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E. John Harris Jr.

Academic Appointments

  • Professor of Surgery (Vascular) at the Stanford University Medical Center

Contact Information

  • Clinical Offices
    Vascular Surgery Clinic 300 Pasteur Dr H3600 MC 5642 Stanford, CA 94305
    Tel Work (650) 725-5227 Fax (650) 723-3600
  • Academic Offices
    Personal Information
    Email Tel (650) 493-5000 Tel (650) 723-8648
    Alternate Contact
    Barbara Munoz Administrative Associate Tel Work 1-6709
    Not for medical emergencies or patient use

Professional Overview

Clinical Focus

  • Vascular Surgery

Academic Appointments

Administrative Appointments

  • President, Northern California Vascular Society (2003 - 2005)
  • President-Elect, Norther California Vascular Society (2001 - 2003)

Professional Education

Residency: Oregon Health Science University OR (1991)
Medical Education: St Louis University School of Medicine MO (1985)
Internship: Oregon Health Science University OR (1986)
Board Certification: Vascular Surgery, American Board of Surgery (1994)
Fellowship: Oregon Health Sciences Univ Hospital OR (1992)
MD: Saint Louis University, Medicine (1985)

Courses

2013-14

Scientific Focus

Current Research and Scholarly Interests

I am interested in the role of thrombosis in stimulating venous wall morphologic change. Our preliminary data suggests thrombin, which is biologically active and intercalated in the thrombus, stimulates thrombin receptors in the venous wall leading to wall thickening. We have a model of DVT in the rat we are investigating and we are using a similar model in mice, some of which are knockouts and transgenics with various risk factors for thrombosis deleted or overexpressed. We are looking to develop new ways to prevent chronic venous wall thickening following DVT, which we see with ultrasound studies in patients with post-thrombotic venous insufficiency. I also have an interest in non-invasive vascular imaging. Current projects include the development of a 3-D color Duplex ultrasound and evaluation of differential arterial blood flow during moderate exercise using real time MRI and a special visualizer software program. We are evaluating and comparing differential flow increases in normal volunteers and patients with intermittent claudication. Such a tool could then be used to evaluate the efficacy of certain treatments for claudication.

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