Odette A. Harris, MD, MPH (D ’91)

Professor, Neurosurgery
Vice Chair, Diversity, Department of Neurosurgery
Director, Brain Injury
Stanford University School of Medicine

Silicon Valley, CA

Elected 2020 (Alumni Trustee)
AB Dartmouth College
MD Stanford University
MPH University of California, Berkeley

Odette Harris is a Professor of Neurosurgery at Stanford University School of Medicine, Vice Chair, Diversity and Director of Brain Injury, Deputy Chief of Staff, Rehabilitation at the VA Palo Alto and Principal Investigator of the Defense Veterans and Brain Injury Center.

Dr. Harris manages the care of patients suffering from traumatic brain injury implementing treatment algorithms aimed at improving outcomes.

She majored in Biology at Dartmouth and received her MD degree from Stanford University School of Medicine where she also completed Residency. She earned a Master of Public Health, Epidemiology from the University of California, Berkeley.

Dr. Harris has won numerous academic, research and humanitarian awards. Most recently, she was recognized in 2019 by Forbes and Ebony Magazine Power 100 List Award as one of 100 most influential African Americans and received the National Medical Fellowships (NMF) Award for Excellence in Academic Medicine. SHe was appointed a Fellow of the Aspen Global Leadership Network in 2018.

As a Dartmouth volunteer, she has served as an Admissions Interviewer, on the Dartmouth Alumni Council and Mentor to undergraduates and alumni pursuing STEM.

Dr. Harris lives in Silicon Valley with her husband and two daughters.