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Thomas W. Harris, MD

Orthopaedic Surgery


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Dr. Thomas Harris received his medical degree at the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston. He completed his surgical internship at the University of Texas and served as a medical officer and orthopedic resident in the U.S. Navy. It was also at the University of Texas Medical Branch that he completed residencies in Adult Orthopaedics and Hand Surgery. Dr. Harris also finished his fellowship in Sports Medicine Training at the Southern California Sports Medicine and Otherpaedic Group.

Dr. Harris is the first surgeon in San Diego to offer anthroscopic microdiscectomy. He has spend a great amount of time working with collegiate and professional athletes, as an orthopedic consultant and team physician. Dr. Harris’ work has been published in several local and national publications. He is the author of four books, including The Sports Medicine Guide for the Everyday Athlete, Power Baseball, Play Ball, and The Skier’s Sports Medicine Guide.

Dr. Harris is currently welcoming new patients.

Languages Spoken
  • › English
  • › Spanish
Hospital Affiliations
  • › Southern California Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Group, Sports Medicine Training Fellowship - 1979
  • › University of Texas Medical Branch, Children's Hospital, Hand Surgery Service - 1979
  • › University of Texas Medical Branch, John Sealy Hospital, Adult Orthopaedics Residency - 1978
  • › Naval Hospital, Adult Orthopaedics Residency - 1974
  • › University of Texas Medical School, General Surgery, Straight Surgery Internship - 1973
  • › University Of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, MD - 1971
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5395 Ruffin Road
Ste. 201
San Diego, CA, 92123

Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna
  • Arizona Foundation
  • Beech Street
  • Beech Street (Workers' Comp)
  • Coventry / First Health
  • Coventry / First Health (Workers' Comp)
  • Focus Healthcare
  • Health Management Network, Inc.
  • Interplan / HealthSmart (Workers' Comp)
  • MultiPlan
  • MultiPlan (Workers' Comp)
  • Pacific Foundation SISC (Workers' Comp)
  • Prime Health Services (Workers' Comp)
  • Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS)
  • Scripps Employee Medical Plan
  • Three Rivers
  • Three Rivers (Workers' Comp)
  • USA MCO (Workers' Comp)

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