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Richard Harris, DPM

Clinical Assistant Professor
VA Podiatrist

Areas of Interest
diabetic limb salvage, foot & ankle reconstruction, reducing postoperative complications and improving clinical outcomes. 


Dr. Richard Harris, DPM, FACFAS, attended the University of Georgia, where he received his bachelor’s degree. After graduation, he attended the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine. After receiving his doctrine in podiatric medicine in 2015, Harris spent three years as a Podiatry Resident at the University of Florida Health Jacksonville. After completing his residency in 2018, Harris spent three more years as at the West Virginia University School of Medicine as an Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgery Attendee.

Harris is also a member of the American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons, American Board of Foot & Ankle Surgeons, and American Society of Forensic Podiatry. Harris joins the UAB Department of Vascular Surgery as an Clinical Assistant Professor and the VA as a Section Chief of Podiatry.

Selected Publications

Harris RC, Fang W. Transmetatarsal amputation outcomes when utilized to address foot gangrene and infection: a retrospective chart review. J Foot Ankle Surg. 2021;60(2):269-275. 

Harris RC, Strannigan KL, Piraino J. Comparison of the Complication Incidence in Open Versus Endoscopic Gastrocnemius Recession: A Retrospective Medical Record Review. J Foot Ankle Surg. 2018;57(4):747-752. 

Recurrence of Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the 5th toe: A Case Report. Poster presentation at the American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons 76th Annual Scientific Conference.


Medical School
Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine

University of Florida Health Jacksonville


Campus Address
BDB 674