OIC is please to announce that Dr. Mitch Harris has joined its Scientific Advisory Board.  Dr. Harris is Chief of Orthopedic Trauma at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He is responsible for organizing the clinical and administrative structure of the orthopaedic trauma service at BWH as well as coordinating the service with the Mass General Orthopaedic Trauma Service under the umbrella of the Partners Orthopaedic Trauma Services.

In addition, Dr. Harris is an Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School. He completed his medical degree through the University of Illinois-Chicago and his orthopaedic residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. He completed Fellowships in orthopedic spine and trauma at the University of Toronto, Sunnybrook Health Science Centre, and Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham, UK.

He was a recipient of the International Volvo Award for Low Back Pain Research as well as several Departmental Teaching Awards including Teacher of the Year Award at Wake Forest in 2003. Dr. Harris joined the faculty at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in July 2003 where he subsequently received the Teacher of the Year Award in 2004.

He has been actively involved with the Orthopaedic Trauma Association and is currently its representative in Health Care Policy at the Board of Specialty Societies.