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Accepting New Patients

Kelly C. Harris , MD

General Surgery, Vascular Surgery

Phone: (803) 409-7130
Fax: (803) 252-8280

  • University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida - Doctorate of Medicine with Distinction in Research
  • Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas - Bachelor of Science in Biology and Bachelor of Arts in History

  • Board Certified, American Board of Surgery
  • Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Skills (FLS), Certified
  • Training on Da Vinci Robot System, Completed

Dr. Kelly C. Harris is a General Surgeon practicing with Providence Surgical Associates in Columbia, SC. He received his medical degree from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in Miami, Florida, and completed his internship and residency at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center/Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, Texas. Prior to joining Providence Health, Dr. Harris was a General Surgeon with the Jackson Clinic in Tennessee performing a broad range of cases including breast, colorectal, hemodialysis access, vascular, endocrine, trauma, robotics, foregut, and more. Dr. Harris is trained and experienced in robotic surgery and is looking forward to pursuing the development of a robotic surgery program at Providence. Prior to his role at Jackson Clinic, he participated in multiple medical mission trips including Guadalajara, Mexico, Managua, Nicaragua, and Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico}. When not in the office or operating room, Dr. Harris enjoys spending time with his family, running, cooking, soccer, and yoga. Dr. Harris is fluent in Spanish.

  • University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida - Doctorate of Medicine with Distinction in Research
  • Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas - Bachelor of Science in Biology and Bachelor of Arts in History
  • Board Certified, American Board of Surgery
  • Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Skills (FLS), Certified
  • Training on Da Vinci Robot System, Completed
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center/Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas, Texas

Rotated on busy general surgery and surgical subspecialty services at Parkland Memorial Hospital, Saint Paul University Hospital, Zale-Lipshy University Hospital, North Texas Veterans Affairs Hospital and Children’s Medical Center Dallas. Received training on a breadth of surgery cases including general surgery, endocrine, colorectal, endoscopy, minimally invasive, oncology, breast, transplant, thoracic, vascular, pediatric, acute care surgery, trauma and burns. Heavy involvement in the education of medical students and fellow residents.

  • Ethics Committee, Jackson Madison County General Hospital 2015-present
  • Education Committee, Jackson Madison County General Hospital 2016-present
  • Class Vice President, University of Miami School of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University, 2006-2007 Organized class events and assisted the Class President in addressing various class issues
  • Surgery Interest Group, Vice President, University of Miami School of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University, 2006-2008 Organized surgical subspecialty informational meetings with academic and community physicians and arranged operating room experiences
  • Liaison to Bethesda Memorial Hospital, Boynton Beach, Florida, 2007-2008 Facilitated shadowing opportunities within the hospital and promoted hospital sponsored events for the students, such as suturing clinics
  • Director of Public Relations, 2008 Pompano Beach Health Fair, Pompano Beach, Florida Executed the media campaign reaching the underserved population of Broward County with the aim of encouraging attendance at the health fair and utilization of the free health services offered
  • Academic Society Co-Founder and Co-Director, University of Miami School of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University, 2007-2008 Established one of three new Academic Societies at the Regional Campus of University of Miami School of Medicine. Lead the mentorship of underclassmen in the society and organized opportunities for instruction in clinical skills.

Presentations:

  • Harris K, Gao X, Yepez SH, Kapur P, Meyer J, and Huerta S. “HIF-1 Determines Resistance to Ionizing Radiation in Rectal Cancer.”  Oral Presentation at the Association of VA Surgeons Annual Meeting, April 8, 2014, New Haven, CT          
  • Harris K, Tajima G, Stallwood C, Lederer, JA and Mannick JA. “Cd14 Upregulation Following Burn Injury in Mice is influenced by Toll-like Receptor 4, but Independent of Endotoxin;” an oral presentation at the 35th Annual Eastern-Atlantic Students Research Forum, February 25-28, 2009, Miami, FL

Publications: 

  • Harris K, Gao X, Yepez SH, Kapur P, Meyer J and Huerta S. “HIF-1 alpha and Resistance to Ionizing Radiation in Rectal Cancer.” Surgery: Current Research. 2014 4:5.
  • Served as the William J. von Liebig Research Scholar at Brigham & Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 2008
    • Participated in a twelve week program of intense research activity designed to provide initial exposure to clinically relevant problems in vascular surgery. I focused on projects specifically related to the immune response to trauma and sepsis.
  • Research Study Coordinator at the Institute for Retina Research, Dallas, Texas, 2006
    • Performed patient enrollment and authored research study protocols for a hereditary eye disease study focusing on macular degeneration
  • Laboratory Technician at a Southern Methodist University Molecular Biology Lab, Dallas, Texas, May 2005-February 2006
    • Performed an independent research project that sought to develop a cell line of trypanosomes that would express a fluorescent protein-tagged gene that would localize to the trypanosome flagella.
  • Laboratory Technician at a Southern Methodist University Molecular Genetics Lab, Dallas, Texas, 2004-2006
    • Assisted on numerous projects focused on the role of peroxyredoxins in the aging process.
  • Gary F. Purdue Award for outstanding graduating chief, University of Texas Southwestern/Parkland Hospital General Surgery Training Program, 2015
  • Chairman’s Award, given to the graduating chief resident determined to have the highest level of technical skill, University of Texas Southwestern/Parkland Hospital General Surgery Training Program, 2015
  • William J. von Liebig Research Scholar in Vascular Surgery at Brigham & Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 2008
  • Stanton Sharp Award recipient; awarded to the Southern Methodist University’s most outstanding graduate in the Department of History, 2006
  • Graduated Magna cum Laude with Honors in Liberal Arts from Southern Methodist University, 2006
  • Inducted to Phi Alpha Theta, the National History Honor Society, 2005
  • Appointed to the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Academic All-Conference Team, Cross-Country and Track and Field, 2002-2003
  • Southern Methodist University Dean’s Scholarship Recipient, 2002
  • Class Salutatorian, West Orange High School, Class of 2002
  • Associate Membership, American College of Surgeons
  • Tennessee Medical Association
  • DOCS Clinic, Miami, Florida and Key West, Florida, 2006-2010
    • Performed basic medical screening exams for cholesterol, diabetes, hypertension, cervical/breast/prostate cancer screening and provided health education to underserved populations of Miami and the Florida Keys
  • Medical Missions trip to Guadalajara, Mexico, Summer 2007
    • Traveled extensively across many of the poorest areas in Central Mexico with a physician, a dentist and nurse as part of a mobile medical team, gaining rich experience in international missions
  • Medical Missions trip to Managua, Nicaragua, March, 2007
    • Participated in a medical missions trip to Managua as part of a University of Miami program
  • High School Tutor at the Trinity River Mission, Dallas, Texas, 2005-2006
    • Spent three days a week involved in an after school tutoring and mentoring program aimed at underprivileged Mexican-American high school and junior high students in mathematics, English and the sciences
  • Medical Missions trip to Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico, Summer 2003
    • Worked alongside a Mexican physician observing primary care in rural free clinics in the State of Chihuahua