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Michael R. Harrison, M.D.

Fetal and pediatric surgeon

Dr. Michael Harrison is director emeritus and co-founder of the Fetal Treatment Center at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital. He is an internationally known expert in fetal surgery, an area he helped pioneer with his colleagues at UCSF. For more than 25 years, he has studied how life-threatening fetal abnormalities alter normal physical processes. He developed techniques for both open surgery and minimally invasive surgery to repair many birth defects. Harrison's team also developed in utero stem cell transplantation to treat immune system deficiencies, enzyme deficiencies and abnormal hemoglobin in the blood.

Harrison graduated cum laude from Yale University and magna cum laude from Harvard Medical School. He completed surgical training at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and a pediatric surgery fellowship at Children's Hospital of Los Angeles. He is a professor emeritus of surgery, pediatrics, obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences.

Clinics

Fetal Treatment Center
400 Parnassus Ave., A-123
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 476-0445
Fax: (415) 502-0660

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

More about Michael R. Harrison

Additional Languages

Spanish

Education

Harvard University School of Medicine 1969

Residencies

Massachusetts General Hospital, General Surgery 1975

Fellowships

Los Angeles Children's Hospital, Pediatric Surgery 1978

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Hirsch BR, Harrison MR, George DJ, Walker MS, Chen C, Korytowsky B, Stepanski E, Abernethy AP. Use of "Real-World" data to describe adverse events during the treatment of metastatic renal cell carcinoma in routine clinical practice. Med Oncol. 2014 Sep; 31(9):156.
  2. Hirsch BR, George DJ, Harrison MR. Treatment selection in metastatic renal cell carcinoma: more confusion or a path forward? Clin Adv Hematol Oncol. 2014 Mar; 12(3):163-71.
  3. Harrison MR, Jones LW. Exercise as treatment for androgen deprivation therapy-associated physical dysfunction: ready for prime time? Eur Urol. 2014 May; 65(5):873-4.
  4. Harrison MR, Hirsch BR, George DJ, Walker MS, Chen C, Korytowsky B, Stepanski E, Abernethy AP. Real-world outcomes in metastatic renal cell carcinoma: insights from a joint community-academic registry. J Oncol Pract. 2014 Mar 1; 10(2):e63-72.
  5. Jiang H, Zhang J, Lan D. A low-frequency versatile wireless power transfer technology for biomedical implants. IEEE Trans Biomed Circuits Syst. 2013 Aug; 7(4):526-35.
  6. Harrison MR, George DJ, Walker MS, Chen C, Korytowsky B, Kirkendall DT, Stepanski EJ, Abernethy AP. "Real world" treatment of metastatic renal cell carcinoma in a joint community-academic cohort: progression-free survival over three lines of therapy. Clin Genitourin Cancer. 2013 Dec; 11(4):441-50.
  7. Plantmason LR, Xu G, Harrison MR, Maa J. Novel use of a magnet to help remove metallic foreign bodies from the gastrointestinal tract. Am Surg. 2012 Nov; 78(11):E472-3.
  8. Gonzales KD, Douglas G, Pichakron KO, Kwiat DA, Gallardo SG, Encinas JL, Hirose S, Harrison MR. Magnamosis III: delivery of a magnetic compression anastomosis device using minimally invasive endoscopic techniques. J Pediatr Surg. 2012 Jun; 47(6):1291-5.
  9. Saadai P, Jelin EB, Nijagal A, Schecter SC, Hirose S, MacKenzie TC, Rand L, Goldstein R, Farrell J, Harrison M, Lee H. Long-term outcomes after fetal therapy for congenital high airway obstructive syndrome. J Pediatr Surg. 2012 Jun; 47(6):1095-100.
  10. Shue EH, Harrison M, Hirose S. Maternal-fetal surgery: history and general considerations. Clin Perinatol. 2012 Jun; 39(2):269-78.
  11. Harrison MR, Gonzales KD, Bratton BJ, Christensen D, Curran PF, Fechter R, Hirose S. Magnetic mini-mover procedure for pectus excavatum III: safety and efficacy in a Food and Drug Administration-sponsored clinical trial. J Pediatr Surg. 2012 Jan; 47(1):154-9.
  12. Jiang H, Lan D, Lin D, Zhang J, Liou S, Shahnasser H, Shen M, Harrison M, Roy S. A feed-forward controlled AC-DC boost converter for biomedical implants. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2012; 2012:1675-8.
  13. Leroy J, Perretta S, Diana M, Wall J, Lindner V, Harrison M, Marescaux J. An original endoluminal magnetic anastomotic device allowing pure NOTES transgastric and transrectal sigmoidectomy in a porcine model: proof of concept. Surg Innov. 2012 Jun; 19(2):109-16.
  14. Rosenbluth KH, Kwiat DA, Harrison MR, Kezirian EJ. Hyoid bone advancement for improving airway patency: cadaver study of a magnet-based system. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2012 Mar; 146(3):491-6.
  15. Diana M, Wall J, Perretta S, Dallemagne B, Gonzales KD, Harrison MR, Agnus V, Soler L, Nicolau S, Marescaux J. Totally endoscopic magnetic enteral bypass by external guided rendez-vous technique. Surg Innov. 2011 Dec; 18(4):317-20.
  16. Perretta S, Wall JK, Dallemagne B, Harrison M, Becmeur F, Marescaux J. Video: two novel endoscopic esophageal lengthening and reconstruction techniques. Surg Endosc. 2011 Oct; 25(10):3440.
  17. Harrison MR. Tracheal occlusion works. Fetal Diagn Ther. 2011; 29(1):78-9.
  18. Pichakron KO, Jelin EB, Hirose S, Curran PF, Jamshidi R, Stephenson JT, Fechter R, Strange M, Harrison MR. Magnamosis II: Magnetic compression anastomosis for minimally invasive gastrojejunostomy and jejunojejunostomy. J Am Coll Surg. 2011 Jan; 212(1):42-9.
  19. Deprest JA, Flake AW, Gratacos E, Ville Y, Hecher K, Nicolaides K, Johnson MP, Luks FI, Adzick NS, Harrison MR. The making of fetal surgery. Prenat Diagn. 2010 Jul; 30(7):653-67.
  20. Harrison MR, Curran PF, Jamshidi R, Christensen D, Bratton BJ, Fechter R, Hirose S. Magnetic mini-mover procedure for pectus excavatum II: initial findings of a Food and Drug Administration-sponsored trial. J Pediatr Surg. 2010 Jan; 45(1):185-91; discussion 191-2.

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