing, listening to music and reading non fiction and history books in any spare time he has when he isn’t spending time with his family.

Fellowship

  • UCLA Harbor, Balance Orthopaedics
  • Foot and Ankle Fellowship, Ronald W. Smith, M.D., Fellowship Director

Residency

Pennsylvania State University, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Department of Orthopaedics

Internship

Pennsylvania State University, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Department of Orthopaedics

Education

  • Georgetown University, Washington DC, M.D., cum laude
  • University of California, San Diego, B.A., magna cum laude
  • Dartmouth College, Exchange Program

Licensure

State of California

Certification

Diplomate, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Academic Appointments

  • UCLA Harbor Medical Center
  • Chief, Foot and Ankle Surgery, Department of Orthopaedics, Assistant Professor

Clinical Appointments

  • Huntington Memorial Hospital
  • Congress Orthopaedic Surgery Center
  • Huntington Ambulatory Surgery Center

Memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons California Orthopaedic Association
  • AOA
  • SICOT
  • Foot and Ankle ICL Subcommittee
  • SCIP Improvement Taskforce - Huntington Hospital
  • AOFAS

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