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Robert D. Harris, MD

Emeritus Professor of Radiology
Emeritus Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Middlebury College, BA 1977
U. Vermont College of Medicine, MD 1982
M.P.H. The Dartmouth Institute 2009

The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice

Curriculum Vitae

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Contact Information

Dartmouth Medical School
HB 7780
Hanover NH 03755

Professional Interests

I am interested in applying ultrasound (US), especially compact ultrasound, in low resource settings, both in performing diagnostic US and teaching local providers the basics of ultrasound skills. Many facilities lack any sort of imaging, and this inexpensive technology opens doors for diagnostic capabilities. I have done this in Haiti, Nicaragua, Africa, and Vietnam. I have worked with DMS medical students over the years as well as Radiology residents.

Selected Publications


Prospective Comparison of Diagnostic Accuracy Between Point-of-Care and Conventional Ultrasound in a General Diagnostic Department: Implications for Resource-Limited Settings.
Haider SJA, diFlorio-Alexander R, Lam DH, Cho JY, Sohn JH, Harris R
J Ultrasound Med. 2017 Jul;36(7):1453-1460. doi: 10.7863/ultra.16.06084. Epub 2017 Mar 24.
PMID: 28339133

Clinical Importance and Natural History of Biliary Sludge in Outpatients.
Hill PA, Harris RD
J Ultrasound Med. 2016 Mar;35(3):605-10. doi: 10.7863/ultra.15.05026. Epub 2016 Feb 22.
PMID: 26903661

A 10-year study of factors associated with alcohol treatment use and non-use in a U.S. population sample.
Chartier KG, Miller K, Harris TR, Caetano R
Drug Alcohol Depend. 2016 Mar 1;160:205-11. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2016.01.005. Epub 2016 Jan 16.
PMID: 26850510

Lymphatic Malformations: A Case-Based Overview.
Brandt R, Harris R, Padua H
Ultrasound Q. 2016 Dec;32(4):361-362.
PMID: 26588100

The disruptive radiologist.
Ulreich S, Harris RD, Sze G, Moriarity AK, Bluth E
J Am Coll Radiol. 2015 Aug;12(8):800-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2015.02.013. Epub 2015 Apr 24.
PMID: 25920582

Morbidity associated with schistosomiasis before and after treatment in young children in Rusinga Island, western Kenya.
Davis SM, Wiegand RE, Mulama F, Kareko EI, Harris R, Ochola E, Samuels AM, Rawago F, Mwinzi PM, Fox LM, Odiere MR, Won KY
Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2015 May;92(5):952-8. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.14-0346. Epub 2015 Mar 9.
PMID: 25758651

Utility of compact ultrasound in a mass surgical selection program in Africa: experience of a sonologist at the MV Africa Mercy Hospital Ship's screening day.
Harris RD, Parker G
J Ultrasound Med. 2015 Feb;34(2):341-8. doi: 10.7863/ultra.34.2.341.
PMID: 25614408

A call to arms or making (ultrasound) waves!
Harris R, Marks W
Ultrasound Q. 2013 Dec;29(4):343-4. doi: 10.1097/RUQ.0b013e3182a46599.
PMID: 24263760

ACR Appropriateness Criteria® clinically suspected adnexal mass.
Harris RD, Javitt MC, Glanc P, Brown DL, Dubinsky T, Harisinghani MG, Khati NJ, Kim YB, Mitchell DG, Pandharipande PV, Pannu HK, Podrasky AE, Royal HD, Shipp TD, Siegel CL, Simpson L, Wall DJ, Wong-You-Cheong JJ, Zelop CM, American College of Radiology.
Ultrasound Q. 2013 Mar;29(1):79-86. doi: 10.1097/RUQ.0b013e3182814d9b.
PMID: 23358212

Radiology on the Africa Mercy, the largest private floating hospital ship in the world.
Harris RD
AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2013 Feb;200(2):W124-9. doi: 10.2214/AJR.12.9087.
PMID: 23345376

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