Linda M. Harris MD

Linda Harris

Linda M. Harris
MD

Program Director Vascular Surgery, Professor of Surgery

Department of Surgery

Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences


Specialty/Research Focus

Surgery; Surgery - Endovascular; Surgery - Vascular

Contact Information
Buffalo General Medical Center
Department of Surgery
100 High Street B-7
Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone: 716-859-4225
Fax: 716-859-4222
lmharris@buffalo.edu


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Professional Summary:

Dr. Harris has a national reputation for her work in the field of education, having served on the ACME Surgery Review Committee, the Vascular Surgery Milestone Project and is the past President for the Association of Program Directors in Vascular Surgery and Eastern Vascular Society. Her clinical interests include peripheral arterial disease, venous occlusive disease, dialysis access, thoracic outlet syndrome, aneurysmal disease and carotid disease.

As a vascular surgeon, I am dedicated to treating and helping my patients manage conditions of the circulatory system, including diseases of the arteries, veins and lymph vessels and blood disorders that affect circulation. My patients can feel secure knowing I’m prepared to deliver the most advanced treatments available — including minimally invasive endovascular interventions, open vascular procedures and hybrid surgery techniques that combine open surgical and endovascular approaches. Vascular disease tends to be a lifelong problem; therefore, I aim to help my patients modify their lifestyles so that they experience as few vascular difficulties as possible throughout their lives.

I have decades of experience researching venous disease, cerebrovascular disease, aneurysms, peripheral arterial disease (PAD) and thoracic outlet syndrome. I am committed to conducting outcomes-based research for conditions including PAD and aneurisms because my goal is to increase knowledge about the intermediate and long-term results of endovascular and vascular practices and interventions. While immediate results are important, long-term outcomes are even more important for vascular disease, as we cannot cure the conditions, but we can treat them. I work toward learning which treatments are most effective based on patients’ end results.

As program director for both the vascular surgery residency and fellowship, I train the next generation of vascular surgeons to be preeminent members of the vascular surgical community. I believe that the better I prepare my medical students, residents and fellows, the more opportunities they have to positively affect a greater number of patients. My teaching covers all aspects of vascular disease; I teach trainees in clinics and the hospital setting and during angiographic procedures and open surgery.

I strive to help professionals and trainees in my field stay abreast of emerging scientific research and clinical applications. That’s why I’ve co-directed and lead symposia for the Gates Vascular Institute (GVI) and Western New York Vascular Society — conferences enabling discussion about updates in cardiac, vascular and neuroendovascular medicine. It’s also why I am an adviser for the Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Interest Group, which provides faculty mentoring and support to medical students considering surgical fields. Further, teaching trainees is such an important part of my work that I became a certified educator through the Royal College of Physicians, an organization that has helped me enhance my teaching methods and learn educational techniques to help my mentees excel.

Education and Training:

  • Physician Educator Program, Royal College of Physicians (2017)
  • Fellowship, University at Buffalo (1995)
  • Residency, General Surgery, University at Buffalo (1993)
  • Internship, General Surgery, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor (1989)
  • BS, Kent State University (1987)
  • MD, Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine (1987)

Employment:

  • Professor, University at Buffalo (2014-present)
  • Program Director, Vascular Residency Program, Surgery, University at Buffalo (2010-present)
  • Interim Program Director for the Vascular Residency, Surgery, University at Buffalo (2010-present)
  • Associate Professor, Surgery, University at Buffalo (2008-present)
  • Program Director, Vascular Fellowship Progam, Surgery, University at Buffalo (2003-present)
  • Assistant Professor, Surgery, University at Buffalo (1996-present)
  • Chief of Vascular Surgery, Surgery, University at Buffalo (2011–2018)
  • Division Vascular Surgery, Surgery, University at Buffalo (2011–2018)
  • Director, University at Buffalo (1995–2016)
  • Vice Chair Department of Surgery-Faculty Development, Surgery, University at Buffalo (2007–2011)
  • Interim Director-Division of Department, University at Buffalo (1999–2011)
  • Interim Program Director for the Vascular Residency, Surgery, University at Buffalo (1999–2003)
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Research Expertise:

  • Aneurysms
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Venous Disease

Journal Articles:

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Books and Book Chapters:

  • Harris LM, Dosluoglu HH. Distal Revascularization Interval Ligation (DRIL) Procedure.. 2011.
  • Harris LM. The Modified Biograft. 2010.
  • Harris LM, Dosluoglu HH. Nonthrombotic Complications of Arteriovenous Access for Hemodialysis.. 2010.
  • Harris L, Ricotta JJ. Peripheral Arterial Embolus.. 1995.
  • Harris LM, Blochle R. Inferior Vena Cava filters...

Abstracts:

  • Guarino R. Cardiac Sarcoidosis: A Case Report and New Approach to Treatment.. Cardiovascular Surgery. 1994; 2(3).
  • Dryjski M, O’Brien-Irr M, Shah R, Harris L, and Hassett J. Hospital Costs for Endovascular and Open Repair of AAA.. Journal of Vascular Surgery, Submitted for publication..
  • Harris LM*, Hordines J. Major Vascular Injuries in the Pediatric Population.. Annals of Vascular Surgery. Submitted for publication..
  • Dryjski M, O’Brien-Irr M, Harris LM, Janicke D, Hassett J. Evaluation of a Screening Protocol to Exclude DVT Among ER Patients. Journal of Vascular Surgery 2001. ; 34.
  • Ricotta JJ, Harris LM. Current Status of Cryopreserved Saphenous Vein Homografts.. Perspectives in Vascular Surgery 1999. ; 12.
  • Curl GR, Booth FV, Hassett JM, Leney G, Ricotta JJ. Screening for Asymptomatic DVT in SICU Patients.. Yearbook of Vascular Surgery 1999. Porter, J Med, St. Louis..
  • Dosluoglu HH, *Harris, LM. Bilateral Metachronous Rupture of Isolated Iliac Artery Aneurysms - A Case Report.. Vasc Surg 1999. ; 33(3).
  • Harris LM, Jennings L, Guarino R, Ricotta JJ. Intra-aortic Balloon Pump Entrapment: An Alternative Method of Management.. Vasc Surgery 1996. ; 30.
  • Harris LM, Mangione S, Ricotta JJ. An Alternative Method of Harvesting Endothelial and Smooth Muscle Cells from Arteries and Veins.. Endothelium 1995. ; 2.
  • Harris LM, Koerner N, Curl GR, Ricotta JJ. Active Pedal Plantarflexion: A Hemodynamic Measurement of Claudication.. J of Vasc Tech 1995. ; 19(3).

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Professional Memberships:

  • Society of University Surgeons (2011–present)
  • WNY Vascular Society; Past President
  • Eastern Vascular Society
  • Society of Vascular Surgery
  • Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery
  • American Venous Forum
  • European Vascular Society
  • American College of Surgeons
  • Erie County Medical Society

Presentations:

  • "Generational Differences: Learning, Involvement and Empowerment" 32nd Annual Norman Rosenberg Lectureship, Rutgers, Grand Rounds (2018)

Service Activities:

  • Advisor - Vascular/Endovascular SIG; Advisor for the Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Interest Group; Advisor

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Contact Information

Buffalo General Medical Center
Department of Surgery
100 High Street B-7
Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone: 716-859-4225
Fax: 716-859-4222
lmharris@buffalo.edu

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