Mitchel Harris, M.D.

Visiting Orthopaedic Surgeon
Orthopedic Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital
Chief, Orthopaedics
Massachusetts General Hospital
Head of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital
Harvard Medical School
William H. and Johanna A. Harris Professor of Orthopedic Surgery
Harvard Medical School
MD University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago 1984
cervical vertebrae; fracture management; geriatric spinal fracture management; lumbar vertebrae; osteomyelitis; spinal disorders; spinal fractures; spinal injuries; stem cell augmentation; thoracic vertebrae With more than 25 years of experience in academic orthopaedic surgery, Mitchel B. Harris, MD, has been named chief of the Department of Orthopaedics at Massachusetts General Hospital, effective October 1, 2017. Previously, Dr. Harris served as the chief of the Orthopaedic Trauma Service at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH). In addition to his leadership role in trauma, he spent 14 years serving as an active member of the Orthopaedic Spine Service at BWH and initiated a weekly multidisciplinary spinal oncology meeting.

After earning his medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in 1984, Dr. Harris completed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in 1989. He then went to the University of Toronto, Sunnybrook Health Science Center, for his fellowship in Orthopaedic Spine and Trauma in 1990, followed by a fellowship in Orthopaedic Spine and Trauma Surgery at Queen's Medical Centre in the United Kingdom in 1994.

Dr. Harris' research interests include:
  • Outcomes of the management of spinal disorders: operative and non-operative
  • Fracture management and outcomes
  • Outcomes of geriatric spinal fracture management
  • Osteomyelitis at the cellular level
  • Stem cell augmentation of fracture healing
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