Hobart Harris, MD, MPH

Gastrointestinal surgeon

Dr. Hobart W. Harris, chief of General Surgery at UCSF Medical Center, is an expert in treating surgical infections and diseases of the pancreas and biliary system. He treats patients with complicated and often life-threatening conditions in the Complex Abdominal Surgery Program. His areas of expertise include pancreas and bile duct cancer, acute and chronic pancreatitis, islet cell transplantation for pancreatitis, gallstone disease, intra-abdominal sepsis and serious infections of the skin and soft tissue.

Harris earned undergraduate, medical and public health degrees at Harvard University, then completed an internship and residency in surgery at UCSF. After residency training, he completed a fellowship in heptobiliary surgery at the University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital and joined UCSF in 1994. Harris is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and is a member of numerous surgical and scientific societies including the American Surgical Association. His research focuses on surgical infections, innate immunity and inflammatory diseases of the pancreas.

Clinics

Gastrointestinal Surgery at Parnassus
400 Parnassus Ave., Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143-0388
Phone: (415) 353-2161
Fax: (415) 353-2505

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Pancreas Center
1825 Fourth St., Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Patient Information and Appointments: (415) 353-9888
Administrative Inquiries: (415) 476-3270
Fax: (415) 353-9931

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

Conditions & Treatments

Board Certification

Surgery, American Board of Surgery

Academic Title

Professor

More about Hobart Harris

Additional Languages

Spanish

Education

Harvard University School of Medicine 1983

Residencies

UCSF Medical Center, General Surgery 1993

Fellowships

University of Hong Kong, Heptobiliary Surgery 1994

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Lebares CC, Guvva EV, Ascher NL, O'Sullivan PS, Harris HW, Epel ES. Burnout and Stress Among US Surgery Residents: Psychological Distress and Resilience. J Am Coll Surg. 2018 Jan; 226(1):80-90.
  2. Urisman T, Garcia A, Harris HW. Impact of surgical intensive care unit interdisciplinary rounds on interprofessional collaboration and quality of care: Mixed qualitative-quantitative study. Intensive Crit Care Nurs. 2018 Feb; 44:18-23.
  3. Kim SS, Nakakura EK, Wang ZJ, Kim GE, Corvera CU, Harris HW, Kirkwood KS, Hirose R, Tempero MA, Ko AH. Preoperative FOLFIRINOX for borderline resectable pancreatic cancer: Is radiation necessary in the modern era of chemotherapy? J Surg Oncol. 2016 Oct; 114(5):587-596.
  4. Wong A, Lee S, Nathan NS, Wang F, Hansen SL, Harris HW, Sbitany H. Postoperative Prophylactic Antibiotic Use following Ventral Hernia Repair with Placement of Surgical Drains Reduces the Postoperative Surgical-Site Infection Rate. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2016 Jan; 137(1):285-94.
  5. Liao A, Harris HW, Maharbiz MM. Towards a full-field strain sensor for guiding hernia repairs. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2015 08; 2015:1243-6.
  6. Bettini A, Ulloa JG, Harris H. Appendicitis within Morgagni Hernia and simultaneous Paraesophageal Hernia. BMC Surg. 2015 Feb 02; 15:15.
  7. Brown I, Bellevue O, Shawo A, Woldesemayat H, Lyo V, Rayikanti B, Lee M, Uzosike ED, Kasravi S, Harris HW. Low-dose cyclophosphamide improves survival in a murine treatment model of sepsis. Shock. 2015 Jan; 43(1):92-8.
  8. Carter JT, Kaplan JA, Nguyen JN, Lin MY, Rogers SJ, Harris HW. A prospective, randomized controlled trial of single-incision laparoscopic vs conventional 3-port laparoscopic appendectomy for treatment of acute appendicitis. J Am Coll Surg. 2014 May; 218(5):950-9.
  9. Sanchez Rodriguez R, Pauli ML, Neuhaus IM, Yu SS, Arron ST, Harris HW, Yang SH, Anthony BA, Sverdrup FM, Krow-Lucal E, MacKenzie TC, Johnson DS, Meyer EH, Löhr A, Hsu A, Koo J, Liao W, Gupta R, Debbaneh MG, Butler D, Huynh M, Levin EC, Leon A, Hoffman WY, McGrath MH, Alvarado MD, Ludwig CH, Truong HA, Maurano MM, Gratz IK, Abbas AK, Rosenblum MD. Memory regulatory T cells reside in human skin. J Clin Invest. 2014 Mar; 124(3):1027-36.
  10. Beard JH, Oresanya LB, Akoko L, Mwanga A, Dicker RA, Harris HW. An estimation of inguinal hernia epidemiology adjusted for population age structure in Tanzania. Hernia. 2014 Apr; 18(2):289-95.
  11. Harris HW. Clinical outcomes of biologic mesh: where do we stand? Surg Clin North Am. 2013 Oct; 93(5):1217-25.
  12. Harris HW. Biologic mesh for ventral hernia repair: a cautionary tale. Ann Surg. 2013 Jun; 257(6):997-8.
  13. Beard JH, Oresanya LB, Ohene-Yeboah M, Dicker RA, Harris HW. Characterizing the global burden of surgical disease: a method to estimate inguinal hernia epidemiology in Ghana. World J Surg. 2013 Mar; 37(3):498-503.
  14. Chuang KI, Corley D, Postlethwaite DA, Merchant M, Harris HW. Does increased experience with laparoscopic cholecystectomy yield more complex bile duct injuries? Am J Surg. 2012 Apr; 203(4):480-7.
  15. Chuang KI, Leung B, Hsu N, Harris HW. Heparin protects against septic mortality via apoE-antagonism. Am J Surg. 2011 Sep; 202(3):325-35.
  16. Leung B, Harris HW. NKT cells: the culprits of sepsis? J Surg Res. 2011 May 01; 167(1):87-95.
  17. Leung B, Harris HW. NKT cells in sepsis. Clin Dev Immunol. 2010; 2010.
  18. Spitzer AL, Chuang KI, Victorino GP, Kasravi B, Curran B, Lee D, Harris HW. Chylomicrons combined with endotoxin moderate microvascular permeability. Innate Immun. 2011 Feb; 17(3):283-92.
  19. Chuang K, Elford EL, Tseng J, Leung B, Harris HW. An expanding role for apolipoprotein E in sepsis and inflammation. Am J Surg. 2010 Sep; 200(3):391-7.
  20. Rogers SJ, Cello JP, Horn JK, Siperstein AE, Schecter WP, Campbell AR, Mackersie RC, Rodas A, Kreuwel HT, Harris HW. Prospective randomized trial of LC+LCBDE vs ERCP/S+LC for common bile duct stone disease. Arch Surg. 2010 Jan; 145(1):28-33.

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