Dr. Gerald J. Harris is Professor of Ophthalmology and Chief of Orbital and Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery at the Eye Institute of the Medical College of Wisconsin and Froedtert Hospital. He was born in Philadelphia, received his medical degree and Ophthalmology training at Northwestern University and was a Fellow in Orbital and Oculoplastic Surgery at Columbia University. He served as a U.S.A.F. Flight Surgeon in Southeast Asia. He is a member of the American Society of Ophthalmic, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS), The Orbital Society, and the American Ophthalmological Society. He is a past president of the Milwaukee Ophthalmological Society. Dr. Harris has received the Honor Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology, recognizing his frequent contributions as Senior Course Instructor. He is listed in "The Best Doctors in America", and in "The Best Doctors in America: Midwest Region"; all editions. He is Editor-in-Chief of "Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery". Dr. Harris is one of 27 Fellowship Preceptors sponsored by the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. In addition to frequent participation in national and international meetings, he has delivered 88 invited lectures. He is the author of 120 scientific publications. Among other honors, he was the keynote speaker at a recent Annual Scientific Symposium of ASOPRS and the Wendall Hughes Lecturer at the 2006 meeting of the American Academic of Ophthalmology.
Education / Training
- Fellowship in Orbital and Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery - Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center - New York, NY (1976-1977)
- Residency - Northwestern University - Chicago, IL (1973-1976)
- Doctor of Medicine - Northwestern University Medical School - Chicago, IL (1970)