Dr. Gregory Harris Named 2020 Emerging Leader for American Osteopathic Foundation

Harbin Clinic Cancer Center physician Dr. Gregory Harris has been named a 2020 State Emerging Leader by the American Osteopathic Foundation (AOF). The distinguished honor, given in conjunction with the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), recognizes commitment to excellence in providing patient-centered care and service to others through osteopathic tenets and principles, advocacy efforts, community service and philanthropy.

The American Osteopathic Association represents more than 151,000 osteopathic physicians and medical students in the United States. The purpose and mission of AOF and AOA is to support programs and services that promote osteopathic medicine and enhance patient-centered care. A total of 10 Emerging Leaders were recognized, and Dr. Harris was the sole representative from Georgia.

“It was quite a surprise to be recognized as one of the 10 osteopathic state emerging leaders,” said Dr. Harris. “For the last decade, I have worked diligently within the profession to develop leadership opportunities for new physicians, postdoctoral trainees and students. Serving in this role will allow expansion of prospects for leadership within the AOA, including a new advocacy scholarship that covers the expenses for five postdoctoral trainees to attend the AOA “DO Day” in Washington,DC each year. I look forward to serving and becoming more involved within other state and local medical societies to encourage leadership opportunities for new physicians.”

Dr. Harris joined Harbin Clinic in 2018 as a Hematologist/Oncologist. He received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from the Kentucky College School of Osteopathic Medicine in Pikeville, Kentucky. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Michigan State University Genesys Regional Medical Center in Grand Blanc, Michigan, where he also served as Chief Resident. While there, he also served as Chief Fellow during his fellowship in Hematology and Oncology.

He is accredited in Internal Medicine, Hematology and Oncology by the American Osteopathic Association and is board certified in Hematology and Oncology by the American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine. He is a member of the American Society of Hematology, the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Osteopathic Association.