Dr. Harris earned his medical degree at West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine and completed an internship at Pinnacle Health Hospital System in Harrisburg, Pa. He completed residencies in pediatric orthopaedics, trauma and foot and ankle at Pinnacle Health Hospital System, Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta and Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Dr. Harris joined Carilion Clinic in 2013 while completing a fellowship for adult reconstruction and total joint.<br/><br/>

A joint replacement specialist, Dr. Harris clinical expertise includes primary knee and hip replacement, anterior total hip replacement, revision hip and knee replacement, shoulder pathology, trauma and fracture care and general orthopaedics.<br/><br/>

Dr. Harris is board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery and is a member of the American Academy Hip and Knee Surgeons. He holds an academic appointment as an assistant professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, as well as Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine.<br/><br/>

Dr. Harris has additionally been in the United States Air Force since 1997. As a flight surgeon in the United States Air Force, Dr. Harris was named Operational Safety Flight Surgeon of the Year in 2008, and has deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. He contiinues to serve as an active member of the Air National Guard.<br/><br/>

In his personal time, Dr. Harris enjoys running, golf, traveling, flying, hiking,occasional scuba diving and spending time with his wife and three children. The most gratifying part about his work is bringing the latest in surgical techniques and technology to patients in the New River Valley who otherwise would have to travel to obtain.
When my patients are able to increase their activity level and quality of life after treatment, that makes me very happy as a physician.
In Practice Since
Wed Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2014
Procedures Performed
Anterior approach hip replacement
Articular cartilage preservation/arthroscopy
Complicated hip and knee revision procedures
General orthopaedics non-operative interventions
General orthopaedics operative interventions
Rotator cuff repair
Shoulder arthroscopy
Shoulder replacement
Total knee replacement surgery
Affiliations
Carilion Clinic
VTC Affiliate
Medical Education
West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergraduate Education
Pennsylvania State University
Certifications
American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery
Degree
D.O.
Schools
West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine*
Internships
Community General Osteopathic Hospital
Residencies
Pinnacle Health Ortho Surgery Residency Program
Fellowships
Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
Interests
General orthopaedics
Hip impingement syndromes
Knee pathology
Labral pathology
Patellar instability
Shoulder pathology
Given Name
Ryan N.
Surname
Harris
Gender
Male
Accepts Children
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Accepts New Clients
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Accepts Mychart Appointments
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Accepts New Appointments
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