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, New York 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:

  • (2017)
  • Fellowship, University at Buffalo (1995)
  • General Surgery, University at Buffalo (1993)
  • 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 Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (2014-present)
  • Interim Program Director for the Vascular Residency, Surgery, University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (2010-present)
  • Program Director, Vascular Residency Program, Surgery, University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (2010-present)
  • Associate Professor, Surgery, University at Buffalo (2008-present)
  • Program Director, Vascular Fellowship Progam, Surgery, University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (2003-present)
  • Assistant Professor, Surgery, University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (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 Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (1995–2016)
  • Vice Chair Department of Surgery-Faculty Development, Surgery, University at Buffalo (2007–2011)
  • Interim Director-Division of Department, University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (1999–2011)
  • Interim Program Director for the Vascular Residency, Surgery, University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (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. (2011) Chaikof‘s and Cambria‘s Atlas of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy. In: Distal Revascularization Interval Ligation (DRIL) Procedure.
  • Harris LM, Dosluoglu HH. (2010) Rutherfords 7th Edition Textbok Vascular Surgery. In: Nonthrombotic Complications of Arteriovenous Access for Hemodialysis. Elsevier Saunders, 1137-1154.
  • Harris LM. (2010) Vascular Surgery, 6th Edition. In: The Modified Biograft. Elsevier Saunders, 1137-1154.
  • Dosluoglu HH, Harris LM. (2009) Rutherford's Textbook of Vascular Surgery, 7th Edition. In: Nonthrombotic Complications of Arteriovenous Access for Dialysis. Elsevier
  • Harris L, Ricotta JJ. (1995) Current Surgical Therapy, 5th Edition. In: Peripheral Arterial Embolus. Mosby, 707-711.
  • Montross BC, Harris LM. (1900) Rutherfords Vascular Surgery and Endovascular. In: Nonthrombotic Complications of Arteriovenous Access for Hemodialysis. Elsevier Saunders, 10th Edition, Chapter 178
  • Harris LM, Blochle R. (1900) Haimovici‘s Vascular Surgery, 6th Edition. In: Inferior Vena Cava filters.

Abstracts:

  • Meess KM, Izzo RL, Dryjski ML, Curl RE, Harris LM, Springer M, Siddiqui AH, Rudin S, Ionita CN. (2017) 3D Printed Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Phantom for Image Guided Surgical Planning with a Patient Specific Fenestrated Endovascular Graft System. (Mar)
  • Guarino R. (1994) Cardiac Sarcoidosis: A Case Report and New Approach to Treatment. (Jun) 420-422
  • Harris LM, Mangione S, Ricotta JJ. (1900) An Alternative Method of Harvesting Endothelial and Smooth Muscle Cells from Arteries and Veins. (Jan) 347-348
  • Dosluoglu HH, *Harris, LM. (1900) Bilateral Metachronous Rupture of Isolated Iliac Artery Aneurysms - A Case Report. (Jan) 307-311
  • Harris LM, Koerner N, Curl GR, Ricotta JJ. (1900) Active Pedal Plantarflexion: A Hemodynamic Measurement of Claudication. (Jan) 115-118
  • Ricotta JJ, Harris LM. (1900) Current Status of Cryopreserved Saphenous Vein Homografts. (Jan) 132
  • Dryjski M, O’Brien-Irr M, Harris LM, Janicke D, Hassett J. (1900) Evaluation of a Screening Protocol to Exclude DVT Among ER Patients. (Jan) 1010-1015
  • Dryjski M, O’Brien-Irr M, Shah R, Harris L, and Hassett J. (1900) Hospital Costs for Endovascular and Open Repair of AAA. (Jan)
  • Harris LM, Jennings L, Guarino R, Ricotta JJ. (1900) Intra-aortic Balloon Pump Entrapment: An Alternative Method of Management. (Jan) 239-244
  • Harris LM*, Hordines J. (1900) Major Vascular Injuries in the Pediatric Population. (Jan)
  • Curl GR, Booth FV, Hassett JM, Leney G, Ricotta JJ. (1900) Screening for Asymptomatic DVT in SICU Patients. (Jan)
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Professional Memberships:

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

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, New York 14203
Phone: 716-859-4225
Fax: 716-859-4222
lmharris@buffalo.edu

This faculty member is affiliated with UBMD, practicing physicians who are also professors in the Jacobs School.

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