7307 Creekbluff Drive
Austin, Texas 78750
Dr. Harris is Board-Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PMR) and Pain Medicine. He has extensive training in interventional spine procedures and has been using these techniques since 1996. As of 2011, he has performed more than 13,000 interventional spine procedures, and approximately 80,000 regenerative injection procedures. He is among the first physicians in Texas to provide Platelet-Rich Plasma and Mesenchymal Stem Cell grafting techniques, using both fluoroscopic and ultrasound technologies for precise targeting of injured and degenerated tissue. Dr. Harris has served as Medical Director for St. David’s Rehabilitation Center in Austin, Texas from 1992-2001. He has been an adjunct associate professor at the University of Texas at Austin in the Department of Electrical Engineering. Dr. Harris has taught interventional spine techniques including regenerative injection therapy to many physicians nationally and internationally, including physicians from India, Croatia, and Argentina. He is consulted frequently to assist in the treatment and rehabilitation of athletes from the University of Texas at Austin and other Central Texas universities, and has treated numerous local and touring musicians.
Dr. Harris is the Medical Director of the Center for Healing And Regenerative Medicine (CHARM), the first Central Texas facility combining the talents of a team skilled in Regenerative Medicine techniques, including physical therapy, nutrition guidance, and hormone assessment and treatment. Please visit the CHARM website (www.charmaustin.com) for more information.
In his spare time, Dr. Harris enjoys spending time with his family, playing sports and enjoying the outdoors. He plays guitar with several other physicians and great friends in a local Austin band, Natural Causes (see www.naturalcauseslive.com). He is blessed to have a wonderful, supportive wife, Michele (the Director of Physical Therapy at CHARM) and 3 active boys.
Education and Training
Dr. Harris earned his Bachelors of Science degree with Honors in Electrical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin in 1984. He earned his Medical Degree at the University of Texas Health Science Center / Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas in 1988. He completed his transitional internship at Brackenridge Hospital in Austin in 1989 and his residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver in 1992. He has been actively treating patients since then in the Central Texas region. He has continued to participate in and teach at numerous courses nationally on subjects such as interventional spine injection techniques, regenerative injection therapy, fibromyalgia and musculoskeletal medicine. He was Course Co-Director for the Texas Medical Association from 1995-2005 for the education of physicians involved in the Designated Doctor / Impairment Rating program for the Texas Worker’s Compensation Commission.
Read articles on this site by Dr. Harris:
- Why So Many Turn to Prolotherapy: The Failure of Traditional Pain Management Approaches
- The Growth Factor Basis For Prolotherapy
- How To Support Prolotherapy Treatment
- Mark Zupan of “Murderball” Performs Best With Prolotherapy
- When Prolotherapy Does Not Work
- Androgenic Hormones and Healing
- Twenty Common Questions About Prolotherapy