Gerald J. Harris, MD
Professor of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, Chief, Orbital and Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery, Director, Orbital and Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery Fellowship
- The Eye Institute, Froedtert Hospital
- 925 N. 87th St.
Internship, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL
Residency, Ophthalmology, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL
Fellowship, Orbital and Oculoplastic Surgery, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, Columbia University, New York, NY
Dr. Gerald J. Harris is professor of ophthalmology and chief of orbital and ophthalmic plastic surgery at the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Eye Institute. 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. Air Force flight surgeon in Southeast Asia.
With a primary commitment to the surgical care of his patients, Dr. Harris has made scholarly contributions in the areas of orbital disease, eyelid reconstruction and lacrimal surgery. His publications include more than 150 original articles and book chapters as well as the surgical text Atlas of Oculofacial Reconstruction. He has delivered 117 invited lectures at institutions and societies worldwide and was honored as the Wendell L. Hughes Lecturer by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Dr. Harris is editor emeritus of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, having served as editor-in-chief for eight years. He is a member of the Orbital Society and the American Ophthalmological Society and is in the Presidential Track of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS), serving as vice president in 2015, president-elect in 2016, president in 2017, and chair of the advisory board in 2018. Dr. Harris is the program director and principal preceptor of an ASOPRS-accredited fellowship training program.
Honors and Awards
Air Medal and Commendation Medal (United States Air Force)
Board Certification, American Board of Ophthalmology
Honor Award (AAO)
Listed in Best Doctors in America (all editions)
Lester T. Jones Award (ASOPRS)
ASOPRS Outstanding Contribution Award
Residents’ Award for Teaching Excellence (MCW Department of Ophthalmology)
Wendell L. Hughes Lecturer (AAO)
Henri Johan Flieringa Lecturer (Rotterdam Eye Hospital)
Richard G. Weaver Lecturer (Wake Forest University School of Medicine)
ASOPRS Foundation Lecturer
Irving H. Leopold Lecturer (Wills Eye Hospital)
Arthur Culler Lecturer (The Ohio State University)
Robert Miller Lecturer (Northwestern University)
A. J. Elliott Lecturer (British Columbia Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons)
E. A. Baker Foundation Lecturer (Canadian Ophthalmological Society)
- Emeritus Editor-in-Chief, Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
- Fellowship Program Director, Orbital and Oculoplastic Surgery
- President, American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
- Section Chief, Orbital and Oculoplastic Surgery, MCW
- Eyelid and Periocular Reconstruction
- Aesthetic Approaches to Orbital Surgery
- Orbital Fractures: Election and Timing of Surgical Repair
- Orbital Infections: Age-related Differences in Management
- Orbital Tumors: Diagnosis and Management
(Bajric J, Harris GJ.) Orbit. 2019 Jun 27:1-10.
(Rosenbaum JT, Choi D, Harrington CA, Wilson DJ, Grossniklaus HE, Sibley CH, Salek SS, Ng JD, Dailey RA, Steele EA, Hayek B, Craven CM, Edward DP, Maktabi AMY, Al Hussain H, White VA, Dolman PJ, Czyz CN, Foster JA, Harris GJ, Bee YS, Tse DT, Alabiad CR, Dubovy SR, Kazim M, Selva D, Yeatts RP, Korn BS, Kikkawa DO, Silkiss RZ, Sivak-Callcott JA, Stauffer P, Planck SR.) JAMA Ophthalmol. 2017 11 01;135(11):1156-1162.
(Chiang E, Bee C, Harris GJ, Wells TS.) Am J Emerg Med. 2017 Nov;35(11):1766-1767.
(Mombaerts I, Bilyk JR, Rose GE, McNab AA, Fay A, Dolman PJ, Allen RC, Devoto MH, Harris GJ, Expert Panel of the Orbital Society.) JAMA Ophthalmol. 2017 07 01;135(7):769-776.
(Smith TJ, Kahaly GJ, Ezra DG, Fleming JC, Dailey RA, Tang RA, Harris GJ, Antonelli A, Salvi M, Goldberg RA, Gigantelli JW, Couch SM, Shriver EM, Hayek BR, Hink EM, Woodward RM, Gabriel K, Magni G, Douglas RS.) N Engl J Med. 2017 05 04;376(18):1748-1761.
(Dhakal B, Fenske TS, Ramalingam S, Shuff J, Epperla N, Hosking P, Rein L, Banerjee A, Hari P, D'Souza A, Shah N, Siker M, Griepentrog GJ, Harris GJ, Wells TS, Erickson BA, Hamadani M.) Clin Lymphoma Myeloma Leuk. 2017 05;17(5):305-311.e2.
(Jakobiec FA, Syed ZA, Stagner AM, Harris GJ, Rootman J, Yoon MK, Mombaerts I.) Am J Ophthalmol. 2016 Jun;166:91-102.
(Rosenbaum JT, Choi D, Wilson DJ, Grossniklaus HE, Harrington CA, Sibley CH, Dailey RA, Ng JD, Steele EA, Czyz CN, Foster JA, Tse D, Alabiad C, Dubovy S, Parekh PK, Harris GJ, Kazim M, Patel PJ, White VA, Dolman PJ, Korn BS, Kikkawa DO, Edward DP, Alkatan HM, al-Hussain H, Yeatts RP, Selva D, Stauffer P, Planck SR.) Exp Mol Pathol. 2015 Oct;99(2):271-8.
(Rosenbaum JT, Choi D, Wong A, Wilson DJ, Grossniklaus HE, Harrington CA, Dailey RA, Ng JD, Steele EA, Czyz CN, Foster JA, Tse D, Alabiad C, Dubovy S, Parekh PK, Harris GJ, Kazim M, Patel PJ, White VA, Dolman PJ, Edward DP, Alkatan HM, Al Hussain H, Selva D, Yeatts RP, Korn BS, Kikkawa DO, Stauffer P, Planck SR.) PLoS One. 2015;10(9):e0137654.
(Chisholm SAM, Costakos DM, Harris GJ.) Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2019 Jul/Aug;35(4):374-377.
(Chiang E, Bajric J, Harris GJ.) Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2018 Jul/Aug;34(4):e113-e115.
(Campbell AA, Harris GJ, Neu N, Kazim M.) Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2017 Sep/Oct;33(5):389.