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Andrew P. Harris, M.D.

Elbow, Hand, Wrist

Dr. Andrew Harris is a dual fellowship-trained orthopedic trauma and hand surgeon who joined University Orthopedic Surgeons in 2020 with years of extensive training in the most advanced bone, joint, and muscle care. His expertise includes traumatic orthopedic injuries, fracture repair, and comprehensive treatment of the hand, wrist, and elbow.

Born and raised in Knoxville, Dr. Harris received his undergraduate degree in biochemistry and cellular molecular biology from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, before earning his medical degree at The University of Tennessee Health Center in Memphis. He then went to Brown University’s Warren Alpert Medical school in Providence, Rhode Island, for his orthopedic surgery residency training as well as his additional training in orthopedic trauma through his first fellowship. Dr. Harris later completed his second fellowship at The University of Utah in Salt Lake City, where he underwent intensive training in hand surgery.

In his practice, Dr. Harris aims to treat all his patients as if they were a family member. He believes that each patient is unique, and he is focused on providing individualized treatment plans depending on the patient's needs. Dr. Harris strives to provide the most up-to-date and evidence-based medicine, from microsurgery for the intricate structures of the hand to advanced care and reconstruction for severe and complex soft-tissue injuries.

Dr. Harris’s earliest interest in orthopedics stemmed from seeing the similarities in tools and equipment of doctors and those he used working on classic automobile restoration at a young age. When he isn’t seeing patients, Dr. Harris still spends time restoring classic automobiles. He also enjoys rock climbing, wakeboarding, snowboarding, and basketball.

Credentials

Education

  • Bachelor of Science: The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, 2008
  • Doctor of Medicine: The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN, 2013

Residency

  • Orthopedic Surgery: Brown Alpert Medical School, Providence, RI, 2013 – 2018

Fellowships

  • Orthopedic Trauma: Brown Alpert Medical School, Providence, RI, 2018 – 2019
  • Hand Surgery: The University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, 2019 – 2020

Began Practice at University Orthopedic Surgeons

  • 2020

Professional Distinctions

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Association for Hand Surgery
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand

Hospital Affiliations

  • The University of Tennessee Medical Center
  • Fort Sanders West Outpatient Surgery Center
  • Parkwest Medical Center

Research Articles

  • Andrew P Harris, Avi D. Goodman, Joseph A. Gil, Neill Y. Li, Jeremy Raducha, Andrew Sobel, Grayson L. Baird, PhD, Julia A. Katarincic.  “Incidence, Timing, and Risk Factors for Secondary Revision after Primary Revision of Traumatic Digit Amputations.” J Hand Surg Am. 2018 Nov;43(11):1040.e1-1040.e11
  • Alexander Kuczmarski, Andrew P Harris, Joseph Gil, Arnold-Peter Weiss. “Management of Diabetic Trigger Finger.” J Hand Surg Am. 2018 May 16. pii: S0363-5023(17)31769-0
  • Nathan T. Morrell, Andrew P Harris, Christian Skjong, Edward Akelman. “Carpal Tunnel Release: Do We Understand the Biomechanical Consequences?” J Wrist Surgery. 2014 Nov;3:235-238. doi: 10.1055/s-0034-1394363
  • Andrew P Harris, Avi D. Goodman, Joseph A. Gil, Neill Li, Jeremy Raducha, Arnold-Peter C. Weiss.  The Trapezium Dislocation: Case Presentation, Review of the Literature, Radiographic Analysis, Proposed Classification, and Treatment. Hand (N Y). November 2017:1558944717744339. doi:10.1177/1558944717744339.
  • Kunal Sindhu, Steven F Defroda, Andrew P Harris, Joseph A Gil. Management of partial fingertip amputation in adults: Operative and nonoperative treatment. Injury. October 2017. doi:10.1016/j.injury.2017.10.042.
  • Avi D. Goodman, Andrew P Harris, Joseph A. Gil, Jeremy Raducha, Joseph Park, Christopher J. Got.  “Evaluation and Management of Perilunate and Lunate Dislocations” Orthopedics. 2018 Nov 7:1-6
  • Andrew P Harris, Augusta Kluk, Joey Johnson, Avi D. Goodman, Neill Li, Edward Akelman. “Polymicrobial Pyogenic Flexor Tenosynovitis of the Index Finger and First Ray Resulting from Autophagia”  JOO. 2017 Jun; 10.1016/j.jor.2017.06.014
  • Brett D. Owens, Christopher Nacca, Andrew P Harris, Ross Feller. Comprehensive Review of Skiing and Snowboarding Injuries. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. November 2017. doi:10.5435/JAAOS-D-16-00832.
  • Andrew P Harris, Joey Johnson, P. Kaveh Mansuripur, Richard Limbird. “Cobalt Toxicity Following Revision Metal on Polyethylene Total Hip Arthroplasty for Fracture of Acetabular Ceramic Component.” Arthroplasty Today, Volume 1, Issue 4, Dec 2015, Pages 89–91. doi:10.1016/j.artd.2015.09.002
  • Christopher Nacca, Andrew P Harris, John Tuttle.  “Hemophilic Arthropathy” Orthopedics. 2017;  doi: 10.3928/01477447-20170619-05.
  • Alexander Kuczmarski, Andrew P Harris, Joseph A Gil, Brett D Owens. “Detection of Orthopedic  Implants in Metal Detectors and Airport Screening.” JBJS Rev. 2018 Jul;6(7):e7
  • Jeremy Raducha, Joseph Gil, Andrew P Harris, Brett D. Owens. Raducha JE, Gil JA, Harris A, Owens B. Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injuries of the Elbow in the Throwing Athlete. JBJS Rev. February 2018. doi:10.2106/JBJS.RVW.17.00061
  • Andrew P Harris, Avi D. Goodman, Joseph A. Gil, Neill Y. Li, Jeremy Raducha, Alexander Kuczmarski, Julia A. Katarincic.  “Seasonal Trends in Traumatic Digit Amputation Mechanisms: Experience of a Level I and a Level II Hospital in a Northeastern State” HAND (N Y) 2019 May 1:1558944719844347
  • Joseph Gil, Avi Goodman, Andrew P Harris, Neill Li, AP Weiss. “Cost of Revision Finger Tip Amputation Performed in the Emergency Department Versus the Operating Room.” HAND (N Y). 2018 Jul 30:1558944718790577
  • Neill Li, Justin Kleiner, Andrew P Harris, Avi Goodman, Julia Katarincic. “Patient Characteristics and Outcomes in Finger Replantation following Pediatric Traumatic Amputations: National Study of 3,090 Patients.” HAND (N Y). Sep 2019: DOI: 10.1177/1558944719873150
  • “When Dr. Smith retired, I was told Dr. Harris would be my phys./surgeon. From my first office visit, I knew not only was he knowledgeable and explained in layman's terms all about carpal tunnel; but, he was kind, caring, very likable--a "REAL" person who I felt like I had known all my life. As my pain increased, I realized surgery was my only option. I chose not to be put to sleep during the surgery. Nothing could have been done to make my experience better. Dr. Harris was punctual, reassuring, and thorough. He made me feel at ease and confident that I had made the right decision and had chosen the right physician for my surgery. The staff at UTMC Day Surgery was super efficient, kind, and wonderful. I also had a follow-up call from Day Surgery that evening making sure I was doing well and asked if I had any questions. The office staff had every base covered. Before leaving the office I knew what, where, and when everything had to be done before and after the surgery: the date to stop taking aspirin, Covid test apt., date, time, and location of surgery, therapy schedule, and post-op appointment. Everything was put in writing and explanation sheets were given to me. I have nothing but praise for Dr. Harris! I highly recommend him. He is the best.”
    – Jane N.
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