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J Peter Harris, M.D.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Office: (585) 275-6108

Fax: (585) 442-0104

Biography

Syncope and Arrhythmias in Pediatric patients

Professional Background

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

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)

Credentials

Faculty Appointments

Specialties

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

Education

1966
BA | Stanford University
Arts & Sciences

1970
MD | University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/1970 - 06/30/1971
Internship in Pediatrics at University of Rochester Medical Center

07/01/1973 - 06/30/1975
Residency in Pediatrics at University of Rochester Medical Center

07/01/1975 - 06/30/1977
Fellowship in Pediatrics: Pediatric Cardiology at University of Rochester Medical Center

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Awards

2006
Nominated by the medical students as a potential recipient of the AAMC Humanism in Medicine Award

2005 - 2006
Who's Who in Medical Science Education

2005 - 2006
Best Doctors in America

2004 - 2005
Best Doctors in America

2004
Parker J. Palmer ACGME "Courage To Teach" Award

2004
Pediatric House Staff Teaching Award

2004
Gold Humanism Honor Society Induction

2002
Ruth A. Lawrence Academic Faculty Service Award

1996 - 1999
Gilbert B. Forbes Dean's Teaching Scholar

1995
Faculty Service Award, Dept. of Pediatrics (URMC)

1994
Genesee Valley Heart Association Leadership Award

1987 - 1988
Pediatric Housestaff Teaching Award (PCMH)

1987
Pitt County Heart Association Service Award

1987
Pitt County Heart Association Over Goal Award

1986
Pitt County Heart Association Merit Awards

1985
Pitt County Heart Association Merit Awards

1977 - 1978
Pediatric House Staff Teaching Award (SMH)

1970
Alpha Omega Alpha

1970
Doran J. Stephens Alumni Award

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Publications

Journal Articles

2006
Chang P; Harris JP. "Myocarditis". Pedaitrics in Review,. 2006; 27: 73-75.

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.

9/2003
"Index of suspicion." Pediatrics in review. 2003 Sep 0; 24(9):311-6.

Books & Chapters

2006
Chapter Title: Endocarditis.
Book Title: The Pediatric Clinical Advisor.
Author List: Harris JP.
Edited By: Garfunkel LC; Christy C; Kaczorowski J
Published By: Mosby2006 in St. Louis

2006
Chapter Title: Rheumatic Fever.
Book Title: The Pediatric Clinical Advisor
Author List: Harris JP, Alexson CG.
Edited By: Garfunkel LC; Christy C; Kaczorowski J
Published By: Mosby2006 in St. Louis

2006
Chapter Title: Atrial Septal Defect
Book Title: The Pediatric Clinical Advisor
Author List: Harris JP
Edited By: Garfunkel LC; Christy C; Kaczorowski J
Published By: Mosby2006 in St. Louis

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