J Peter Harris, M.D.

J Peter Harris, M.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 777-R
Rochester, NY 14642

Office: (585) 275-6108
Fax: (585) 442-0104

Professional Bio

Dr. J. Peter Harris is a native Rochesterian and attended Stanford University prior to medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He then completed a pediatric residency, including a chief resident position, before going on to fellowship training in pediatric cardiology. Since then, he has been on the faculty at the University of Rochester with the exception of six (6) years, 1984 to 1991, when he was Chief of the Division of Pediatric Cardiology at East Carolina University.



He is currently a professor of pediatrics, a full-time pediatric cardiologist and Associate Chair for Education in the Department of Pediatrics.

His research interests include educational methodologies, pediatric cardiovascular screening, heart rhythm abnormalities in infants and children, and sudden cardiac death.

Research Bio

Dr. Harris' research interests are:
1) Sudden Cardiac Death in Children and Adolescents
2) Arrhythmias in Pediatric Patients
3) Cardiovascular Screening in Pediatrics
4) Syncope in Pediatrics
5) Resident Education.



Research projects include:

Cardiac Safety Officer - TACT - Treatment of ADHD in Children with Tourette's Syndrome. Roger Kurlan, MD - PI: (1996-2000)

Cardiac Safety Officer - CAT - Clonidine in ADHD Treatment. Floyd R. Sallee MD, PhD - PI: (2000-2004)

Cardiac Safety Officer - Kiddie CAT - Clonidine in ADHD Treatment in Preschool Children. Floyd R. Sallee MD, PhD, PI: (2005-2008)

Awards & Honors (Local)

Nominated by the medical students as a potential recipient of the AAMC Humanism in Medicine Award 2006
Who's Who in Medical Science Education 2005 - 2006
Best Doctors in America 2005 - 2006
Best Doctors in America 2004 - 2005
Parker J. Palmer ACGME "Courage To Teach" Award 2004
Pediatric House Staff Teaching Award 2004
Gold Humanism Honor Society Induction 2004
Ruth A. Lawrence Academic Faculty Service Award 2002
Gilbert B. Forbes Dean's Teaching Scholar 1996 - 1999
Faculty Service Award, Dept. of Pediatrics (URMC) 1995
Genesee Valley Heart Association Leadership Award 1994
Pediatric Housestaff Teaching Award (PCMH) 1987 - 1988
Pitt County Heart Association Service Award 1987
Pitt County Heart Association Over Goal Award 1987
Pitt County Heart Association Merit Awards 1986
Pitt County Heart Association Merit Awards 1985
Pediatric House Staff Teaching Award (SMH) 1977 - 1978
Alpha Omega Alpha 1970
Doran J. Stephens Alumni Award 1970

Recent Journal Articles

Showing the 5 most recent journal articles. 56 available »

2006
Chang P; Harris JP. "Myocarditis". Pedaitrics in Review,. 2006; 27: 73-75. Link
2006
King A; Harris JP; Fritzell J; Kurlan R. "Syncope in children with Tourettes syndrome treated with Guanfacine." Movement Disorders J. 2006; 21: 419-420. Link
2003 Sep
"Index of suspicion." Pediatrics in review. 2003 Sep; 24(9):311-6.
2002 Feb 26
. "Treatment of ADHD in children with tics: a randomized controlled trial." Neurology.. 2002 Feb 26; 58(4):527-36.
2000
Wyckoff CC; Harris JP. "Sudden cardiac death in young adults with known heart disease." JURMC. 2000; . Link

Current Appointments

Professor Emeritus - Department of Pediatrics, Cardiology (SMD) - Primary

Specialties

Pediatrics - American Board of Pediatrics
Pediatric Cardiology - American Board of Pediatrics

Education

MD | Medicine | University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry1970
BA | Arts & Sciences | Stanford University1966

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY 1977
Chief Resident in Pediatrics, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY 1975
Assistant Resident in Pediatrics, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY 1974
Pediatric Internship, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY 1971