Gerald J. Harris, MD, FACS

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Since emerging as a distinct subspecialty more than 40 years ago, oculoplastic surgery has combined reconstructive proficiency and ophthalmologic perspective in the management of a wide range of conditions surrounding the eyeball in adults and children, including tumors of the orbit and eyelids; traumatic disruption of the eyelids, tear ducts and orbital bones; inflammatory disorders such as Graves orbitopathy; congenital anomalies such as ptosis; age-related problems such as drooping, “baggy” or malpositioned eyelids and excessive or inadequate tearing; and anophthalmic problems such as orbital implant complications and socket deformities. Because of the conditions treated, oculoplastic surgery sits at the interface of ophthalmology and many other disciplines. Our interdepartmental collaboration within Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin optimizes and integrates patient care and includes multispecialty conferences and tumor boards, interdisciplinary surgeries and reciprocal rotations of fellows and residents.

Since emerging as a distinct subspecialty more than 40 years ago, oculoplastic surgery has combined reconstructive proficiency and ophthalmologic perspective in the management of a wide range of…
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About

Dr. Gerald J. Harris is professor of ophthalmology and chief of orbital and ophthalmic plastic surgery at the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Eye Institute. He was born in Philadelphia, received his medical degree and ophthalmology training at Northwestern University and was a fellow in orbital and oculoplastic surgery at Columbia University. He served as a U.S. Air Force flight surgeon in Southeast Asia.

With a primary commitment to the surgical care of his patients, Dr. Harris has made scholarly contributions in the areas of orbital disease, eyelid reconstruction and lacrimal surgery. His publications include more than 150 original articles and book chapters as well as the surgical text Atlas of Oculofacial Reconstruction. He has delivered 117 invited lectures at institutions and societies worldwide and was honored as the Wendell L. Hughes Lecturer by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Dr. Harris is editor emeritus of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, having served as editor-in-chief for eight years. He is a member of the Orbital Society and the American Ophthalmological Society and is in the Presidential Track of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS), serving as vice president in 2015, president-elect in 2016, president in 2017, and chair of the advisory board in 2018. Dr. Harris is the program director and principal preceptor of an ASOPRS-accredited fellowship training program.

Overview

Diseases & Conditions

Droopy Eyelids/Eyebrows
Eyelid Lesions and Skin Cancers
Facial Palsy
Facial Spasm/Blepharospasm
Orbital Fractures and Soft Tissue Trauma
Orbital Tumors, Infections and Inflammations
Tear Drainage Problems
Thyroid Eye Disease

Treatment & Services

Botox Injections
Comprehensive Ophthalmology
Cosmetic Eyelid/Eyebrow Surgery
Eyelid Lesion Removal
Functional Eyelid & Eyebrow Surgery
Orbital Fracture Repair
Orbital Tumor Surgery
Periocular Reconstruction after Mohs Surgery
Tear Duct Surgery

Ages Seen

Infant
Child
Adolescent
Adult
Senior

Languages Spoken

English

Hospital Affiliations

Froedtert Hospital

Locations

925 North 87th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53226
Eye Institute - Froedtert Hospital

Education & Training

Northwestern University Medical School - Chicago - IL - Doctor of Medicine - (1970)

Northwestern University - Chicago - IL - Residency - (1973-1976)

Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center - New York - NY - Fellowship in Orbital and Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery - (1976-1977)

Board Certifications

Ophthalmology

Patient Reviews

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Dr Harris is the best doctor at Froedtert !
Everything were great
My Dr. Could explain procedures a bit better to me. I feel like a by-stander at my appointments sometimes.
I have a very high degree of confidence in my doctors expertise and his investment in providing the best medical care possible on my behalf. This is very reassuring to me. Thank you.
Excellent team
Excellent practice !!
Dr. Harris is very caring person. He always explains in a layman's language. I would give him 10+ rating
Outstanding service
Nurses very friendly and easy to talk to. Dr. Harris extremely professional and very thorough. I am very pleased with the service. Matter of fact a nurse at the eye institute called already to schedule the surgery. Gee I was expecting to hear from her in a few weeks. She's very diligent!
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