Thomas G. Harris, M.D.

Thomas G. Harris, M.D.
Foot and Ankle Reconstruction Surgery Orthopaedic Surgery

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.

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, their twins, Cole and Kirra, and new baby, Dane.

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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800 South Raymond Ave
Pasadena, CA 91105
Phone: (626) 795-8051 Fax: (626) 795-0356
289 West Huntington Drive
Arcadia, CA 91007
Phone: (626) 821-0707 Fax: (626) 821-0239