Colin B. Harris, MD

Spine

Specialty

Spine


Contact

Tel: 973-972-0679

Colin B. Harris, MD, is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon at North Jersey Orthopaedic Institute (NJOI), and an assistant professor at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (NJMS), Department of Orthopaedics. In addition to his position with the practice and NJMS, he is also an attending physician at University Hospital in Newark, NJ, and Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. His practice focuses on the surgical and nonsurgical treatment of degenerative, traumatic and oncologic spine conditions, especially revision spine surgery, spinal deformity and cervical spine disorders. He is also extensively trained in minimally invasive surgical techniques and lateral access surgery.

Dr. Harris is professionally affiliated with the following organizations:

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • North American Spine Society

He has also received numerous honors and awards, including:

  • Alfred F. Behrens Award
  • The King's Crown Leadership Excellence Award
  • Frederick F. Buechel Award for Outstanding Resident Research Project
  • NYMC Clinical Honors: Surgery, Medicine, Pediatrics, Neurology

 

Contact Doctor: 973-972-0679

Dr. Harris completed a spine surgery fellowship at Rush University Medical Center and Shriners Hospital for Children, Chicago, IL. He completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery and an internship in general and orthopaedic surgery at NJMS. He served as Administrative Chief Resident at NJMS. He received his medical degree from New York Medical College (NYMC), and his bachelor's degree from Columbia University, New York, NY.

Publications

El-Hawary R, Sturm P, Cahill P, Samdani A, Vitale M. Gabos P, Bodin N, D’Amato C, Harris C, Al Khudairy A, Smith J. What is the risk of developing proximal junctional kyphosis during growth friendly treatments for early-onset scoliosis? J Ped Orthop. 2017 Mar;37(2):86-91.

Calancie B, Donohue M, Harris C, Canute G, Singla A, Wilcoxen K, Moquin R, Neuromonitoring with pulse-train stimulation for implantation of thoracic pedicle Screws; A blinded and randomized clinical study. Part 1; Methods and alarm criteria. J Neurosurg Spine, April 1, 2014; 13648: 1-17

Harris C, Reiter M, O’Connor J, Vives M, Loeven M, Yalamanchili P, P143. Effects of 5-Lipoxygenases Inhibition on Posterolateral Lumbar Spinal Fusion in the Rat Model, Spinal J. 2008(5)169s-170S.

Vives M, Harris C, Reiter M, Drzala M, Use of Stand-up Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Evaluation of Cervicothoracic Injury in Patients with Ankylosing Spondylitis. Spine J. August 2008 8(4):678-82.

Harris C, DiRusso S, Sullivan T, and Benzil D, Mortality risk after head injury increases at 30years. J Am Coll Surg. 2003 Nov;1997(5);711-6.

Harris C, Biswas D, Anderson G, Shott S, Espinoza-Orias J, Takatori R, Sagisaki K, An HS. Effects of Age and Symptoms on Lumbar Segmental Range of Motion; A Univariate and Multivariate Analysis. Manuscript in preparation.

Books, Monographs and Chapters

Harris C, Assina R, Gentile B, Vives M. Head and Spine Anatomy and Biomechanics. In DeLee and Drez’s Orthopaedic Sports Medicine: Principles and Practice, 5th Ed. Elsevier, In Press 2017.

Vives M, Harris C. Spine Injuries in Sports. In Orthopaedic Knowledge Update 5: Spine. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2017, Rosement, IL (In Press 2017).

Vives M. Harris C. Closed cervical skeletal tong placement and retraction techniques. In Atlas of Operative Techniques; Spine Surgery. 3rd Edition. Vaccaro A, Baron E, Eds. Elsevier, July 2016.

Harris C, Shukairy M, Philips F. Anterior Cervical Corpectomy. In Handbook of Spine Surgery. Baaj AA, Mummaneni PV, Uribe JS, Vaccaro AR, Greenberg AS, Eds. Thieme, New York, NY 2015.

Presciutti S, Quirno M, Harris C, Phillips F. Trans-Oral Odontoidectomy. . In Handbook of Spine Surgery. Baaj AA, Mummaneni PV, Uribe JS, Vaccaro AR, Greenberg AS, Eds. Thieme, New York, NY 2015.

Phillips F, Harris C, Forty-Five Year-Old Male with Mechanical Low Back Pain, With and Without L4-5 Spondylolisthesis; Argument for Dorsal Approach, In Spinal Surgery; Techniques, Complications Avoidance, and Management, 3rd ED Benzel, EC, 2011.

Phillips F, Harris C, Trans-Oral Odontoidectomy. In Handbook of Spine Surgery. Baaj AA, Mummaneni PV, Iribe JS, Vaccaro AR, Greenberg AS, Eds. Thieme, New York, NY 2011.

Harris C, Vives M, Lumbar Degenerative Spondylolisthesis with Multi-Level Stenosis Case I. In Prove it! Evidence-Based Analysis of Common Spine Problems. Bono C, Fisher C, Eds., Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia PA, 2010.

Capo J, Harris C, Operative Treatment of Thumb CMC Joint Fractures. In Operative Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery. Weisel S, Hunt T, Eds. Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia PA, July 2010.

Vives M. Harris C, Closed cervical skeletal tong placement and retraction techniques. In Atlas of Operative Techniques; Spine Surgery. Vaccaro A, Baron E, Eds. Elsevier, October 2007.

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Co-investigator. Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy (CSM-S) Surgical Trial. Multicenter study. Principal site investigator, Robert Heary, MD. Approved by Rutgers University Hospital IRB. Currently enrolling patients July 2016.

Co-investigator. In Vivo Study of Probable Benefit of the Neuro-Spinal Scaffold for Safety and Neurologic Recovery in Subjects with Complete Thoracic ASIA A Spinal Cord Injury (INSPIRE). Multicenter study. Principal site investigator, Robert Heary, MD. Rutgers University Hospital IRB application pending August 2016.

Co-investigator. Validation of the VerSpine Spinal Goniometer. Principal investigator, Thomas Haher, MD, Syracuse, NY. Approved by Crouse Hospital and St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center IRB. Completed patient enrollment June 2016, currently in data collection and analysis.

Co-investigator. A self-administered screening questionnaire can identify patients with cervical myelopathy. Principal investigator, Michael Vives, MD, Newark, NJ. Approved by Rutgers University Hospital IRB. Patients currently in enrollment.