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Michael Harris

  • ASSOCIATE CLINICAL PROFESSOR Surgery
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Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery

Education

  • MD, Columbia Univ. Col. of Phy. & Surg.

  • Residency, Surgery
    Mount Sinai Hospital

Biography

    In the News

    Dr. Harris discusses ulcerative colitis in The Daily News feature The Daily Check Up.
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    Dr. Michael T. Harris is the Chief of Surgery and Surgical Services at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, in Englewood, NJ.  Dr. Harris is a nationally recognized expert in the field of gastrointestinal surgery, particularly in advanced reconstructive surgical techniques for inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis).  He has helped pioneer the use of minimally invasive (laparoscopic) surgical techniques for both diseases and has one of the largest IBD practices in the nation. 


    Dr. Harris also served as vice chairman of the Department of Surgery at Mount Sinai, responsible for the management of Surgical Associates, a 45-surgeon faculty practice.  He was recruited to this position and charged with helping create the premier patient-centered multispecialty surgical group in the nation.  His own practice consistently scored in the 99th percentile nationally in patient satisfaction surveys. In 2009, Dr. Harris was awarded the National Leadership in Medicine Award by the Studer Group® and a Gold Doc Award from the Arnold P. Gold Foundation for humanism in medicine.

    Dr. Harris has been very active in support of The Mount Sinai Medical Center. He served as the President of the Hospital Medical Board and its Executive Committee, and served on the Board of Governors of Faculty Practice Associates, the 840-physician multispecialty group of The Mount Sinai School of Medicine.  As past president of the Association of Attending Staff, comprised of over 2,000 active clinicians at Mount Sinai, Dr. Harris served as a strong advocate for patients and their physicians. In 2007, Dr. Harris was awarded with the Mount Sinai Department of Nursing’s highest honor for physicians, the Physician of the Year Special Recognition Award, given for outstanding collaboration with Mount Sinai nurses.

    Dr. Harris received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University in 1984, studying Russian literature.  He went on to earn his medical degree from the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University in 1988.  He completed his general surgery residency at Mount Sinai and then was managing partner of a large private surgical practice for over 10 years.


Awards

  • 2009 -
    Gold Doc Award for Humanism in Medicine
    The Arnold P. Gold Foundation

  • 2009 -
    National Leadership in Medicine Award
    The Studer Group

  • 2007 -
    Physician of the Year Special Recognition Award
    The Mount Sinai Hospital Department of Nursing

  • 2004 -
    Robert Paradny Teaching Award in Surgery
    The Mount Sinai Department of Surgery

Research

Gastrointestinal Surgery

Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Laprascopic Surgery, Laprascopic Colorectal Surgery, Restorative Proctocolectomy

  • Crohn's Disease
  • Ulcerative colitis

Publications

Oh C, Divino CM, Steinhagen RM. Anal fissure: 20-year experience. Dis Colon Rectum 1995; 38: 378-382.

Harris MT. Colorectal Carcinoma. In: Primary Care. Philadelphia, Lippincott-Raven; 1994.

Harris MT, Lewis BS. Systematic disease affecting the mesenteric circulation. Surgical Clinics of North America 1992; 72: 13-15.

Harris MT, Drew M, Cohen LB, Tenenbaum M. Esophageal obstruction in malignant mesothelioma. Diseases of the Esophagus 1994; 1: 212-214.

Bauer JJ, Harris MT, Grumbach NM, Gorfine SR. Laparoscopic-assisted intestinal resection for Crohn's disease. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum 1995; 38: 712-715.

Gorfine SR, Gelernt IM, Bauer JJ, Harris MT, Kreel I. Restorative proctocolectomy without diverting ileostomy. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum 1995; 38: 188-194.

Bauer JJ, Gorfine SR, Gelerrnt IM, Harris MT, Kreel I. Restorative proctocolectomy in patients older than fifty years. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum 1997; 40: 562-565.

Hearn K, Daily M, Harris MT, Bodian C. Reduce costs and improve patient satisfaction with home preoperative bowel preparations. Nursing Case Management 2000; 5: 13-25.

Ellozy S, Harris MT, Bauer J, Gorfine SR, Kreel I. Early postoperative small bowel obstruction: a prospective evaluation in 242 consecutive abdominal operations. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum 2002 Sept; 45(9): 1214-1217.

Gorfine SR, Harris MT, Bub DS, Bauer JJ. Restorative proctocolectomy for ulcerative colitis complicated by colorectal cancer. Dis Colon Rectum 2004; 47: 1377-1385.

Edden Y, Benkov K, Harris MT. Percutaneous Liver Biopsy Complicated by Hemobilia-Associated Acute Cholecystitis. World J Gastroenterol 2006 July; 12(27): 4435-4436.

Latzman GS, Kornbluth A, Murphy SJ, Legnani P, George J, Guller J, Carroccio A, Lewin S, Harris MT. Use of an intravascular thrombectomy device to treat life-threatening venous thrombosis in a patient with crohn's disease and G20210A prothrombin gene mutation.. Inflamm Bowel Dis 2007; 13(4): 505-508.

Divino C, Shapiro M, Greenstein AJ, Byrn J, Corona J, Greenstein A, Salky B, Harris MT. Surgical Management and Outcome of Patients with Duodenal Crohn's Disease. Journal of the American College of Surgeons 2008; 207(1): 36-42.

Steinlauf A, Marion J, Sachar D, Sandler A, Greenstein A, Harris MT. Ileouterine Fistulae: Possible Predisposing Factors to this Rare Complication of Crohn's Disease. Inflamm Bowel Dis 2010;.

Telem DA, Vine AJ, Swain G, Divino CM, Salky B, Greenstein AJ, Harris MT, Katz LB. Laparoscopic subtotal colectomy for medically refractory ulcerative colitis: the time has come. Surgical Endoscopy 2010; 24(7): 1616-1620.

Industry Relationships

Physicians and scientists on the faculty of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai often interact with pharmaceutical, device and biotechnology companies to improve patient care, develop new therapies and achieve scientific breakthroughs. In order to promote an ethical and transparent environment for conducting research, providing clinical care and teaching, Mount Sinai requires that salaried faculty inform the School of their relationships with such companies.

Dr.Harris is not currently required to report Industry relationships.

Mount Sinai's faculty policies relating to faculty collaboration with industry are posted on our website at http://icahn.mssm.edu/about-us/services-and-resources/faculty-resources/handbooks-and-policies/faculty-handbook. Patients may wish to ask their physician about the activities they perform for companies.

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