Our Physicians

Philip L Harris, MD, FACS

Board Certified General Surgeon
Specialty
  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Appendectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colon Surgery
  • Complex Hernia Repairs
  • Gallbladder
  • Gastrointestinal tract
  • General Surgery
  • Hemorrhoid Procedures
  • Hernia Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Appendectomy
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Parathyroid
  • Skin Malignancies
  • Thyroid Surgery
Education

Residency, Shands Hospital, Gainesville, Florida
Doctorate of Medicine, Penn State Hershey College of Medicine
Bachelor of Science in Natural Science - graduated summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa member, Muhlenberg College

PHYSICIAN PROFILE

Dr. Harris has been a diplomate of the American Board of Surgery since 1989 and maintains current board certification. He graduated summa cum laude, a Phi Beta Kappa member, from Muhlenberg College, with a Bachelor of Science in Natural Science. He received his Medical Degree from Penn State Hershey College of Medicine and completed his internship and residency at Shands Hospital in Gainesville, Florida. Dr. Harris is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the Woodward Surgical Society, the American Society of Breast Surgeons, the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, the Florida Medical Society, and the Palm Beach County Medical Society. He is also included in the Consumers’ Research Council of America’s Guide to America’s Top Surgeons.

Since the beginning of his surgical training with Dr. Edward M. Copeland and Dr. Kirby Bland at the University of Florida, Dr. Harris has pursued his interest in breast cancer treatment. In New York, he served as a regional investigator of sentinel lymph node biopsy. He has received training to perform outpatient ultrasound-guided breast biopsies, stereotactic breast biopsies, and ultrasound-guided catheter insertion (MammoSite® and SAVI™).

Dr. Harris focuses on the field of endocrine surgery, which includes thyroid and parathyroid disorders. He uses intraoperative nerve monitoring and parathyroid hormone testing to maximize safety. Dr. Harris uses minimally invasive techniques where appropriate, including laparoscopic procedures, minimally invasive endoscopic thyroid surgery, and minimally invasive radioguided parathyroid surgery (MIRP).

Dr. Harris is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Nova Southeastern University College of Medical Sciences, University of Miami School of Medicine, and Florida Atlantic University. He has surgical staff privileges at Bethesda Memorial Hospital and Delray Medical Center.

Dr. Harris resides in Wellington, Florida with his family. When time allows, paints in his studio and has exhibited in several galleries and invitational shows. He also enjoys spending time outside fly fishing and grilling. You can view Dr. Harris’s artwork online at www.philipharrrisgallery.com.

Academic and Professional Affiliations

Fellow, American College of Surgeons
Member, Woodward Surgical Society
Member, American Society of Breast Surgeons
Member, The Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
Member, the Florida Medical Society
Member, the Palm Beach County Medical Society

Clinical Assistant Professor, Nova Southeastern University College of Medical Sciences
Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Miami School of Medicine
Clinical Assistant Professor, Florida Atlantic University
He has surgical staff privileges at Bethesda Memorial Hospital and Delray Medical Center

Dr. Harris’s Hospital Affiliations/ Surgical Staff Privileges
Bethesda Hospital East
Delray Medical Center

Honors and Recognition

Included in the Consumers’ Research Council of America’s Guide to America’s Top Surgeons.