Dr. Thomas W. Harris is a well-established San Diego Surgeon, serving San Diego, California since 1980. He has served as a team physician for the United States Alpine Ski Team, Texas Rangers Baseball team, San Diego City College, and Southwestern Community College and as Orthopedic consultant. Dr. Thomas Harris held positions as the director of two sports medicine clinics specializing in reconstructive and arthroscopic surgery: the Athletic Orthopedic Institute (AOI) and the Shoulder, Knee Institute (SKI).
A graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas, Dr. Harris completed his surgical internship at the University of Texas and served as a medical officer and orthopedic resident in the U.S. Navy.
For three years, Dr. Harris was the Chief of Orthopedics and Chief of Surgery at Harbor View Medical Center and COAST Surgery Center, Scripps Chula Vista, UCSD Medical Center and Mercy Hospital. He is the first surgeon in San Diego County to offer arthroscopic microdiscectomy, an outpatient surgical procedure for disc repair and removal.
Dr. Harris is the first surgeon in San Diego to offer arthroscopic microdiscectomy. He has spent a great amount of time working with collegiate and professional athletes, as an orthopedic consultant and team physician. Dr. Harris’ work has been published in several local and national publications. He is the author of four books, including The Sports Medicine Guide for the Everyday Athlete, Power Baseball, Play Ball, and The Skier’s Sports Medicine Guide