Dr. Gerald Harris - Professor of Ophthalmology

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Gerald J. Harris, MD

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Froedtert and Medical
College of Wisconsin
925 North 87th Street
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

Gerald J. Harris is Professor of ophthalmology and Chief of orbital and ophthalmic plastic surgery at the Froedtert and 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 of Atlas of Oculofacial Reconstruction. 

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 American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS) accredited fellowship training program.


Representative Publications:

The Role of the Immune Response in the Pathogenesis of Thyroid Eye Disease: A Reassessment

Teprotumumab for Thyroid-Associated Ophthalmopathy

Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus With Orbital Findings Preceding Skin Rash

Mechanisms of Visual Loss in Severe Proptosis