June 7, 2013
Andy Harris, M.D., an affiliate assistant professor in the department of ophthalmology, has been named as the new interim director of the Global Health Center. Dr. Harris has worked at OHSU since 2007, where he founded the Professionals' Training in Global Health program (PTGH) to provide comprehensive training for medical professionals seeking to work overseas. In assuming his new position in Global Health, Dr. Harris will continue to lead the Center's staff and faculty commitment to global health education at OHSU.
Dr. Harris is a board certified ophthalmologist with significant clinical experience, as well as community involvement. He is a volunteer at Salem Free Medical Clinic at Trinity Church in Salem, which he founded, and also at Wallace Medical Concern and Essential Health Clinic. He has participated in numerous overseas teaching and medical mission opportunities, most recently to Ethiopia (2009) and Sierra Leone, West Africa (2010).
Dr. Harris earned his M.D. degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine, and completed an internship in internal medicine, a residency, and fellowship in diabetic retinopathy at University of Wisconsin.
This announcement was previously sent out by the Office of the Provost.